Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences
The San José State University School of Information presents three mini-conferences for 2021 to be held in March, June and October.
Who Should Attend: Librarians, library staff members, and library school students and educators from around the globe
Seguimos Creando Enlaces: Civic Engagement in Action – Recordings Available
The March conference was held March 25 and 26, 2021, and brought the long-running bilingual (Spanish and English) Seguimos Creando Enlaces (Creating Connections) conference online. This event fosters community connections and cultural diversity in public, academic and special libraries,” said Steve Hargadon, who co-founded the Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series with Dr. Sandra Hirsh in 2011, as a way to facilitate topical discussions among information professionals worldwide. “In past years the event has welcomed library workers from both sides of the California-Mexico border to share best practices and work towards more inclusive library spaces for all.”
Seguimos Creando Enlaces 2021 was presented by the Southern California Library Cooperative in partnership with the SERRA Library Cooperative, California State Library, Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference Series, and the School of Information at San José State University. This conference was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Library 2.021 Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their services, resources, and events into the virtual realm. Librarians have not only met this challenge, but they have thrived in bringing online new dynamic digital content and engaging virtual programming and instructional events, such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons. Please join us as we discuss the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post-COVID world.
The call for proposals is open. Proposals will be approved on a rolling basis, and the deadline to submit a proposal is May 14, 2021.
- When: Thursday, June 17, 2021
- Cost: FREE!
- Where: Online
- Register to Attend: https://librariespostcovid.eventbrite.com/
Sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees. Participants are encouraged to use #library2021 and #librariespostcovid on their social media posts about the event.
Please visit the Library 2.0 conference website for speaker biographies, call for proposals, and registration information.
This event is being organized in partnership with Ellyssa Kroski, the director of information technology and marketing at the New York Law Institute, as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books.
Mark Your Calendar
Save the date of October 21, 2021, for the third and last Library 2.021 mini-conference on the theme of Libraries as Community Anchors.
More information about the Library 2.021 Worldwide Virtual Conference series will be posted as it becomes available. Join the Library 2.0 network (it’s free) to stay updated about these conferences and other professional development options.