Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences


Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences
Library 2.020 Worldwide Virtual Conference

The SJSU School of Information is pleased to present the 10th Annual Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference.

Who Should Attend: Library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators

Library 2.020 March Conference

Library 2.020 Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals – Recordings Available

The series of three mini-conferences began on March 10, 2020, with a “wholehearted attitude” as we explored the human side of 21st Century information work. Sessions focused on how we can nurture a positive mindset in our employees, use the power of stories to promote understanding, and extend our reach into our global communities. As Associate Professor Michael Stephens puts it, “Soft skills are heart skills.” The conference sessions were recorded and can be accessed on the Library 2.0 site.

This conference was organized in partnership with iSchool Associate Professor Michael Stephens.

Library 2.020 June Conference

Library 2.020 Small, Rural and Independent Libraries – June 17

Next up in June, we’ll be focusing on innovations to address challenges often faced by rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries. A diverse array of topics will be discussed, such as:

  • Methods to provide Internet access and training to rural patrons;
  • New ways that small libraries can offer services that the big urban libraries offer;
  • How to take community partnerships to the next level;
  • Tools available to foster idea exchange among employees from small and rural libraries;
  • Novel ways to fund special programs;
  • Unique “Internet of Things” offers that are tailored to specific communities;
  • How to deal with emergencies when the sheriff’s department is far away.

This event is being organized in partnership with Jim Lynch from TechSoup for Libraries and Kate Laughlin from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: FREE!

Visit the conference website to view the call for proposals and register to attend. 


  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for “Sustainability in Libraries” — This conference is being organized in partnership with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, executive director of the Mid-Hudson Library System

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