This Conference is a Wonderful Opportunity for People to Both Take Part in Presenting and Listening to Presentations,’ says Conference Attendee


Collaboration is at the core of the Library 2.0 virtual conference series, co-founded by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. This free, online conference series thrives on the research and knowledge shared by the international library and information science community.  

Planning for the fourth annual conference about the future of libraries in the 21st century is underway. The Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference, scheduled for October 8–9, 2014, will be held entirely online in multiple time zones with presentations delivered in multiple languages. Start thinking about your presentation topic now, as proposals may be submitted starting April 1, 2014. This is a call for presentation proposals.

Conference Strands

Have you recently implemented new digital initiatives among museums, archives, and libraries? Does your library offer mobile access to services? What are you doing to reach diverse communities and serve multilingual populations?  Share your challenges, successes, new ideas, and case studies with your colleagues around the world. This year’s conference features six subject strands trending in the information professions, as follows:

  1. Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  2. Emerging Technologies and Trends
  3. Learning Commons and Infinite Learning
  4. Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
  5. User Centered Services and Models
  6. Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities

Examples of topics for each subject strand can be viewed on the conference website at:

Submit a Presentation Proposal

Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal. This is a participatory conference with a focus on all-inclusiveness. Proposals can be submitted from April 1–September 15, 2014. The earlier you submit your proposal, the more flexibility you’ll have in scheduling your presentation time during this two-day, around-the-clock conference. Presentations must be non-commercial. For presentation guidelines and step-by-step instructions on how to submit your presentation proposal, please see:

Nominate Keynote Speakers

You are also invited to nominate dynamic speakers who will lead the global conversation, inspiring an international audience of information professionals. Self-nominations will be accepted. The deadline to nominate keynote speakers is March 31, 2014. Make your nomination today!

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