Impressive Lineup of Keynote Presenters and Distinguished Speakers for Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference


Presenting from Peru, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the nine keynote presenters for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference will share a truly international perspective about the future of libraries in the Information Age. The open online conference will be held around the clock in multiple languages and time zones beginning October 18, 2013. Keynote Presenters Span the Globe [INFOGRAPHIC]

Library 2.013 Conference Keynote Presenters

  • Doris Samanez Alzamora (Peru, South America)
  • Jocelyn Cranefield (New Zealand)
  • Sandra Hirsh (United States)
  • Buhle Mbambo-Thata (South Africa)
  • Peter Morville (United States)
  • Neil Pakenham-Walsh (United Kingdom)
  • Lee Rainie (United States)
  • Barbara Stripling (United States)
  • Roy Tennant (United States)

Additionally, many of the Library 2.012 conference keynote speakers are returning as distinguished speakers for this year’s conference, including David Weinberger (United States), Ellen Tise (South Africa), Susan Hildreth (United States), and Jianzhong Wu (China). Please visit for a full list of keynote and distinguished speakers confirmed for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference.

You can also join the conversation and submit your own presentation proposal. This year’s conference features eight subject strands, including two new strands featuring doctoral student research and library and information center tours. Write up your abstract and submit it now for the most flexibility at scheduling your presentation. Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 15.

There are many ways to get involved in the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. We encourage everyone to present and attend this free conference. In addition, you can browse and comment on the submitted presentation proposals, join our global advisory and outreach board, sign up to volunteer and help moderate the live sessions and assist the speakers during the conference, and show your support by becoming a sponsor or partner.

The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference.

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