iSchool Hosts Third Library 2.019 Virtual Mini-Conference “Emerging Technology” on October 30, 2019
Registration and Call for Submissions Open

Library 2.019 Emerging Technology Web Conference Oct 30, 2019

Want to keep your library on top of the latest trends and technologies that are revolutionizing the way we live and learn, get new ideas for implementation, and discuss the possibilities for the future?

The School of Information at San José State University is excited to announce the third Library 2.019 mini-conference: “Emerging Technology,” which will be held on Wednesday, October 30, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. This free, online and participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase research, work, and thinking on emerging technology.

Learn what real libraries are doing right now with cutting-edge technologies including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self; discover what they’re planning next and explore how you can implement these ideas in your own organization. All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are invited to participate in this web conference and are welcome to submit a presentation proposal before the deadline of September 30, 2019.

Once submitted, presentation proposals will be listed on the Library 2.0 website with the opportunity to view, comment and “like,” giving members the opportunity to share ideas and make connections before, during, and after the conference.

Upon a proposal’s acceptance, a 30-minute presentation time will be scheduled, and access will be granted to a mandatory training session that will familiarize participants with using Blackboard Collaborate. Proposals are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of sessions are limited, so prospective presenters are encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

The conference’s three-hour long format includes an opening keynote panel, concurrent crowd-sourced sessions, and a closing address. Keynote addresses will be given by: Associate Dean of Innovation and Resource Management at SJSU’s King Library, Christina Mune; Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois, Jim Hahn; Senior Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas, Ida Arlene Joiner; and Chief Technology Officer and Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island Libraries, Bohyun Kim.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryemergingtech on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. View the call for proposals, speaker biographies, and register to attend at library2.0 or at EventBrite.

The first of the Library 2.019 mini-conferences,”Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design,” was held online March 13, 2019, and brought together the community of librarians, instructional designers and other educators whose work happens at the intersection of instructional design, educational technology, learning, and libraries. The second Library 2.019 mini-conference, “Open Data,” was held online June 5, 2019, and explored how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and creating it.

The Library 2.0 Conference series began in 2011 as a way to facilitate topical discussions among information professionals worldwide. Since then, it has evolved from one annual two-day event to the current format of three three-hour online, topic-specific mini-conferences a year, each of which typically draws more than 5,000 attendee registrations.

Each conference session is recorded and made available for members on the Library 2.0 network after the event under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.