Library 2013 Conference: Call for Keynote Presenter Nominations


Last year, we invited you to nominate keynote speakers to lead the global conversation about the future of libraries during the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. Thanks to your input, we celebrated a dynamic lineup of keynote presenters including Moreno Barros from Brazil, Kathryn Greenhill from Australia, David Weinberger from the United States, Laura Malita from Romania, and many other renowned library and information science leaders from around the world.

As we gear up for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, scheduled for October 18-19, 2013, we invite you to once again nominate your favorite speakers. Who has inspired you lately? Have you heard a talk that gave you an aha moment? As you think about who you want to nominate, please keep in mind that keynote presenters do not have to speak English or travel for this conference. The Library 2.013 conference will be held in multiple languages and time zones entirely online. To make your nominations, please fill out and submit the online keynote speaker nomination form. All nominations must be received by March 31, 2013. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a participatory conference open to the public. In addition to keynote speakers, the conference thrives on the research and knowledge shared by the library and information science community. Everyone is invited to submit a presentation proposal – the official call for proposals will go out in early April 2013. This year, the virtual conference will cover eight subject strands, although presentations do not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered.

Library 2.013 Conference Strands

  • STRAND 1: Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  • STRAND 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends
  • STRAND 3: Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
  • STRAND 4: Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
  • STRAND 5: User Centered Services and Models
  • STRAND 6: Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  • STRAND 7: Doctoral Student Research
  • STRAND 8: Library and Information Center “Tours”

To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here. Pinterest fans are also encouraged to follow the Library 2.013 Pinterest board.

The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 global conference series. For more information about the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, please email us at

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