SJSU SLIS Director Delivers Opening Keynote at Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference


The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference is into its second day of ’round the clock presentations. The interactive conference began with an attention-grabbing keynote presentation by the director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University.

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, SJSU SLIS professor and director, set the tone of the conference with her keynote that addressed the perceptions of the Library 2.0 professional and outlined what the global audience of information professionals can do to change them.

Keynote Description: It’s time for us to take charge of the evolving information landscape and redefine what it means to be an information professional. As new technologies emerge, new opportunities for information professionals are emerging, too. This talk explores some of the perceptions of our profession, and what we can do as information professionals to change them. Dr. Hirsh will outline how you can be a catalyst for change and inspire others to rethink the information profession.

Click on the link below to watch the recording of Dr. Hirsh’s presentation. The presentation was held via BlackBoard Collaborate Web Conferencing. If you are unfamiliar with BB Collaborate, a tutorial is available, as well as a Quick Reference Guide. (Please see Guide to Using Collaborate).

Click Here to Watch Recording (BB Collaborate)

The free, online global event about the future of libraries in the digital age features an impressive schedule of 150 inspiring presentations and 11 keynotes. The global event concludes at 10 p.m. Pacific Time on October 4, 2012. See Current Session Schedule and Recorded Sessions.

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The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference.