Social Media, MOOCs, Digital Libraries, Data Visualization, Library Design: Information Sharing at the Forefront of Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference


The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is just around the corner (October 18-19, 2013), but there’s still time to submit your presentation proposal. The deadline to submit your presentation abstract is September 30, 2013.

To date, more than 85 presentation proposals have been accepted, representing a global perspective about libraries in the 21st century. In addition, this international conference proudly features 10 keynote presenters and 10 distinguished speakers, who hail from eight different countries!

Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal and join the global conversation. This year’s conference features eight subject strands, including two new strands featuring doctoral student research and library and information center tours.

Library 2.013 Conference Strands

  1. Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  2. Emerging Technologies and Trends
  3. Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
  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
  7. Doctoral Student Research
  8. Library and Information Center “Tours”

To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here.

For more information about presentation guidelines and submittal instructions, please visit the conference website.

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held online via web conferencing, with presentations held in multiple languages and scheduled around the clock over the course of two days. You can log in anytime from the comfort of your home, office, or favorite coffee shop. If you’ll be in Yakima, Wash., for the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) 2013 Conference, you’ll be able to attend Library 2.013 conference sessions in the WLMA webinar room. The WLMA will be live streaming sessions, as well as sharing three important sessions with the Library 2.013 conference audience.

There are many ways to get involved in the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. We encourage everyone to present and attend this open, participatory conference. In addition, you can browse and comment on the submitted presentation proposals, join the international 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 Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is co-founded by the San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS). For more information about the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, check out the information school’s Pinterest board and visit the conference website at: