You’re Invited to the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference


The synapses are firing feverishly as information professionals write up their presentation abstracts for the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, a free event scheduled for October 3-5, 2012.

Join the global conversation about the future of libraries, and submit your presentation proposal by September 15, 2012. Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis. Early proposal submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. View the call for proposals.

To get the excitement brewing, here’s a sampling of presentations submitted by your colleagues:


The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held entirely online via the web conferencing platform Blackboard Collaborate. Join a dedicated group of volunteers and help provide technical support, train speakers, moderate the live sessions, and provide general assistance. Thank you in advance for being a star volunteer!


Get yourself comfortable because you’ll be glued to the computer screen during this worldwide event. Presentations will be held in multiple languages and time zones over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones). The conference is free to attend, and all session links will be posted on If your favorite session is scheduled during work hours, consider streaming the conference at your library and inviting employees to join the rich discussions.


As a conference partner, your organization will be exposed to an international audience of industry leaders. You’ll get a listing on with a link, logo, and a short description; and you will be provided with a “spotlight” speaker session in the conference. Partner organizations do not have to provide any financial assistance – all we ask is that you actively promote the conference to your membership and network. Partners must be non-commercial and primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs. For more information, please visit:

Thank you to the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference partners: San José State University School of Library and Information Science, American Library Association, American Library Association International Relations Round Table, American School of Bombay, Bauder College, California School Library Association, Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Debrecen, Information Architecture Institute, Libraries Thriving, MyOpenArchive, Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization, Queensland University of Technology, Special Libraries Association, and Washington Library Media Association. (Current partner list as of 7/18/12)