Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference


Over the course of two days, scholars and practitioners in the information profession converged online to collaborate, discuss, and analyze many of the hot topics trending in the library and information science field during the Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fourth annual international conference was held October 8-9, 2014, with presentations delivered entirely online in multiple languages and time zones. 

The Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference featured more than 100 sessions, including presentations from keynote and distinguished speakers and information professionals from around the world. The thought-provoking sessions covered a wide range of topics, from digital initiatives and mobile applications, to outreach and advocacy. All sessions were recorded and are accessible via the hyperlinks below.

Keynote Presenters:

  • Phil Bradley (UK)
  • Pam Sandlian-Smith (USA)
  • Jia Yang (China)
  • Christina Bruce (Australia)
  • Jonathan Hernandez (Mexico)
  • Joyce Valenza (USA)
  • Samantha Adams Becker (Texas)
  • Daisy Selematsela (South Africa)
  • Sandra Hirsh (USA)

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Stephen Abram (Canada)
  • Ellen Tise (South Africa)
  • Peter Morville (USA)
  • Barbara Stripling (USA)
  • Michael Stephens (USA)
  • Roy Tennant (USA)
  • David Weinberger (USA)
  • Susan Hildreth (USA)

Library 2.014 Conference Subject Strands

  • STRAND 1: Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  • STRAND 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends
  • STRAND 3: Learning Commons and Infinite Learning
  • 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


The San José State University School of Information is a founding partner of the Library 2.0 virtual conference series. Dr. Sandra Hirsh, director of SJSU iSchool, and Steve Hargadon, director of Web 2.0 Labs, co-chair the conferences. More information about the Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference can be found on the conference website at:

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