Library 2.022 Worldwide Virtual Conference


The San José State University School of Information held three mini-conferences in 2022. Each three-hour event consisted of a keynote panel, 10 to15 crowd-sourced 30-minute presentations, and a closing keynote.  

  • March 29, 2022 “Virtual Reality and Learning: Leading the Way”
  • July 14, 2022 “Urban Librarianship”
  • October 13, 2022 ”Libraries and Privacy”

Library 2.022 Virtual Reality and Learning: Leading the Way

Library 2.022 Virtual Reality and Learning: Leading the Way – Recordings Available

The first of three Library 2.022 mini-conferences was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The sessions covered virtual reality, one of the 10 top library technology trends for the future according to the American Library Association.

During the three-hour online conference, attendees learned how virtual reality is being used in libraries, schools, and museums, and its impact on adult education, STEM learning, workforce development, and unique learning environments.

Please visit the conference website to access the recordings.

Library 2.022 Urban Librarianship

Library 2.022 Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities through Innovation, Leadership and Best Practices – Recordings Available

On July 14, 2022, the topic of urban libraries was explored, specifically how urban libraries are uniquely positioned to support the resiliency of their local communities and to deliver vital services to help individuals live their best lives. Urban librarianship increasingly encompasses having to address many of society’s challenges through the people served. This situates urban libraries in the epicenter of the communities they serve and also presents new opportunities that may impact them at even greater levels.

During this three-hour mini-conference, attendees learned ideas, innovations, tools, and techniques that will help all library leaders in their work with people and their communities. 

Please visit the conference website to access the recordings.

Library 2.022 Privacy

Library 2.022 Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals

Our fall mini-conference, “Libraries and Privacy: Critical Issues for Information Professionals,” was held on October 13, 2022, and highlighted the many different kinds of privacy (and privacy problems) that information institutions and professionals face, with an emphasis on how these professionals can and should engage with the critical dimensions of privacy in their work.

Privacy as a field has undergone tremendous change in the past few years as information and communication technologies have become increasingly distributed, with data and records flowing through multiple jurisdictions, under uncertain custody and control, and with the increasing use of automated techniques and agents to make decisions about and through that information. The problems with privacy range from fundamental questions of definition and scope, to questions of equity and inclusion, to intensely technical questions about law and technology.

Topics discussed included the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Virtual and Mixed Reality
  • Privacy Issues Specific to Marginalized Communities

The sessions were recorded and made available to registrants. Please visit the conference website for more information.

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