Free Web Conference on Library Careers
Expertise, competencies and careers are the topics of discussion for the Library 2.017 web conference coming up on March 29. Brought to you by the San Jose State University School of Information in partnership with the American Library Association, this free conference is a must-attend for students and professionals alike. Register Now!
Participants will learn about:
- The skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations needed to support all types and sizes of libraries and their communities in the future;
- The competencies necessary for information professionals to deliver critical services and resources and to thrive in today's and tomorrow's society;
- How library and information science schools and professional development programs can prepare library professionals for these new competencies.
Setting the tone for the conference, the opening keynote panelists will examine educational programs and employer expectations. Dr. Julie Todaro, ALA president, will moderate the lively discussion and will also deliver the closing keynote address.
- Dr. Eileen G. Abels, Dean, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
- Dr. John Bertot, Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Maryland
- Valerie J. Gross, President & CEO, Howard County Library System
- Dr. Julie Todaro, 2016-2017 President, American Library Association; Dean, Library Services, Austin Community College
Following the one-hour opening keynote session, participants will go into breakout rooms for the crowd-sourced online presentations. At the conclusion of the concurrent sessions, attendees will join the closing keynote session on Todaro's ALA presidential initiative, "Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library."
Join the Discussion
What skills and competencies do you believe are important for today's and tomorrow's librarians? What positions will librarians fill over the next few years? Please consider sharing your experiences and thoughts. Presentations should be no more than 25 minutes, including time for audience questions. All sessions will be held using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing platform, and training will be provided. The deadline to submit proposals is March 15. View Call for Proposals.
The Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference series was co-founded in 2011 by Dr. Sandra Hirsh of the San Jose State University School of Information and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution. Each year, the web conference features thought leaders on trending topics, providing free professional development for information professionals worldwide. Library 2.0 web conferences are open to everyone. Share your excitement using #library2017.