Conference: Library 2.016 Virtual Worldwide Conference

10.5.16 – Library 2.016 : Libraries of the Future

Sarah P’s comments: This conference is tomorrow!  (Sorry, I have been in Algeria working and am just now catching up with news and e-mails). It is free and well-worth attending some sessions.  My only comment is that I wish there was a more worldwide representation among the presenters…

A free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, “Libraries of the Future” on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we’ll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist–all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

(to attend live or watch the recordings, and to receive the reading packet)

 Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time on October 6th (click for your own time zone).  The session and keynote speakers are listed below. The presenter schedule will be sent to registered attendees next week. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.
(Conference Website)


As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners.

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and this event is being held in collaboration with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2016 and #librariesofthefuture on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

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