The Library 2.011 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, assessing service delivery, and defining leadership and information professional careers in a networked and changing world.
The conference starts Wednesday November 2 at 6:30 am PDT and runs through November 4th. The sessions offered can be viewed at http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-011-schedule-gmt-7 . The times are in our time zone. There is something for anyone interested in the library’s future so be sure to check this out. Sessions will be archived for viewing at a different time.
The conference sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), and can be accessed live from any personal computer. (All sessions will also be recorded and posted quickly after the conference.) All sessions are free to attend, and the links to the sessions will go live in the schedule when the conference starts.
To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. “Step 1” will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then “Step 2” lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. If your library computers do not work, let me know which sessions you would like to attend and I’ll arrange for a location here at Windmill to view the session(s).