SJSU SLIS Faculty Presenting at Library 2.012 Conference


Faculty from the San Jose State University School of Library and Information
Science (SJSU SLIS) will be among the vast lineup of global presenters, who
are leading the conversation about the future of libraries in our
hyperlinked world at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference
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Dr. Sandra Hirsh, SJSU SLIS professor and director, will open the Library
2.012 conference with her keynote presentation about how information
professionals can take charge of the ever-changing information landscape.
Following Dr. Hirsh's opening keynote, SJSU SLIS faculty will share their
research and knowledge with the worldwide audience of information


Join SJSU SLIS faculty online for the following presentations:


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


*	Title: How to be a Catalyst for Change:
=OK>  Redefining the Library 2.0 Information Professional

Abstract: This talk explores some of the perceptions of our profession, and
what we can do as information professionals to change them. 

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Hirsh

Time: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Cutting, Polishing, and Displaying: Preparing Jewels from
Your Thesis for Presentations and Publications

Abstract: The three presenters will discuss their processes for identifying
and editing parts of their theses/dissertations for conference presentations
and publications, as well as selecting appropriate venues for presenting and

Presenters: Diana K. Wakimoto, Clarence Maybee, and Virginia Tucker (SJSU

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Our Common Purpose: Libraries and LIS Education in Flux

Abstract: This session explores the impact of emerging technologies on
library and information center missions and goals.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Stephens

Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Pacific Time


*	Title:
=OK> "23 Things" as Transformative Learning: Promoting Confidence, Curiosity
and Communication via Library Staff Professional Development
Abstract: This presentation will provide updates about new models and
delivery of "Library 2.0" style of learning and include suggestions for
exemplary practice based evidence for those seeking to enhance their
professional development offerings.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Stephens 

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Circle of Learning: Virtual Indigenous Community Development
for MLIS Students

Abstract: Learn more about the Circle of Learning (COL), a distance-learning
grant project developed to increase the number of American Indian and
Alaskan Native librarians who understand tribal culture and are committed to
addressing the challenges faced by libraries serving Native patrons.

Presenters: Jane Fisher (SJSU SLIS), Liana Juliano, Valarie Kingsland, and
Tawa Ducheneaux

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Pacific Time


Thursday, October 4, 2012


*	Title: Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience:
=OK> "Futures Thinking" for Librarians and Information Workers

Abstract: This presentation will address the evolving and multiple roles
that information professionals and librarians can play in crisis/disaster
resilience and response when communities face a crisis/disaster.

Presenter: Dr. Chris Hagar

Time: 3 a.m. - 4 a.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Cheaper or Faster: Who Benefits when Cities Manage the Public
Library's Information Technology Services?
Abstract: This presentation will share findings of the benefits of
operational relationships between city information technology departments
and public libraries.

Presenters: Cheryl Stenstrom (SJSU SLIS) and Ken Roberts 

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Finding the True Teen Behind the Mask
Abstract: This session will cover the developmental stages of adolescence
and the way that physical, social, and psychological development impacts
teens' thoughts, beliefs, and actions. 

Presenters: Dr. Joni Richards Bodart and Beth Wrenn-Estes 

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Time


*	Title: Who is the Distance Learning Librarian? Exploring Job
Announcements to Understand Evolving Professional Roles

Abstract: This presentation presents an analysis of a rich dataset so that a
more detailed articulation of the distance librarian-as-professional may be

Presenters: Kristen Radsliff Rebmann (SJSU SLIS), Donna Frederick, Stacey
Nordlund, Elaine Hall, and Rachel Foote

Time: 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Time


Including the presentations by San Jose State University SLIS faculty
members, there are 150 presentations and 10 keynotes scheduled for this
global event that will be held in multiple languages and time zones. 


To view the full hour-by-hour conference schedule, please visit: Once on this page,
choose your time zone and click on the links to the individual sessions.
(Links to the virtual rooms will go live in the schedule when the conference
starts.) The conference kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday,
October 3, 2012, and runs until 10 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 4,
2012. All sessions will be recorded for future viewing.


The Library 2.012 conference is free to attend, and registration is not


For more information about the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference,
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The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a
founding partner of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The
nationally ranked school offers two fully online master's degrees, a fully
online certificate program, and a doctoral program: Master of Library and
Information Science (MLIS), Master of Archives and Records Administration
(MARA), Post-Master's Certificate in Library and Information Science, and
the San Jose Gateway PhD Program. Let the learning begin: