Library 2.012, the "Future of Libraries" conference, starts tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 am US-Pacific Daylight Time and continues for 40 straight hours. The conference is free to attend, and is held virtually in Blackboard Collaborate. We have 150 presentation sessions and 11 keynote addresses†from all over the world this year, and subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today's world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments.

The schedule for the conference can be seen in your own time zone--allowing you to easily and quickly find and attend sessions that interest you. You can connect and converse with the presenters and other attendees in the 15,000-member Library 2.0 network. Recordings will be made of all sessions, will also be free, and will be posted on the conference site.

Special thanks to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Josť State University (, the founding conference sponsor; to Follett Software Company and Blackboard Collaborate; and to†our 31 partner organizations†and our 70 international advisors.
We hope you will join us!


Steve Hargadon
Co-Chair, Library 2.012

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