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.


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 professionals.


Join SJSU SLIS faculty online for the following presentations:


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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


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 publishing.

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

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


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


Presenter: Dr. Michael Stephens

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


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


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


Presenters: Cheryl Stenstrom (SJSU SLIS) and Ken Roberts

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


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

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


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

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 required.


For more information about the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, please visit:


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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: