Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and the Library 2.011 Conference

By now, you have almost certainly heard about the earthquake in Virginia and the northeast earlier this week.  And now we have the approaching Hurricane Irene.  Right now we’re in the proverbial “calm before the storm”, as these pictures that I took of the ocean at Long Beach Island, NJ, show.

Calm Before the Storm on Long Beach Island, NJ, August 26, 2011. Photo by Don Hawkins

Long Beach Island, NJ, August 26, 2011. Photo by Don Hawkins

Of course, preparations are always important:

Preparations for Irene, August 26, 2011. Photo by Don Hawkins

The information industry is no stranger to tumultuous events and far-reaching changes.  Here’s an online conference that you might be interested in–and maybe even make a presentation.  And it’s an online conference, so you can do it from the comfort of your own home or office!

Submit Your Presentation for the Worldwide Library 2.011 Conference

Have you been exploring how the digital age is impacting the roles libraries and librarians play in how we learn and consume information? Do you have some thoughts to share with the world about the future of our profession? This is your chance to lead the discussion with more than 2,000 colleagues from 133 countries!

The fully online Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference will take place November 2-3, 2011, in multiple time zones and languages. Share your expertise with a global audience. Sign up today to present at the Library 2.011 conference – a free forum for information professionals. You can choose to submit a presentation in any of the conference’s six thought-provoking subject strands:

  • STRAND 1: Libraries – The Roles of Libraries in Today’s World
  • STRAND 2: Librarians & Information Professionals – Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World
  • STRAND 3: Information Organization
  • STRAND 4: Access & Delivery
  • STRAND 5: Learning – Digital Age Learning Cultures
  • STRAND 6: Content & Creation – Changes in Accessing and Organizing Information

It’s easy to present at the Library 2.011 conference. Since it is online and worldwide, you can present at a time that is most convenient for your time zone, and you can present in your native language. Presentations can also vary in length, between 20 and 60 minutes including Q&A. All sessions will be held in the web conferencing platform Blackboard Collaborate, and volunteers will be available to moderate and provide session support. Live and recorded training will also be provided prior to the conference to get you comfortable with presenting online.

To submit your presentation, go to the Call for Proposals and follow the instructions. The Library 2.011 conference is open to all, so please encourage your friends and colleagues to submit their presentation proposals. It is our intention that all serious proposals will be given the opportunity to be presented. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is September 15th.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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