Library 2.017 mini-conferences

SJSU_iSchool_Library_2017_ExpertiseCompetenciesandCareers_200x200.jpgFirst of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: “Expertise, Competencies and Careers,” will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Julie Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker. Invited panelists will take a look forward at the skills and knowledge needed to support successful libraries of the future, examining educational programs and employer expectations.

All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are invited to provide input and participate in what will be a “virtual Town Hall” to explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st-Century Information Professionals.

What skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations will you need to support all types and sizes of libraries and their communities in the future? What will employers be expecting? What competencies will be necessary for information professionals – librarians, technologists, and library workers – to deliver critical services and resources and to thrive in today and tomorrow’s society? How can library and information science schools and professional development programs prepare library professionals?

Sponsored with ALA’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” Campaign and  this web conference will allow participants to interact with experts in the field to identify expectations and develop competency sets and best practices from the field, LIS education. Presentation and discussion will include requirements and expectations from educators and from both the employee and  employer’s perspective.  Save the date and join us for an interactive experience that will help us frame the future of the library and information profession.

This is a free event, being held online.
to attend live or to receive the recording links.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.


The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and this event is being held in collaboration with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

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