Conferences

Internet Librarian conferences:

Videos of the keynotes, here are the quick links:

Peter Morville: Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries http://ow.ly/qp8S8
Lee Rainie: The New Library Patron http://ow.ly/qp90T
Michael Ridley: Beyond Literacy: Exploring a Post-Literate Future http://ow.ly/qp9aV
Josh Hanagarne: Community Engagement: Inspiring Insights & Stories http://ow.ly/qpcv8

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Reminder – MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship

 Dear All,

 This is with reference to the MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship to be held at EDI, Ahmedabad during December 26-28, 2013.  It is a gentle reminder to you that the deadlines for the submission of full paper and delegate registration are approaching.  We look forward to your contribution and participation in the MANLIBNET conference.  The Conference Brochure and Registration Form are attached for your information.  Also we request you to circulate it among your colleagues, research scholars and professional friends.

 

Kindly ignore this email, if you have already submitted the full paper.

 

Sincerely,

 

B. Ganapathi

Organizing Secretary, MANLIBNET 2013

Website: http://manlibnet.in/manlibnet2013/

MANLIBNET 2013 – Registration Form

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African Library Summit 2013

Venue: University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria, South Africa.
Date: 2-5 July 2013.
General Theme: African Librarianship :The Horizon and Beyond.
 
Organisers: The University of South Africa, International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions Regional Office for Africa and the IFLA Africa Section.
Aim: to create an opportunity for established leaders to engage on significant issues in support of quality library and information services and librarianship on the African continent.
Target audience: African library and information service policy makers, library and information service leaders and senior library and information service management, senior library and information service educators and senior library and information researchers.
Number of attendees/participants:……    200    representing  …. 32 African countries.
Sponsors included:   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IFLA, Ebsco, Emerald, Sabinet, Springer.
PROGRAMME
Each day included 7 simultaneous brainstorming sessions on seven different topics in addition to 2-3 plenary sessions, chaired by top professionals from Africa and some from USA, Europe. Translation was provided in French simultaneously.
Day 1 Wednesday 3 July 2013. General Theme: Leadership
Sub-topics discussed:
  • Global leadership: developing multicultural leaders
  • African leadership systems  
  • African Diaspora LIS leadership
  • The Top 10 Leadership Qualities in the 21st Century
 
Day 2- Thursday 4 July 2013 – General Theme: Innovation
Sub-Topics discussed:
  • Building, leading and sustaining the innovative organisation
  • Innovation in the knowledge society within the African context 
  • Sustainable innovation in the knowledge sector in the 21st century
  • Public Libraries: Generating-Implementing-Sustaining innovation.
  • Examples of library innovation
  • Innovation Spaces: from access to information to access to each
  • Innovation – a dream or the future?
  • Sustainable  Innovation in LIS Organisations.
Day 3: Friday, 5 July 2013 – Theme: Cooperation and the way forward
Sub-Topics discussed:
  • Libraries and library networks of the future
  • Sustaining collaboration and innovation in ICT4D
  • Building the capacity of IFLA’s leaders.
  • Open discussion
  • African Librarianship: The horizon and beyond – An overview.
  • Open discussion 
  • Launch of New LIS Platforms
  • The way forward: drafting an action plan.
 
Other Activities organised during the summit: poster presentations by participants of various countries, + exhibition by library suppliers, database vendors, etc.
Benefits for participants: Four days in-depth discussions, interaction and professional networking with peers coming from various parts of the continent: Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa on  Leadership Qualities in the 21st century, Sustainable Innovation in library and information services and the importance of professional networking and partnership.
 
Prominent speakers included:
·         Ms Jennefer Nicholson, IFLA’s General Secretary
·         John Tsebe, CEO of National Library of South Africa
·         Dr Ali Mcharazo, Director Tanzania Library Service Board
·         Prof. Ismail Abdullahi, School of Library & Information Services, North Carolina Central Library, USA
·         Ms Deborah Jacobs,   Director Global Libraries,   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
·         Dr Kay Raseroka, Information Consultant and past President of IFLA
·         Prof. Theo Bothma, Head Dept. University of Pretoria, South Africa
·         Dr Chris Coward, Co-founder, Principal Research Scientist & Director of Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington         Information School.
·         Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Executive Director, Unisa Library, University of South Africa
·         Prof R.M Phakeng, Vice Principal: Research and Innovation, University of South Africa
·         Dr Jacques du Plessis, Interim Chief Information Officer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
The President of the Association of Professional Librarians (Mauritius) Mr Ibrahim Ramjaun had the honor to chair a one-hour brainstorming session on Thursday 4 July 2013 in the Francophone group on Sustainable Innovation in Library Organisations and reported back in English to the plenary session of the same day.
 
The closing session on Friday 5 July 2013 included an overall evaluation of the summit and the official launching of :
(i)  AfLIA – the African Library and Information Association – a federation comprising library associations across the African continent.
(ii) African Public Libraries Network
(iii) the Conference of African National Libraries (CANL)

It is expected that the next summit will be held in two years’ time.

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MANLIBNET 2013 – International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship

Dear All,
 
Greetings from Ganapathi, EDI!
 
Congruent with fourteen Conventions & Seminars held by MANLIBNET jointly with leading Institutes and Universities since 1998, the Fifteenth International Conference on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Librarianship continues to be an established form for LIS practitioners, educators and researchers to share their ideas and research results with other researchers and thinkers in the field, interchange feedback sharpen their own ideas. 
 
The conference will be held during December 26-28, 2013 at EDI, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  We believe your strong presence and participation in the conference which will add value to both the Conference as well as the MANLIBNET.
 
We are herewith enclosing the Conference Brochure and Registration Form for your kind notice and information please.  We request you to kindly circulate it (use photocopies) among your professional colleagues and research scholars. 
 
We count on your support for a successful conference and look forward to your contribution and participation in the Conference. 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
With regards,
 
 
Ganapathi Batthini
Organizing Secretary, MANLIBNET 2013
 

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Ganapathi Batthini
Organizing Secretary, MANLIBNET 2013 &
Librarian, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Via Indira Bridge and Gandhinagar Highway
PO Bhat 382 428
Gandhinagar Dist., Gujarat, India
Tel: 079 23969163 / 23969159
Fax: 079 23969164
Mobile: 9327 045 345
Website: www.ediindia.org / www.ediindia.ac.in
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The Second International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in
Education (ICEEE2013)

Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Poland Section
Sept. 23-25, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/iceee2013/The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Technical
University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland from Sept. 23- 25, 2013 which aims to
enable researchers build connections between different digital
applications.All papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore.Research topics (but not limited to):
– Intelligent Tutoring Systems
– Immersive Learning
– Collaborative Learning
– Community Building
– Context Dependent Learning
– Mobile Learning (M-learning)
– Standards and Interoperability
– Digital Libraries for E-Learning
– Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs
– Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
– E-Learning Hardware and Software
– Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards
– E-Testing and new Test Theories
– Distance Education
– Security Aspects
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Errors in E-Learnings
– Accessibility to Disabled Users
– E-Learning Platforms, Portals
– Learning Organization
– Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
– Joint Degrees
– Authoring Tools and Content Development
– Medical Applications
– Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
– Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development
– International Partnerships in Teaching
– Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
– Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
– Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
– Groupware Tools
– Blended Learning
– Teacher Evaluation
– Course Design and E-Learning Curriculae
– Theoretical Bases of E-Learning Environments
– Distance and E-Learning in a Global Context
– Higher Education vs. Vocational Training
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Impact and Achievements of International Initiatives
– E-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and information engineering
– Educating the Educators
– Assessment Software Tools
– E-Learning Success CasesResearchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. All papers
will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before
final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.Important Dates
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Submission Deadline: Aug. 05, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 4 weeks from the date of submitting the paper
or September 5, 2013
Camera Ready submission : Sept. 15, 2013
Registration : Sept. 15, 2013
Conference dates : Sept. 23- 25, 2013

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International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2013)27-29 November 2013, New DelhiTERI is organizing ICDL 2013 (International Conference on Digital
Libraries) during 27–29 November 2013 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi. The conference would be inaugurated by Hon’ble VICE
PRESIDENT OF INDIA. The major objectives of this mega event are:To bridge the digital divide between developed and developing countries
To create a platform through capacity building on Digital Library,
Knowledge Management and applications of Social MediaICDL 2013 is also expecting an august gathering of over 500
participants drawn from cross-disciplinary areas etc. We have received
confirmations from several renowned international experts for
participating in the deliberations.  Some of the highlights of the
conference would be:Thematic Workshop addressing on contemporary issues to a focused group of clientele
Tutorials by leading DL experts of the World
Conference deliberation by the luminaries of Digital Library
Exposition by National and International Publishers, Knowledge VendorsCall for Paper

Important dates
Submission of full papers
20 July 2013
Notification of acceptance of paper with comments          15 September 2013
Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments 10 October 2013

ICDL 2013 invites original submissions focusing on the theme of the
conference— Vision 2020: Looking back 10 years and forging new frontiers.
Contributions are invited for conference sessions and tutorials. Topics for
contributions (but are not limited to) include the following.

•       DL development, architecture, and management
•       Information storage and retrieval
•       Multi-linguality and interoperability issues
•       Digital rights management
•       Digital preservation and access management
•       DL best practices
•       E-learning and e-publishing
•       DL standards and policy
•       Open archives initiatives
•       ODOL (Open, distance, and online learning)
•       Multimedia content
•       Sustainable DL model
•       DL service marketing
•       Digital research libraries
•       Social media and network analysis
•       Collaborative knowledge creation
•       Information quality management
•       Enterprise 2.0 and collaborative model
•       Knowledge management business models
•       Convergence of knowledge management and learning system
•       Mobile technology and service-oriented architecture
•       Information and communication model
•       Knowledge management best practices

Paper submission guidelines and date

ICDL invites original papers typed on MS Word. The word limit for each
paper is 5000 words. All papers should be written in English for acceptance
for presentation in the conference. Each submitted paper will be reviewed
by a panel of experts and only well-researched and well-written papers will
be accepted for presentation. It is expected that all accepted papers will
be presented at the conference by the author(s). A few papers shall also be
selected for the poster session presentation. The conference proceedings
that will be distributed to the participants will include the selected
papers (for presentation at the conference) and abstracts (selected for
presentation in the poster session).

Papers may be submitted to the ICDL secretariat by email<ICDL2013@teri.res.in> or online by using the conference website. For details of paper submission guidelines and submission, visit www.teriin.org/events/icdl.

Mailing Address:
ICDL 2013 Secretariat
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
India Habitat Centre Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Tel: +91 11 24682100 or 41504900
Fax: 24682144 Email: ICDL2013@teri.res.in
Website: www.teriin.org/events/icdl

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Dear Information Professional,The Special Libraries Association (SLA) – Asian Chapter in association with the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) cordially invites you to the third International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2013) on Special Libraries towards Achieving Dynamic, Strategic, and Responsible Working Environment to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on 10-12 April 2013.The major objective of the ICoASL 2013 is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and skills relevant to Information Professionals in Asia with a global perspective.You are invited to become a participant, exhibitor, sponsor or paper contributor.Here’s the link for more information: http://units.sla.org/chapter/cas/ICoASl-2013.htmInvitation: http://aslpwiki.wikispaces.com/file/view/ICoASL3_invitation.pdfThank you.
International Conference of Asian Special Libraries 2013 Committee (ICoASL)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICOASL2013

Email: icoasl.three@gmail.com

Website: http://units.sla.org/chapter/cas/ICoASl-2013.htm

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[IFLA-L] Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Draft Recommendations Now Available for Comment

web version: http://www.ifla.org/en/news/memory-of-the-world-in-the-digital-age-draft-recommendations-now-available-for-commentDear ColleaguesOn the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program, UNESCO, in collaboration with the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies and the University Library of the University of British Columbia (UBC), held an international conference on “The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation” last week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.IFLA was an organising partner of the conference, along with the International Council on Archives (ICA), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Over 500 people were in attendance, including large numbers of library and archive professionals, along with representatives from governments, civil society organisations and technology companies including Google and Microsoft. There was an intense focus on how to support the preservation of cultural heritage through digitisation efforts at national and international levels, and the programme tracks gave space for presentations and conversations about technique, technology and policy.Ingrid Parent (IFLA President), Victoria Owen (Chair of the Copyright and other Legal Matters Committee), Christiane Baryla (Director of the Preservation and Conversation Programme) and Stuart Hamilton (Director, Policy and Advocacy) attended a number of sessions during the three day conference, and were able to make a number of contributions from the perspective of libraries. At the end of three days a document was produced which contains a number of recommendations for UNESCO, for Member States, for professional organisations and for industry. Comments on this document are now open for a period of two weeks, after which a final version will be produced and circulated.IFLA urges you to read the document and make contributions—do you support the recommendations? Is something missing, or does something need correcting? UNESCO will take all submissions into account and revise accordingly.See: Vancouver Declaration (draft recommendations)http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/news/documents/vancouver-declaration-2012.pdfComments/observations should be sent to: mowvancouver@unesco.org no later than 19 October 2012.

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[IFLA-L] Beyond Access Conference, Washington DC, October 3 2012

Dear Colleagues
IFLA is pleased to be partnering in the Beyond Access campaign (www.beyondaccess.net) which seeks to raise the profile of public libraries as engines for development. As part of the campaign a significant conference is being held in Washington DC on October 3rd 2012. I would encourage all of you with an interest in public libraries, advocacy for libraries or libraries and development to visit the Beyond Access webpages, and look at the conference announcement which can be found here:
Please do not hesitate to share this information with your networks, or to contact me for any further information. Factsheets are available on the Beyond Access website in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Thai.
Kind regards,
Stuart
Stuart Hamilton
Director of Policy and Advocacy
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
Netherlands
00 31 70 314 0884
Twitter: @iflaspa
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Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, to be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa  from 7-8 November 2012. Registration is also open for Pre-conference Workshops to be presented on 6 November 2012.  The theme of the Conference is Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in Open Access.The programme will be made available on the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference web at www.berlin10.orgin due course.
To register for the Conference and Pre-conference Workshops, please visit: http://www.lib.sun.ac.za/b10/register.html
Please note that space is limited. Early Bird registration closes on the 15th of September 2012, and General Registration on the 24th of October 2012.
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The Berlin 10 Open Access Conference is being organised by Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with the Max Planck Society. Other partners include the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and UNESCO.
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The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, issued in 2003 by international research, scientific, and cultural institutions, promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. It has been signed by the leaders of over 300 research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, funding agencies, and governments from around the world. Signatories include the Max Planck Society (co-initiator and custodian of the declaration), CERN, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Europea, Harvard University, and the International Federation of Library Associations.
The Berlin Open Access Conference Series supports the continued adoption and realisation of the principles of the declaration and has been hosted in Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, France, China, and more recently in the USA (North America). Berlin 10 will mark the first such meeting to take place on the African continent. The program will feature concrete steps taken by a variety of stakeholders to support Open Access and invite participants to consider added actions that might be taken – including encouraging signatures to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Please visit http://www.berlin10.org/call-to-action.html for more information.
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For registration enquiries, please contact:
All other enquiries can be directed to:
More information on the registration process: http://www.berlin10.org/reg.html
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[IFLA-L] FW: Conference Announcement – 4th Information: Interactions and Impact (i³), 25-28 June 2013

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend i³ 2013 – June 25-28, 2013 at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.i³ focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today’s systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.Conference themes include:•the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacy); •patterns of information behaviour in different contexts; •impact of information or information services on people, organisations, communities and society (e.g. social, learning, cultural and economic outcomes of engagement with information); •more effective decision making.Our i³ 2013 website will soon be live but further details of past conferences can be found at www.i3conference.org.uk.  If you would like to register your interest and receive further alerts as we go live, please email the conference team at i3information@rgu.ac.uk.Dorothy Williams, i³ Conference Director
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[IFLA] 3rd call for papers & announcement of keynote speakers Ragnar Audunson & Phil Bradley
January 23-25, 2013
From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-Out”
(3rd call for papers)

The “21st BOBCATSSS Conference”, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 23-25 January 2013.

As it is known BOBCATSSS is an annual conference series that is traditionally organized by students from European universities. At its 21st anniversary in January 2013, BOBCATSSS is organized by students from two universities, being Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Turkey and The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark.

From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside-out” being the main theme, BOBCATSSS 2013 aims to bring together students, professors and specialists in the field of library and information science. Today, the world of libraries and librarians is, more than ever, set for change. The focus is shifting towards creating connections between people and developing online resources, rather than static collections focused on th e physical book. Part of information specialist’s role is to facilitate and help the users navigate through this jungle, and in due course find our own place in this ever changing world: How will the role of the librarians develop in the future? What will happen with the classic libraries and librarians in the future? Will the physical library disappear and only exist in the digital world? In the light of these challenges, BOBCATSSS 2013 will be a meeting place between the professionals of tomorrow, and researchers and teachers of today.

Announcing: Ragnur Audunson & Phil Bradley as keynote speakers on BOBCATSSS 2013
We are happy to announce, that our lineup of keynote speakers has been completed, with the addition of Ragnar Audunson and Phil Bradley. Professor Audunson from Oslo University College is a leading researcher in public libraries, and is currently directing a research project on the potential of public libraries, in promoting social cohesion and integration in multicultural and digital societies. The ‘UK Search Guru’ Phil Bradley, has worked in the area of electronic publications for over 20 years. He teaches many varied courses on aspects of the Internet, both publically available and in-company. He also writes and designs web pages and is an SEO (Search Engine Optimiser).

Conference Theme(s)
Main topics of the conference include (but are not limited to) the following:

Serving Society in a Digital Age
The world is changing faster than we know it and everybody has a say in the matter. People are creating and sharing online in a way never experienced before. They tweet, make Facebook updates and they want to make an impression. How can we be sure that both new and old is preserved; what is important to keep and what are the demands of the digital population?

Information Professionals as Change-Agents
Challenges demand creative thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation. One of the digital challenges for the users is to be able to navigate through the digital jungle of information. A part of being information professional is to help people become e-literate. How do we meet the cha llenges in our profession and how can we influence the agenda?

Designing New Library Spaces
Today it’s not enough for a library to be able to store collections. The space itself has to be engaging and inspiring to facilitate the users need for information, experiences and cultural inspiration. A plethora of libraries being built today are not only new icons but are also trying to reach the above mentioned goals in new ways. How can we the information professionals encourage this trend?

Mobile Information Services
We live in a world of hand held devices, and information has to be instantly accessible. More and more information is being digitized, and the volume alone is staggering. One of the tasks of the information professional is to create accessible designs, not compromising the content. Ideas can come from unlikely sources however. Are we capable of listening outside our own ranks?

Developing New Competencies
Lifelong learning is a term easy to use, but hard to master. Which competencies do we expect the users to need, and what can they expect from us? Are we, as information specialists, sufficiently prepared to guide them? Are we able to combine the need-to-have with the nice-to-have skills the patrons want to a satisfying degree and how do we keep improving?

Submission of Papers
In addition to papers, short papers (pecha-kucha), posters and workshops on conference topics and general papers on information management are also welcome. Student papers and posters are very welcome. Please use the extended format guide available on the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and proposals, and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (conftool) at https://www.conftool.pro/bobcatsss2013

Requirements for Abstracts
An extended abstract is required. The abstract has to be in Word format (i.e. doc or docx). There should be an author description (first name, surname, department, degree, university, city, country, e-mail), a title, three to six keywords. It should only contain plain text (no figures and no tables), and the extended abstract should be between 500-700 words in Times New Roman, font size 10. Also, please include your references and your citations using APA style. Please see detailed information on http://www.bobcatsss.net.

Important Dates
First call: March 15th 2012
Second call: May 15th 2012
Third call: July 24th 2012

Deadline for abstracts: September 24th 2012
Author’s notification: October 24th 2012
Final paper submi ssion: November 24th 2012

Conference: January 23rd – 25th 2013

With kind regards,
The Bobcatsss 2013 student team and

Yaşar Tonta
Serap Kurbanoğlu
Hacettepe University
Department of Information Management
06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90312 297 80 00
Fax: +90312 299 20 14Jack Andersen
Nanna Kann-Christensen
Royal School of Library and Information Science
Birketinget 6
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
T +45 32 58 60 66
D +45 32 34 13 04
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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!
We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations–even if you’ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0 Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. Everyone is encouraged to participate–you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help!Learning 2.0 (http://www.learning20.com/)
August 20 – 24, 2012Just announced! This conference has a short lead time (right around the corner!), but this is so that it can be part of Connected Educator Month, a month-long set of terrific activities to help educators connect with each other.Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. Subject strands include changes in the classroom (social media, 1:1 computing, “flipped classrooms,” digital literacy, maker spaces, gaming, open educational resources, digital textbooks), in student learning (individualized learning, student-directed learning, “hacking” education, personal success plans, ePortfolios, and building a digital presence), in teacher personal and professional growth (lead learning, personal learning networks, peer / open / self-directed PD), in schools (virtual and online schooling, mobile learning, blended learning, MOOCs, immersive environments, learning spaces, entrepreneurship, school leadership, big data, assessment models), and in pedagogy (from teaching to learning, social learning, social / educational networking, passion-based learning, learning how to learn, brain-based learning). A full strand list is available 
HERE.The conference will also include an all-day virtual unconference (SocialEdCon online!) as well as a special educational start-up “pitchfire” event.The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 can be found 
HERE.


Library 2.012 (http://www.library2012.com/)
October 3 – 5, 2012

In its second year, the Library 2.012 conference is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Held over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones), there will likely be over 150 presentations. 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. A full strand list is available 
HERE. Huge thank to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University, the founding conference sponsor!

The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Library 2.012 can be found 
HERE.


The Global Education Conference (http://www.globaleducationconference.com/)
November 12 – 16, 2012

Celebrating it’s third year, and co-chaired by the amazing Lucy Gray, this five-day, 24 hour per day incredible event brings together educators and students from around the world to discuss globally-connected education, projects, and activities. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Last year’s conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. This year the conference is being run in conjunction with the iEARN worldwide international conference and we’re anticipating some 20 – 30,000 attendees.

The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 can be found 
HERE.


Organizations interested in becoming sponsors of the conferences listed above, or of any of the Web 2.0 Labs projects, should email me at steve@hargadon.com directly.

See you online!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
http://www.stevehargadon.com

 
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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Association of Information Professionals – librarians, archivists and museologists
 
BAM 2012
6th International Conference
European Guidelines for Cooperation of Libraries, Archives and Museums
 
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
 
Sarajevo, the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012, October 5th
Tuzla, 2012, October 6th
Additional themes could be:
         Innovations  in selecting, acquiring, organizing and sharing of digital content
         Cultural management and employee motivation
         Libraries, archives and museum statistics
         Performance indicators and cultural evaluation
         Services of knowledge and information
         Opportunities of new trends in user services
         The users of e-services
         Public benefit in using of information services
         New skills and services
         E-infrastructure
         Libraries, archives and museums users needs and capabilities of information institutions
International conference BAM 2012 with the main topic Knowledge management will be held in 2012, October 5th in the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and 2012, October 6th in Tuzla.
Official languages of Conference are Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English language.
It’s possible to present the posters at BAM Conference as well as the former years  and during the certain Conference will be organized the workshops. Entries for participation at the Conference are in the official conference language by electronic call form accessible on web site www.bam.ba (English text available).
First call for papers is open until July 30th, 2012. The second call is open until September 1th, 2012. Participants will get the notification about accepting the participation no later than September 15th, 2012.
Conference papers will be published in proceedings of conference edited by Association of Information Professionals – Librarians, Archivists and Museologists. Final versions of the papers shall be delivered in electronic form at the address: bam@bam.ba no later than December 20th, 2012. The participants of this Conference will be informed properly about all other relevant details for their sojourn in Sarajevo and participating at the Conference.
This invitation is public and it’s possible to forward to all of these ones interested in participating at International Conference BAM 2012:  Knowledge management.
For all additional information and explanations contact the address of electronic mail bam@bam.ba.
Best regards,
Mr. sci. Amra Rešidbegović
BAM President
 
Srdačni pozdravi / Best regards,
 
Nadina Grebović-Lendo
Poslovna sekretarica / Office Manager
Asocijacija informacijskih stručnjaka – bibliotekara, arhivista i muzeologa
Association of information professionals – librarians, archivists and museologists
c/o Ekonomski fakultet
Trg oslobođenja – Alija Izetbegović 1
Tel.: +387 (0)33 275 405
Tel./Fax: +387 (0)33 275 969
E-mail: bam@bam.ba
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The World Library and Information Congress 2013 in Singapore.                                                                                                                             79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, 17 – 23 August 2012  –IFLA wlic-2013-brochure.

Worldwide Virtual Conferences:

  1. Access by Touch: Delivering library services through mobile technologies on June 8, 2012 – http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/2012/04/access-by-touch-delivering-library.html.
  2. The future of libraries in the digital age on October 3-5, 2012 – http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference.
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