A Tech Forecast: Library 2.0 in the Real World

by Jing Liu ~ November 6th, 2007. Filed under: Professional Development.

RSS, YouTube, Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, MySpace, and more! There is a global conversation going on right now about what the next generation of the web will be like. It’s happening largely under the meme of Web 2.0. It’s about putting information into the real context of our users’ lives, learning, researching and playing. MySpace and Facebook are just the tip of the iceberg! Come hear an overview of Web 2.0, a draft vision for Library 2.0, and an opinion about what adaptations we’ll need to thrive in this future scenario.
Stephen Abram, MLS, is the President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of its first “Mover and Shakers”, the “key” people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA’s John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as sitting on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. Stephen gives over 90 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions’ Out Front with Stephen Abram.

The Terminal City Club, 837 Hastings Street. There is a dress-casual dress code in effect, so no jeans please.

$28 for SLA members, students, and those between jobs
$35 for non-members

For payment options, go to: http://units.sla.org/chapter/cwcn/programs/2007/van1128.shtml

2 Responses to A Tech Forecast: Library 2.0 in the Real World

  1.   Jing

    I would like to go and hope to see some one whom I know there.

  2.   Lingbo

    I will be there! Stephen was one of the Mentors at NELI 9. I have great respect and admiration for him.

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