Instructional Design is the next topic of the Library 2.019 Virtual Conference on March 13, 2019

Beginning in 2011, the Library 2.0 conference series was created as a free online conference for information professionals around the world. Three virtual mini-conferences are now offered each year; each mini-conference focused on a different topic. All conference presentations are recorded and freely available in the archive. Each conference typically attracts more than 5,000 registrants, with people from many different countries participating. It is an easy way to keep up with your continuing professional development and to engage with and learn from other information professionals from around the world.

Next week, the next Library 2.0 virtual conference — Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design — will take place. Instructional design is an activity that library professionals are increasingly called upon to do. This conference explores how librarians are engaging in instructional design practices and how advances in technology are changing how instruction in libraries is being delivered. All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators who are interested in instructional design are invited to participate in this three-hour web conference.

The conference is free and will be held online on March 13th from 12-3pm Pacific Time.  You can register at

The conference will kick off with an opening keynote panel featuring instructional design experts. The keynote panelists will tackle many important questions about instructional design. The keynote panelists are:

  • Dana Bryant – Lead Instructional Technologist for Academic Technology Services, Woodruff Library, at Emory University
  • Michael Flieri – Assistant Professor of Library Science, Purdue University
  • Lindsay O’Neill – Faculty, California State University, Fullerton’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology Program

In addition to this keynote panel, there are several concurrent, crowd-sourced sessions.  Some of these sessions include:

  • “Collaborating in the Cold: Connecting Learners Across a Canadian Province”
  • “Gamifying Instruction: Breakouts and Badges!”
  • “An Accidental Instructional Design Librarian”
  • “Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating and Interactive Online Learning Experience”

For more information about the Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design conference, go to:

You may also be interested in speaking at and/or attending other upcoming Library 2.019 virtual conferences (all 12-3pm Pacific Time):

  • Library 2.019: Open Data – June 5th
  • Library 2.010: Emerging Technology – October 30th