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“Soft Skills are Heart Skills”- Part 2: More Take Aways from the Library 2.0 Conference: Wholehearted Libraries

On March 10, 2020, I attended the virtual conference Library 2.020: Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals. I previously described my take aways from the opening keynote session of the conference. This blog post addresses some of my takeaways from other sessions I attended at the conference. The […]

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“Soft Skills are Heart Skills”: Take Aways from the Opening Keynote at the Library 2.0 Conference: Wholehearted Libraries

On March 10, 2020, I attended the virtual conference Library 2.020: Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals. With its focus on the human side of 21st-Century information work, I found this conference a welcome and uplifting diversion from the non-stop COVID-19 global pandemic news. This blog post addresses some […]

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Learn About Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals at the next Library 2.020 Virtual Conference

The next Library 2.0 virtual conference – Library 2.020: Wholehearted Libraries: Soft Skills for 21st Century Information Professionals – will take place on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). This conference will be held online and is also recorded. It is free […]

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Key Takeaways from Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, library professionals are increasingly engaging in instructional design. The Library 2.0 virtual conference – Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design –explored this topic on March 13, 2019, attracting close to 6000 registrants from around the world. The virtual conference consisted […]

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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 […]

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What is Blockchain? Learn about Blockchain & Decentralization for the Information Industries in an upcoming MOOC

BitCoins and Blockchains. You may have heard about these technologies, but do you know what they mean? Perhaps you have wondered whether blockchain is something that you should be paying attention to. How could libraries be taking advantage of blockchain? For the past 18 months, Dr. Sandra Hirsh and Dr. […]

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