Help us identify topics for the 2018 IFLA/ALA free webinars


Dear colleagues:

As we have done in previous years, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, and all types of librarians, associations and institutions.

We want to invite everyone to participate in the selection of topics for the 2018 webinars. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be connected!

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Smart Libraries: the future is here

smart libraries

What would it be like to enter a library and be teleported to ancient Greece and chat with Pythagoras; or be received by interactive robots that answer our queries; or have the ability to create and print 3D objects, while recycling plastic filaments with a bicycle, after walking on an interactive floor?

Well, all these questions are a reality: Generation Code born at the Library

Demonstrating that libraries play a key role in building non-formal learning in our societies, an IFLA delegation led by its Secretary General Gerald Leitner participated in the last EU Code Week, a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. This year’s theme is “Smart Cities, Smart Citizens, Smart Libraries”.


But, ¿What is Generation Code? Is the interactive exhibition showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU: Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Denmark, Ireland are just a few of the countries involved in this exhibition.  Representatives of the European Commission, Senior Managers of the technological companies and representatives of MEP Library Group were present for their inauguration.

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We welcome all these initiatives that serve to demonstrate that libraries are leading the world of new communication skills.

The Social Learning Summit – April 21st, 2012

The Social Learning Summit

We are very pleased to announce the call for participation for the worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit, a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation.

The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the conference URL is To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member here at Classroom 2.0. This will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.The call for presentations is open and is HERE. Presentations proposals that have been submitted already can be seen HERE.

Sessions will be 30 minutes in length, and can focus on practical classroom application or pedagogical frameworks or both. Please do not submit a session if your are a vendor or a vendor representative. While presentation proposals will be accepted through April 7th, session acceptances will start to be issued on March 26th, at which time presenters will be given a chance to use a scheduling calendar to pick an available time to present. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate), and training sessions will be available both “live” and in recorded form.

We particularly encourage those who are working on (or have completed!) chapters or the 5th-anniversary Classroom 2.0 book project to present, and for those presenting to consider producing a book chapter! Because this adds preparation time, we are extending the book chapter deadline from this Thursday, March 15th, to the date of the conference, April 21st. For those who have already submitted their chapters (and what a great batch we have received so far!), we’ll arrange some special treatment for you as a reward for your good work!

See you online!