Saturday, July 17, 2010
ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).
On March 17, 2010, the ipl2 (Internet Public Library) celebrated 15 years of innovation, service, and research. In conjunction with this event, The iSchool at Drexel hosted the Institute on the Future of Reference and its Impact on Library and Information Science Education on March 15-16, 2010. The institute was part of the IMLS grant Transforming the IPL into a Virtual Learning Laboratory. Faculty, students and staff from Drexel University, Florida State University, The University of Washington, The University of Illinois, The University of North Carolina, Syracuse University, and the Free Library of Philadelphia participated in the institute.
Additionally, in honor of this moment in the ipl2's history, two special open presentations on the future of reference and its impact on the future of library and information science education were given. These presentations were streamed live on video, with information also reported live on the ipl2 blog, Second Life, and Twitter.
Below find links to presentations given at this event, press releases advertising this event, guests who presented at and participated in the institute, and photos of those who attended (in real life and Second Life).