Today is the kick off of the 2012-2013 Library Media Specialist Academy at Cooperating School Districts. It happens to coincide with next week’s free worldwide Library 2.012 Virtual Conference. Library 2.012 starts October 3rd. This conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones). This year, there is a global schedule of 150 accepted presentations and 10 keynotes; last year there were almost 10,000 attendee logins. Martha Bogart, seen above at one of last year’s LMS sessions, and who is leading the academy this year, is encouraging her Library Media Specialists to participate.