This past July, ten students and two instructors traveled to Namibia from the U.S. to take part in a course on international librarianship with the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Continue reading
Greetings New Professionals!
It’s turning from summer to fall here in the Northern hemisphere, and with the change of leaves comes changes with our group. The most immediate changes you’ll notice are to our site and our leadership. Sebastian Wilke is taking a step back from his role as convenor, but don’t worry- he’ll still be active in the group. I’m excited to assume the post of Convenor and have been working hard with Kimberly White, our new Information Coordinator, to come up with the best, most interesting content and programming for new professionals in our field. Continue reading
NPSIG! Your leadership is officially in overdrive with last minute preparations for IFLAcamp 2014 and WLIC 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited! Below you’ll find a summary of our meetings and activities during the congress, as well as a link to a short guide to Lyon that our new Information Coordinator, Kimberly White, developed. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all in Lyon!
Greetings New Professionals-
Your trusty NPSIG leadership is excited to announce that registration for IFLAcamp 2014 in Lyon, France is now open! As with past IFLAcamps, 2014’s IFLAcamp will take place over the two days before the WLIC congress- so mark your calendars for Thursday, August 14th & Friday the 15th. In addition to the unconference style sessions you’ve come to expect at IFLAcamp, we’ll also be meeting up with Cycling for Libraries and planning a hackathon!
Calling all IFLAcampLab attendees! The Lermontov Public Library, host of this year’s IFLAcampLab in St. Petersburg, Russia, are hosting an open competition to find the best 5 ideas to modernize libraries. If you have a great, innovative idea that will enhance library programming and/or collections, enter Five Ideas for a Library for a chance to get recognized at this year’s IFLAcampLab and to have Lermontov Public Library assist in the implementation of your idea.
Lermontov is looking for fresh ideas that will re-engage citizens with their public libraries and help elevate the status of library as an important community resource. Projects can take the form of single events or be implemented over time. Submissions from librarians, students, and citizens are all welcome. Please see the linked documents for more information, or visit our IFLAcampLab page for details.
News on the IFLAcampLab front: we now have a detailed schedule and more information on visas and invitation letters! See our program page for the Lab’s daily schedule (here, click on the link that says “detailed program schedule”), and visit the Lermontov Library’s website for visa information. We’ll have more news about the camp for you soon!