Theme: The Global Librarian
9 August 2010
This satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2010. The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Management of Library Associations Section invite proposals for presentations. First time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply.
In order to meet publication deadlines (for inclusion on the IFLA website) proposals must be submitted by February 10, 2010.
Conference Themes and Focus
New librarians are positioning themselves as library leaders in academia, libraries, and professional associations. This event aims to address key themes and leading trends to provide library services while changing attitudes and expectations on the way. The conference organising committee wishes to showcase examples of best practice in how to develop new leaders, services, and inclusion of new professionals in decision-making processes through both research based scholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons learned. The organisers are particularly interested in receiving proposals for presentations on any of the following, or related, key themes and issues :
- How to internationalize careers
- New librarian paradigm
- Mobile librarian
- Real-time librarian
- Advocating for library associations to include new professionals in their agenda
We welcome and encourage proposals from first-time conference presenters, librarians, library school students, and information workers new to the profession. Continue reading »