The first IFLAcamp this year in Finland will truly be an international one. So far, 70 participants from all over the world have followed the call for “New Professionals Now!” to Hämeenlinna on 9-10 August 2012.
Some of them will take the road with the cycling for libraries gang (27), some will attend the WLIC 2012 congress afterwards (34), and, interestingly enough, some are vegetarians (17).
But no matter where you come from, how you arrive, where you go and what you eat: Welcome to IFLAcamp!
Check out our new segment NPs around the world and get inspired by the activities of all of these groups!
New Professionals are great networkers and community builders. This has already lead to a large number of groups for and by new librarians around the globe. We compiled a list of initiatives for you to get an overview on what is happening in different countries and areas of the world. If you know about a group that is not indicated here, please let us know via comment or email, so the list can be updated.
The third edition of “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“, the series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, is to come soon – save the date and register!
July 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
9:00 p.m. CET (21:00 Central European Time)
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
Registration link: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/cjchmcs
Webinar length: one hour
Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998 where her theme was “ Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch”. Speaking about: How to develop leadership skills as a New Professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager, and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Speaking about Knowledge River, a model of a library school working with new professionals and students.
Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager. Featuring a group by and for librarians.
Stay tuned for the next edition of #newlibgc which is scheduled for October 2012.
See you online on July 17!