Free IFLA/ALA webinar, April 15: “New Librarians Global Connection: technology, innovation, and user needs”

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We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

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NPSIG Presenting Virtually at BOBCATSSS 2014!

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Your NPSIG crew is excited to announce that we’re leading a virtual workshop at this year’s BOBCATSSS 2014 conference! BOBCATSSS, the annual symposium organized by and for library and information science students, will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain from January 29th- 31st. In the spirit of this year’s conference theme  “Library (R)evolution: Promoting Sustainable Information Practices”, we will lead a 60 minute virtual workshop on library advocacy. This workshop will 1) introduce those in the library and information science fields to the concept of advocacy; 2) explain why advocacy is so important to the future of our profession; and 3) provide tips for being a better advocate for libraries in various contexts. At the end of the workshop, participants will be prepared to have conversations that promote our field and profession. Our workshop is an opportunity for both conference attendees onsite in Barcelona (lucky!) and those unable to make it to BOBCATSSS this year to participate in building a better future for our profession. See below for important details and links.

Become a library advocate with NPSIG!

IFLA NPSIG training session on library advocacy

BOBCATSSS 2014

Date: Thursday 30, January 2014

Time: 2pm-3pm Barcelona CET (click here for a time zone converter)

Location (onsite): Classroom 309

Link to virtual meeting room

BOBCATSSS 2014 Conference Site

BOBCATSSS 2014 Full Agenda

We hope you’ll join us!

Free IFLA/ALA webinar, January 14: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”

For the third consecutive year,  IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning  and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest tonew librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA President-Elect Donna Scheeder and other senior library leaders!

Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

January 14, 2014
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
9:00 p.m. CET

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Link to access the virtual meeting room

Webinar length is one hour.

Speakers:
DonnaKeynote by Donna Scheeder, IFLA President-Elect. Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Topic: Ready for Change.

Ellen

Ellen Broad, Manager, Digital Projects and Policy at IFLA Headquarters. Topic: IFLA Trend Report.

Jaap

Jaap van de Geer, Founder and Director at DOKLAB. Owner, Shanachie Media and This Week in Libraries. Topics: Tech Trends and Libraries.

 The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time. For more information about the 2012 and 2013 series and to listen to a number of webinars, visit the #newlibgc archive.

In 2014, the webinars are presented in January, April, July and October. Stay tuned for more news!

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator
UPDATE, 17 Jan: The recording of the webinar is now available – enjoy!