“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with the American Library Association.
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October 3, 2013
Keynote by Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough in Toronto, Canada. Chair of IFLA’s Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Committee. Keynote topics: CLM and librarians, why it is important, recent initiatives and issues.
Olaf Eingenbrodt, Senior Head of User Services. Advisor for Planning and Construction Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Germany. Visiting Lecturer at Berlin School of Library and Information Science. Topics: libraries as cultural houses, the importance of study tours.
Moreno Barros, Research librarian at the University of Rio de Janeiro. Topics: future librarians from a Brazilian perspective including continuing professional development and concepts to replicate, model and adapt.
July 16, 2013
Keynote by Barbara Jones, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association. Keynote topics: Intellectual freedom and librarians, why IF is important for librarians, recent initiatives and issues.
Eva Hornung, Ph.D., Librarian at CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit in Dublin, Ireland. Topic: continuing development of solo librarians.
April 16, 2013
Keynote by Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President Elect and Secretary General of the Finnish Library Association. Keynote topics: Strong libraries for equal and innovative societies, advocacy, how IFLA works and how to join.
Susanne Riedel, former President of the German Library Association for Library Professionals, Head of Support Team Publication Services at the Electronic Services Department, Bielefeld University. Topics include professional development, intergenerational librarianship, mentoring, librarians and change.
Kate Byrne, Outreach Team Leader, University of New South Wales and Program Coordinator of International Librarians Network, Australia.
January 15, 2013
Keynote by Gene Tan, Director of the National Library of Singapore. President of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS), Director of Singapore Memory Project. Gene is a renowned international speaker about librarian skills and innovative strategies for libraries and librarians. LAS conference this past September was titled “Librarians for Tomorrow.” Keynote topics: Librarian skills, knowledge sharing, innovation, professional development, the new library, the unlibrary, library within a library.
Robin Kear, Liaison Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. International instructor, speaker and writer. Topic: Strategizing Your International Librarianship Career: Redux 2013.
Heikki Marjomaa, Event-coordinator, Department of Events and Marketing, Helsinki City Library. Member of Nordic Gamebrarians. Topics: innovation, creativity, Library 10, new librarians and games in libraries.
October 10, 2012
Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.
Melanie Chivers, Outgoing National Convener of the ALIA New Graduates Group (since March 2011), Member of the Marketing Committee for the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium (2013). Learning Content Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; and Tamara Capper, Regional Convener, Western Australia, ALIA New Graduates Group. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians.
Annie Pho, Reference and Instruction librarian at Ivy Tech Community College. Managing Editor at Hack Library School. Featuring a group by and for librarians.
July 17, 2012
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.
April 10, 2012
Kay Raseroka, University Librarian, University of Botswana. IFLA President 2003-2005. Highlighting the topics: Mentoring, best practices, pros and cons of different approaches such as peer-to-peer, classical mentor-mentee relationships and much more.
January 17, 2012
Dr. Alex Byrne, New South Wales State Librarian and Chief Executive of the State Library NSW in Australia. IFLA President 2005-2007. Highlighting the topics: LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
Janice Lachance, J.D., CEO of the Special Libraries Association. Featuring a model of a library association’s work with new professionals in various regions of the globe.
JP Porcaro, Head of Library Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at New Jersey City University. Co-founder of ALA Think Tank, and originator of the Make It Happen philosophy for librarians. Featuring a group by and for librarians.
The webinars will be recorded and made available at a later date.
Questions and requests for information:
Coordinator of the series