IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WILSIG / @IFLA_WIL) focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The WILSIG’s mission is the promotion, development and support of library and information services for the benefit of women, and society as a whole.

You can join the WILSIG at IFLA Conference on Thursday, August 18th, 1:45 to 3:45 in room C213-215. You will hear from Evviva Weinraub Lajoie (Northwestern Unversity Libraries, Chicago) about the outcomes of the satellite meeting “Women & Library Technology – Empowering women’s participation in open technology & culture

The WILSIG will then have an open discussion about the group’s activities and goals for the coming year. To participate in the WILSIG’s activities, you can contact its convenor Mathilde Koskas.

NPSIG Activities Report: September 2015-August 2016

IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG)

Activities Report September 2015-August 2016

Since August 2015, the NPSIG has a new leadership team, including a Convenor Maria Violeta Bertolini (from Argentina, living in USA), Co-Convenor Milan Vasiljevic (from Serbia, living in Qatar),  Information Coordinator Antoine Torrens (France), and Information Co-Coordinator Katia Shklyar (from Russia, living in Finland).

The NPSIG objectives as defined in 2015 are:

  • To empower new professionals to be involved in their national associations and with IFLA to become new local and international leaders.
  • To connect new professionals and new professionals supporters to share experiences, opportunities and make new friends and colleagues from all over the world, mainly through social media and online events.
  • To offer first quality free training and knowledge exchange opportunities through online webinars, open programmes and satellite meetings.

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Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

By Andrés Reinoso, in collaboration withNancy Monzón for the English translation. Andrés and Nancy are both NPSIG volunteers.

[Spanish version]

In our professional experience, we continuously deal with situations which are hard to be solved.  Many times we feel overwhelmed with drawbacks, unable to react. To try and fail can be part of a natural process of learning but, is this the way we take it?

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Free NPSIG/CPDWL webinar “Information Literacy in my career” on July 26th

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) has partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar “Information Literacy in my career.” Professionals at different stages of their career will talk about what information literacy means to them, how they engage with it in their job, and how they see information literacy featuring in their future.

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