Although, we have only an hour, this time promises to be interesting. We plan to talk and sing songs with using a karaoke programme. We also have a surprise. An instrumental music part of our meeting will be played by the members of the NPSIG: Jelena Vuksanović (flute) and Andres Reinoso (guitar).
The NPSIG’s participation in the Occupy Library, a four-day virtual Conference organized by the Progress Foundation, has been truly meaningful and has left us with great satisfaction.At a time when we must think and organize events for LIS professionals remotely, understands that we must continue to build together, since “The success of libraries of the future depends on the way they understand and engage in their local and regional ecology of institutions and initiatives supporting democracy and meaningful lifelong learning processes of the general public “.
During four days professionals and specialists from all over the world presented on the most diverse topics about the generation of innovative ideas for libraries. The IFLA President Christine Mackenzie, the Secretary General Gerald Leitner, Loida García Febo and the main leaders of different disciplines of interest were present. The response from the public was impressive, reaching more than a thousand attendees from all over the world. The experience was wonderful, and the platform chosen by the organizers was great with different stages, spaces for talks in virtual cafes and promotional booths.
Here we leave you the recordings of the Keynotes Speakers of this remarkable conference in case you want to listen to them again:
Our Convenor Magdalena Gomulka and our secretary Marija Simunovic were a great help for the organization of the event, moderating several sessions and offering invaluable technical assistance to contribute to the success of the event. Our group had their space in the virtual booth, where we put this video:
And finally, on Friday, September 24, we had our space with a one-hour talk, where Magdalena, Marija, Paria and Andrés shared the history of our group, our collaborative experience and anecdotes that were warmly received by colleagues from all over the world. We thank everyone who join us and for those who could not see our talk, we leave the link to see it:
We hope to see you again at our next event! Stay in touch!
We are certainly going through a very particular year. At this time of year we had planned to organize the IFLAcamp 8 in Dublin, Ireland, for which we had many surprises but as we all know we must save our hopes for next year. However, our desire to communicate with you generates great ideas. It occurred to us to organize in a virtual way our annual Business Meeting where we tell who we are, what we do and we invite all of you who want to add ideas and energy to participate in the New Professionals’ group. But since we wanted to celebrate the diversity of our group and that the largest number of people could access our talks, we came up with the NPSIG Business Meetings Week in multiple languages!
And it certainly was a great effort. We know how complicated it was to coordinate a single international meeting, thinking of holding 4 successive meetings in 7 different languages was multiplying the complications, but if there was something we like, it was the challenges!
The first day was the business meeting in English, coordinated by our convenor Magdalena Gomulka and Paria Tajallipour, who was also in charge of offering a talk in Persian language. Our secretary Marija Simunovic, and Amber Cox were there as a technical support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg1SJOknnK0&t=303s
The second day was dedicated to Slavic languages audience: Magdalena spoke in Polish and Marija in Croatian, again present at the meeting, joined by Jelena Vuksanovic in Serbian. Very good meeting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGskvc3zq68
On the third day the language of the meeting was French, and it was in charge of Antoine Torrens and Assane Fall from the NPSIG Leadership Team (Assane was this person who came up with the great idea of multiple languages, thanks Assane!). In the technician support was Magdalena. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KykDSiHa8sk
And the last day was dedicated to the Spanish-speaking audience. The talk was given by Ruth Navarro and Andrés Reinoso. Magdalena and Marija were in technical support. There were many people attending this meeting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1826S4zXUYo&t=275s
We must highlight the special presence of dear Loida García-Febo, founder of our group 16 years ago, who was introducing the talks about IFLA and NPSIG on the first day (in English) and the last day (in Spanish). Her presence was very appreciated by the public and especially by the NPSIG team . And we also want to highlight our Convenor Magdalena, who showed her command of several languages, welcoming us in English, Polish, Croatian, French and Spanish!
In this post we summarized recordings of all meetings for those who want to see it. We’re waiting with the door open to all the enthusiastic new professionals who want to work with us. To join this great group you need only write to our mail email@example.com and then we will start contributing ideas and energy together!