Come and have fun with us before the IFLA Congress 2023!
NPSIG’s one and only famous IFLACamp is on August 18th and 19th in Rotterdam. We have discussions and skillcamp planned on August 18th in Goethe Institut and on August 19th we’re exploring Rotterdam together.
IFLACamp is the famous un-conference arranged by NPSIG 2 days before IFLA Congress. You can get to know NPSIG members and meet other early career librarians.
We would love to hear about how you found your first library job. How did you find your way to the libraries? How was the interview? Were there a lot of requirements to get the job? Share your story with us and let us know if we can post your story on our blog for new librarians or LIS students to see and learn from.
On February 1st, 2023 at 9 am and 7 pm CET we organised the Open NPSIG Meeting on a Zoom platform where we presented who we are, what projects we have and what we plan to do.
As we all know, there is an election time in IFLA and everybody can apply to IFLA councils, divisions, sections, and groups. And also to the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group because we have 3 free seats in our standing committee!
Before you decide to join us, let us tell you more about what we are doing in NPSIG.
IFLA New Professionals SIG is a place for LIS new professionals who want to learn more about international cooperation, learn new skills and try to organise free events for librarians from around the world. Our group was created in 2004 by enthusiasts and it still attracts active librarians. When you plan your adventure with IFLA, New Professionals SIG is a good place to start.
We meet regularly on a Zoom platform and share our tasks. We work on organising webinars with IFLA sections and write articles as well as interviews. During IFLA WLIC we have a session, meetings, flashmob and the IFLAcamp. If you ever heard about fashion in librarians, an international music contest for librarians, librarians’ olympics in Greece or reading James Joyce’s “Ulysses” on the Library Square near Trinity College in Dublin, that’s our ideas!
To find out about IFLA elections and how to apply, visit this website. Important: if you want to apply to NPSIG, there is no need to have a nomination from IFLA members because you “moninate yourself”.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
IFLA elections to sections, committees and groups are on going. There is a possibility to apply to IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group as well so we decided to organise a Zoom meeting about our group.
This meeting will be held on February 1st (Wednesday) at 9 am CET and 7 pm CET. We decided to have two meetings because of time zones but the agenda would be the same.
If you would like to find out more about us, what we are doing, what plans do we have, and how you can get involved, register for our meeting. Registration links you can find below.
IFLA’s Education and Training Section is back with great webinars for LIS students. You can either join as an attendant and learn about all of the exciting things you can do in the libraries, or you can submit a proposal and be a presenter for one of the webinars.
November’s Webinar is about different career paths that you can follow after getting your LIS degree. Yes, you can do so much with your degree! Come and learn about what other LIS students have done in private or public sectors.
You can register for the webinar here. It’ll be fun!
Have you done volunteer work in the libraries, library associations and other library institutions as an LIS student? You can submit a proposal for the December webinar on this page. International Volunteer Day is on December 5th and the December SET webinar is all about volunteering in the libraries.