Map of New Professionals

Whether you are brand new in the library field or already have several years of experience, it’s likely that you have encountered a workplace challenge, project, initiative, or professional development pursuit that really needed support from others in the library field. But how do you find others, network, and build those connections, when you may not know exactly who or what you’re looking for? How do you establish a network of professionals who share the same interests, professional development goals, or time-sensitive workplace challenges, and are willing to connect and collaborate?  

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July 14th: IFLA/ ALA Webinar: “Mindfulness to Manage Workplace Stress and Microaggressions”

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace LearningIFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group, and the American Library Association invite of all you to take part in a free webinar “Mindfulness to Manage Workplace Stress and Microaggressions”. This meeting is a part of the webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“. Continue reading

Free resources for librarians

In these worrying times all libraries were closed but it doesn’t mean librarians stopped their work! We all work from our homes, use computers and databases, and have online meetings with our managers and colleagues as well.

We found something special for all librarians. Many databases offer a free access to their collections nowadays due to the lockdown. Do you need help in finding information about e-books, articles, videos and webinars? If yes, you need to visit future library and chat with the NPSIG bot!

To meet our funny bot and find more about free resources – click here.

Authors: Paria Tajallipour & Magdalena Gomułka, NPSIG

New IFLA/ALA Webinar “Developing a Successful Poster Session” recording

You missed the inspiring webinar “Developing a Successful Poster Session – examples from the international floor”? Don’t worry!, Click HERE to see the complete recording.

If you want to share your opinion about what you learned, please fill in the survey. Your opinion helps us in organizing next webinars.

We thank the IFLA CPDWL team, NPSIG team, ALA team and we wait for you in our next webinar!

Call for papers: Music in the library world

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Music in libraries!

By exploring this relationship between music and libraries, we can change working conditions in the library world and make it relevant to our present-day needs.

What can we do in our libraries now practically? As librarians we are coming together, breaking down the silos and have all sections working as one. We should build a healthy environment and create rich, diverse space in our librarian world. Music has a special role to play. We need to make noise, to attract young people to libraries.

People can learn, read, research with music or without it. We can provide that to them. That is only one of the benefits of using music in libraries and creating vibrant art libraries. Music can inspire readers and ourselves. Continue reading

Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Successful Poster Session – examples from the international floor

In collaboration with CPDWL and ALA, NPSIG is hosting a free webinar. Please come and join us learn about creating successful posters!

Time and Date:

Feb 26, 2020
06:00 PT / 08:00 CT (Chicago) / 09:00 EDT (New York) / 15:00 CET (Amsterdam) / 16:00 EET (Helsinki) /22:00 Kuala Lumpur / 00:00 AEST (Brisbane)
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Magdalena Gomułka, NPSIG

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