NPSIG Activities Report: September 2016-August 2017

(PDF version)

Since December 2016, the NPSIG leadership team has a new Convenor on board, Vesna Vuksan (Serbia) and Andrés Reinoso (Argentina) joined the team in March 2017. Most of the team remains the same, with 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).

Maria Violeta Bertolini (Convenor 2015-2016) had to leave the NPSIG team since she started working at the IFLA HQ as the Advocacy Communications Officer.

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Webinar recording : “Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design”

The webinar “Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design” was held on July 6th, 2017.

How can libraries adopt “design thinking” to improve their library services, programming and spaces?  What do libraries need to do to prepare staff for the change? According to Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO, “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

Webinar recording

This webinar explores design thinking principles, showcases how design thinking can be used to improve what libraries do and how libraries address user needs, and identifies strategies that libraries can use to adopt design thinking into their own work.

Design-Thinking-Doodle

 

NPSIG survey for #iflaGlobalVision

Hi, Everyone!

We would like to bring you the possibility of participating in the initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) through this Global Vision survey to help prioritize the actions that a connected library field can take.
We firmly believe that a field of  connected librarians will be able to achieve one of the true potential of libraries: to build literate, informed and participatory societies.
Give it a little time to complete it, because your contribution is very important to achieve these goals. ❤
You have time until July 4, and then the answers will be sent to IFLA to produce a report on Vision Global to be announced in early 2018.
Please, click here to fill in the form. Ready, set, go!
For more information about the #iflaGlobalVision visit https://globalvision.ifla.org.
Thanks!

Register by June 30th

Magnificent librarians! We hope that you are anxious to hear more about the upcoming IFLAcamp #5 in Wroclaw. So are we! 🙂

While we are preparing a new set of information for IFLAcamp at the Lower Silesian Library, Cycling for Libraries, Sunday Happy hour and one more surprise (at least!), we wanted to remind you to register for the IFLAcamp if you haven’t done it yet.

Registration is open until June 30th, hurry up and book your seat, or we’ll have to play Musical chairs!

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Webinar: Design Thinking with Rolf Hapel and more!

“Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design”
Free IFLA/ALA Webinar, 6 July at 18 UTC
Link to join the webinar: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rzmc13zgtfu9
Don’t forget to check your time zone with this cool tool!

Design-Thinking-Doodle

How can libraries adopt “design thinking” to improve their library services, programming and spaces?  What do libraries need to do to prepare staff for the change? According to Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO, “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

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