The Global Librarian
IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group
and IFLA Management of Library Associations Section
Registration has opened for this satellite conference being held in the lively city of Boras. The conference venue will be the University of Boras which is conveniently located one hour by train from the WLIC venue, Gothenburg. The satellite conference will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and will end at 4:30 p.m. with a networking session.
New librarians are positioning themselves as library leaders in academia, libraries, and professional associations. This event aims to address key themes and leading trends to provide library services while changing attitudes and expectations on the way. The conference organising committee wishes to showcase examples of best practice in how to develop new leaders, services, and inclusion of new professionals in decision-making processes through both research based scholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons learned.
August 9, 2010
8:30-9:30 Registration and coffee
Opening Keynote by The Shanachies.
11:00-12:00 First round of presentations:
a. Innovation right from the start: Library School model in the Netherlands
- Rob Bruijnzeels, Dutch Public Library Association/VOB
- Dr. Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, CELSTEC, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies Open University (of the Netherlands)
- Dr. Steven Verjans, CELSTEC/Open University of the Netherlands
b. You are the future: Library associations and new librarians
Dr. Petra Hauke, Berlin School of Library and Information Science
Michaela Jobb, Hertie School of Governance
c. Do the cross-over: new librarian’s views from three countries: Barbados, Romania and Eatern Europe
Jessica C. Lewis, The University of the West Indies
Meaghan O’Connor, Program Coordinator for IREX Global Libraries
1:30-2:30 Second round of presentations
a. Catch me if you can: the challenges of becoming a truly mobile, real-time librarian
- Dierk Eichel, Student at the Department of Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam
- Diana Müller, University Library Marburg
b. Sparking the career boost: how to internationalize your career
- Robin Kear, University of Pittsburgh
- Hella Klauser, Network Expertise for Libraries International Cooperation
2:30-3:30 Third round of presentations
a. Extremely globalized and incredibly connected: how new librarian’s communities stay organized in today’s world
- Corinna Sepke and Miriam Hoelscher,Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart
- Jenny Emanuel, University of Illinois
b. Lessons learned: practical tips for new librarians worldwide
- Veronica L. C. Stevenson-Moudamane, California
3:30 Closing Keynote by Pernille Drost, President of the Danish Union of Librarians
How library associations and library decision makers could work things out to retain, meet expectations and needs, and involve new members in their work.
4:15 Networking drinks
For further information about “The Global Librarian” please visit the official conference website.