Free online conference: Successful Paths for New Librarians: best practices, models and recommendations


Dear colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals SIG have partnered to present “Successful paths for New Librarians: best practices, models and recommendations” at the  Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference this November 3, 2011.

Since this free! conference crosses global time zones, please look for November 3rd and the title of our presentation on the following website to identify your time and join us! http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule

Successful paths for New Librarians: best practices, models and recommendations”

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Claudia Lux, IFLA Past President and Director General of the Foundation Central and Regional Library Berlin

Anca Râpeanu, CPC & Innovation Specialist, IREX Romania, Biblionet Program also working with the Summer School for Young Romanian Librarians

Moderated by Loida Garcia-Febo, Coordinator, New Americans Program at Queens Library

 

 

We would also like to share a message from the organizers at the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University:

We’re counting down the days until the inaugural Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference begins on November 2. More than 3,500 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. The groundbreaking event will be a whirlwind of information with 160 presentations scheduled over two days!

Participants can view the schedule of all 160 sessions in customized pages for each of the world’s 36 time zones. Presentations will cover a variety of pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles of libraries and librarians in our digital world. Keynote addresses will be scheduled over the course of the two-day conference. Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Sandra Hirsh (USA)
  • Dr. Lennart Bjoerneborn (Denmark)
  • Dr. Michael Stephens (USA)
  • Dr. Christine Bruce (Australia)
  • Ms. Ellen Tise (South Africa)
  • Mr. Stephen Abram (Canada)

The conference welcome will start at 6:30 a.m. US-PDT on Wednesday, November 2, followed by the opening keynote by Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference Co-Chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University. The conference will conclude with a final conference gathering at 9:00 p.m. US-PDT on Thursday, November 3 (November 4, in some parts of the world). The full schedule is posted on the conference website at http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule.

Participants, presenters, and volunteers are encouraged to share our excitement for this global event and download online badges to let everyone know about the Library 2.011 conference. To download badges, please visit: http://www.library20.com/page/press-promotional

As a reminder, the conference will be held entirely online and is FREE to attend. For more information, please visit: http://www.library20.com

See you online on November 3 @ “Successful paths for New Librarians: best practices, models and recommendations,”

Loida

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