Today is starting the awesome online conference “Library 2.011“, on the internet of course. This virtual meeting place brings librarians together to learn from another about library 2.0 on a global level.
Starting with the keynote “New Career Pathways for Information Professionals in a Library 2.0 World” from Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University shows the importance of this conference for all New Professionals. And browsing the program many more presentations are of interest. Like “Future Ready” from Cindy Romaine, President SLA or “Hyperlinked Library Services for Everyone Exploring what a connected world of continuous computing means for twenty- first century library service.” another keynote from Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science and of course the keynote from IFLA past president Ellen Tise “New paradigms for higher education libraries”.
But don’t miss our beloved whirlwind Loida with her presentation “Successful paths for new librarians: best practices, models and recommendations” and her great co-presenters Anca Rapeanu, Cristina Vaileanu, Monica Avram from IREX, Biblionet Romania and another IFLA past president Prof. Dr. Claudia Lux, Director General of the Foundation Central and Regional Library Berlin. Thursday November 3. 2011, 18:00-19:00 GMT +1.
This session presents best practices, models and recommendations to help new librarians develop their careers. It speaks to the concerns experienced by new professionals regarding rapidly changing skills to help them secure jobs. Additionally, strategies for successful education paths and participation in library associations are also included. Attendees will walk away with practical ideas to tailor to their own needs and situations. Often new librarians express their desire to know ‘how others made it.’ Daily, we can read blog posts and messages asking what is needed to find a job, to be part of a committee at a library association, and how to interact within various library environments. This webinar will explore answers to these, and will direct attendees to tested and proved resources. A Q&A section is included to encourage conversation between speakers and attendees. The program is presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development in the Workplace and Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG).