For the second consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.
Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä, and the President of the Library Association of Singapore, Gene Tan. Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!
October 3, 2013
2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET
Link to access the virtual meeting room: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r6vtebsmahm/.
Webinar length is one hour.
Keynote by Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough in Toronto, Canada. Chair of IFLA’s Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Committee. Keynote topics: CLM and librarians, why it is important, recent initiatives and issues.
Olaf Eingenbrodt, Senior Head of User Services. Advisor for Planning and Construction Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Germany. Visiting Lecturer at Berlin School of Library and Information Science. Topics: libraries as cultural houses, the importance of study tours.
Moreno Barros, Research librarian at the University of Rio de Janeiro. Topics: future librarians from a Brazilian perspective including continuing professional development and concepts to replicate, model and adapt.
The topics for the webinars were compiled from surveys, Proceedings from CPDWL Satellite Conference for WLIC 2012, topics presented by speakers during the NPSIG and MLAs program at the WLIC 2012 in Helsinki, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces. The quarterly webinars are presented in January, April, July and October.Stay tuned for more news!
The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time. For more information about the 2012 series and to listen to the webinars from January and April 2013, visit the #newlibgc archive.
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UPDATE: The recording of the webinar is now available – enjoy!