Free IFLA/ALA webinar, April 15: “New Librarians Global Connection: technology, innovation, and user needs”


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We are excited to announce the second installment of this year’s webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

For the third 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.

Our April webinar will focus on technology, innovation, and user needs. We’ve recruited an amazing panel with an experienced library industry leader and a new professional to shed light on these issues in different parts of the world. Serving as keynote speaker will be Hugh Rundle, public librarian from Australia’s City of Boroondara Library Service. We hope you can join us!

Find details for our next webinar below, and don’t forget to save the date!

New Librarians, Global Connections: technology, innovation, and user needs

April 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET
*Webinar length is approximately one hour.
*Use #newlibgc to talk about the webinar on social media.
Speakers:
  • Keynote by Hugh Rundle, public librarian at the City of Boroondara Library Service (Australia) Topics: Antifragility and technolust
  • Celia Emmelhainz, Head of Libraries for Haileybury Astana International School (Kazakhstan) Topic: User-centered design

The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, 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!

Requests for information: Molly Schwartz, Co-convenor IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group, mollycait@gmail.com

All webinars are recorded and archived online, so participants can either engage with the speakers and their international colleagues live or watch the presentations at a later date- anytime and anywhere. For more information about the 2012 and 2013 webinar series and to view/listen to previous webinars, visit https://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/.

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