New Librarians Global Connection: Best practices, models and recommendations. Free IFLA/ALA webinar on October 26th

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We are proud to present the last session of the 2015 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”. The webinar’s topic is: “The role of competencies in librarians’ Continuing Professional Development”.

For the fourth 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 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.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

October 26, 2015
2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET

Check your local time at World Clock.

Link to access the virtual meeting room.

*Webinar length is one hour.

*Use #newlibgc to talk about the webinar on social media.


Keynote “A framework for lifelong learning and teaching: the competencies paradigm and Library Associations “, by Anna Maria Tammaro, Chair at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Section Library Theory, AIB Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Interdepartmental research center UNIPRCoLab University of Parma, Coordinator of the Digital library learning International Master, University of Parma.

Anna Maria will put in perspective the competencies framework in relation to the development and advancement of the library profession.


Identifying, developing and gaining recognition for your knowledge and skills using CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base” by Simon Edwards, Director of Professional Services at CILIP.

Simon will outline CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base, how it was developed and how members and employers are using it a part of CPD.


The Australian Library and Information Association professional development scheme and the formation and role of LIS specialisation competencies in supporting ongoing professional learning’ by Judy Brooker, Director of Learning at the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Outline of the draft document “Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices“, approved by CPDWL during IFLA WLIC 2015 in Cape Town and awaiting for IFLA approval – by Matilde Fontanin, member of IFLA SC CPDWL, AIB Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, University of Trieste.

For information about registration please contact: mfontanin at

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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 webinar series, and to view/listen to previous webinars, visit

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