Conference Location and Dates
The conference will be hosted by the Swedish School of Library and Information Science in Borås, Sweden, on 9 August 2010. The satellite meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and will end at 4:30 p.m. with a networking session.
Conference Themes and Focus
New librarians are positioning themselves as library leaders in academia, libraries, and professional associations. This event aims to address key themes and leading trends to provide library services while changing attitudes and expectations on the way. The conference organising committee wishes to showcase examples of best practice in how to develop new leaders, services, and inclusion of new professionals in decision-making processes through both research based scholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons learned. We welcome and encourage proposals from first-time conference presenters, librarians, library school students, and information workers new to the profession.
As a joint conference between two established IFLA groups there will be plenty of opportunity to network with new professionals and more established librarians from around the world, and a chance to learn from each other.
- Proposals for papers must be submitted by February 20, 2010.
- Successful proposers will be advised of the acceptance of their proposal by late February 2010.
- If the presentation is accepted, then the full paper must be submitted for review by May 15, 2010
August 9, 2010
8:30-9:30 Registration and coffee – Lobby
9:30-11:00 Welcome – Room M404
Opening Keynote by The Shanachies
11:00-12:00 First round of presentations
a. Innovation right from the start: Library School model in the Netherlands – Room H401 – Moderation: Almuth Gastinger
- Rob Bruijnzeels, Dutch Public Library Association/VOB
Dr. Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, CELSTEC, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies Open University (of the Netherlands)
Dr. Steven Verjans, CELSTEC/Open University of the Netherlands – paper
b. You are the future: Library associations and new librarians – H402 – Moderation: Dierk Eichel
- Dr. Petra Hauke, Berlin School of Library and Information Science and
Michaela Jobb, Hertie School of Governance – presentation – paper
c. Do the cross-over: new librarian’s views from three countries: Barbados, Romania and Eastern Europe – M402 – Moderation: Sebastian Wilke
- Jessica C. Lewis, The University of the West Indies
- Meaghan O’Connor, Program Coordinator for IREX Global Libraries
12:00-1:30 Lunch – Mensa
1:30-2:30 Second round of presentations
a. Catch me if you can: the challenges of becoming a truly mobile, real-time librarian – H401 – Moderation: Almuth Gastinger
- Dierk Eichel, Student at the Department of Information Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam – presentation
- Diana Müller, University Library Marburg
b. Sparking the career boost: how to internationalize your career – M404 – Moderation: Sebastian Wilke
- Robin Kear, University of Pittsburgh – presentation
- Hella Klauser, Network Expertise for Libraries International Cooperation
2:30-3:30 Third round of presentations
Extremely globalized and incredibly connected: how new librarian’s communities stay organized in today’s world – H401 – Moderation Dierk Eichel and Sebastian Wilke
- Corinna Sepke and Miriam Hoelscher,Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart – paper
- Jenny Emanuel, University of Illinois
3:30 -4:15 Closing Keynote – M402 – Moderation: Almuth Gastinger
by Pernille Drost, President of the Danish Union of Librarians:
“How library associations and library decision makers could work things out to retain, meet expectations and needs, and involve new members in their work.”
4:15 Networking drinks
Official #hashtag for social media coverage
Please use the hashtag #npsig2010 in your tweets (ideally along with #ifla2010). For blog posts, flickr and youtube uploads, slideshare presentations, etc., please use the same tag npsig2010.
The deadline for registration was extended to July 29. Please use the registration form (pdf , doc) an send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee for the satellite meeting is 50 €, including morning coffee/tea, lunch, afternoon coffee/tea and conference closing refreshments.
For your convenience we have reserved a number of rooms at several hotels nearby. For further information please have a look at this .doc-file.
Assistant Coordinator, New Americans Program & Special Services
Yarra Plenty Regional Library