NPSIG Activities Report: September 2016-August 2017

(PDF version)

Since December 2016, the NPSIG leadership team has a new Convenor on board, Vesna Vuksan (Serbia) and Andrés Reinoso (Argentina) joined the team in March 2017. Most of the team remains the same, with Co-Convenor Milan Vasiljevic (from Serbia, living in Qatar), Information Coordinator Antoine Torrens (France), and Information Co-Coordinator Katia Shklyar (from Russia, living in Finland).

Maria Violeta Bertolini (Convenor 2015-2016) had to leave the NPSIG team since she started working at the IFLA HQ as the Advocacy Communications Officer.

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Webinar recording : “Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design”

The webinar “Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design” was held on July 6th, 2017.

How can libraries adopt “design thinking” to improve their library services, programming and spaces?  What do libraries need to do to prepare staff for the change? According to Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO, “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

Webinar recording

This webinar explores design thinking principles, showcases how design thinking can be used to improve what libraries do and how libraries address user needs, and identifies strategies that libraries can use to adopt design thinking into their own work.

Design-Thinking-Doodle

 

10th virtual NPSIG business meeting on May 21st

Meeting recording (29:29)

Please join us on Monday, May 21st at 5pm CET for our 10th NPSIG Virtual Business Meeting! This will be the first business meeting featuring our new leadership team: Vesna Vuksan (Convenor), Antoine Torrens, Katia Shklyar, Milan Vasiljevic and Andres Reinoso. We would really like to have you involved!!!

We’ll be going over our NPSIG Action Plan 2016-17 and discussing our actions in the next months. We will also share news about upcoming events like the IFLAcamp 2017 with a “Cycling for libraries” day, Open Programme Session, New Librarians Happy Hour in Wroclaw, and we welcome any other announcements as well as ideas and proposals for NPSIG work in 2017!

Link to the meeting (no password required) : https://zoom.us/j/269434613

Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Time:

11:00 New York)

12:00 Rio de Janeiro

15:00 UTC

17:00 CET

0:00 (next day) Tokyo

1:00 (next day) Sydney

–check your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170521T17&p1=35&ah=1

Women, information and libraries – an interview with Mathilde Koskas, convenor of WILSIG

Mathilde Koskas is the head of the French National Bibliography (books) section at the French National Library. She has been involved in IFLA for several years and is now convenor of the Women, information and libraries special interest group (WILSIG). Thank you Mathilde for having accepted to answer our questions and introduce your group! (French version)

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Call for papers “Engaged Communities: Transforming the Librarian Role”

The session

thelibrarian2The Library Theory & Research Section in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group are pleased to invite submissions for its forthcoming open session at the World Library & Information Congress (19 – 25 August 2017 in Wrocław, Poland). The theme is “Engaged Communities: Transforming the Librarian Role”.

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NPSIG Activities Report: September 2015-August 2016

IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG)

Activities Report September 2015-August 2016

Since August 2015, the NPSIG has a new leadership team, including a Convenor Maria Violeta Bertolini (from Argentina, living in USA), Co-Convenor Milan Vasiljevic (from Serbia, living in Qatar),  Information Coordinator Antoine Torrens (France), and Information Co-Coordinator Katia Shklyar (from Russia, living in Finland).

The NPSIG objectives as defined in 2015 are:

  • To empower new professionals to be involved in their national associations and with IFLA to become new local and international leaders.
  • To connect new professionals and new professionals supporters to share experiences, opportunities and make new friends and colleagues from all over the world, mainly through social media and online events.
  • To offer first quality free training and knowledge exchange opportunities through online webinars, open programmes and satellite meetings.

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