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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IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WILSIG / @IFLA_WIL) focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The WILSIG’s mission is the promotion, development and support of library and information services for the benefit of women, and society as a whole.

You can join the WILSIG at IFLA Conference on Thursday, August 18th, 1:45 to 3:45 in room C213-215. You will hear from Evviva Weinraub Lajoie (Northwestern Unversity Libraries, Chicago) about the outcomes of the satellite meeting “Women & Library Technology – Empowering women’s participation in open technology & culture

The WILSIG will then have an open discussion about the group’s activities and goals for the coming year. To participate in the WILSIG’s activities, you can contact its convenor Mathilde Koskas.