Guest Post: It’s All About Partnerships! Visiting Libraries Abroad in Namibia

This past July, ten students and two instructors traveled to Namibia from the U.S. to take part in a course on international librarianship with the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Continue reading

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recording available: NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy

On Oct 19, NPSIG presented a training session on how to become a library advocate at the all-virtual Library 2.013 conference. Molly Schwartz, NPSIG co-convenor, shared some excellent strategies for promoting the profession, such as:

  1. Have three LIS-related issues that you are passionate about that you can use to illustrate the relevance of libraries- bonus points if you can include metrics to prove your points
  2. Be clear, succinct, and specific in communicating the value of libraries
  3. Take every opportunity to promote and advocate for libraries- don’t just brush off opportunities to talk about libraries because you’re at a dinner party!

We are happy to share the recording of the session – both available in video and audio formats.  Enjoy!

http://de.slideshare.net/npsig/library-2013-presentation

NPSIG library 2.013 session

recording available: NPSIG Library 2.013 training session on library advocacy

On Oct 19, NPSIG presented a training session on how to become a library advocate at the all-virtual Library 2.013 conference. Molly Schwartz, NPSIG co-convenor, shared some excellent strategies for promoting the profession, such as:

  1. Have three LIS-related issues that you are passionate about that you can use to illustrate the relevance of libraries- bonus points if you can include metrics to prove your points
  2. Be clear, succinct, and specific in communicating the value of libraries
  3. Take every opportunity to promote and advocate for libraries- don’t just brush off opportunities to talk about libraries because you’re at a dinner party!

We are happy to share the recording of the session – both available in video and audio formats.  Enjoy!

http://de.slideshare.net/npsig/library-2013-presentation

NPSIG library 2.013 session

Free IFLA/ALA webinar, April 16: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”

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For the second 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.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä, and the President of the Library Association of Singapore, Gene Tan. Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

April 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. CDT
10:00 a.m. EDT
4:00 p.m. CET
10:00 p.m. Singapore

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Virtual meeting room

Webinar length is one hour.

Speakers:

Sinikka SipiläKeynote by Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President Elect and Secretary General of the Finnish Library Association. Keynote topics: Strong libraries for equal and innovative societies, advocacy, how IFLA works and how to join.

Susanne Riedel

Susanne Riedel, former President of the German Library Association for Library Professionals, Head of Support Team Publication Services at the Electronic Services Department, Bielefeld University. Topics include professional development, intergenerational librarianship, mentoring, librarians and change.

Kate Byrne

Kate Byrne, Outreach Team Leader, University of New South Wales and Program Coordinator of International Librarians Network, Australia.

The #newlibgc webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time, such as the January webinar with Keynote by Gene Tan, President of the Library Association of Singapore and Director of the National Library of Singapore.

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator
loidagarciafebo@gmail.com