Help us identify topics for the 2017 IFLA/ALA #newlibgc free webinars

Dear colleagues:

We are planning our 2017 #newlibgc webinars and we need your help to identify new topics!

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Free IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide” on October 10th

Please join us for the upcoming webinar: “Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide

While partnerships have been an instrumental part of the library’s success in serving the needs of their communities, they now offer librarians profound opportunities for developing new competencies and skillsets that strengthen their careers. This webinar will highlight various examples of international initiatives that not only expand professional development opportunities for librarians, but also connect them to dynamic and globally-based professional networks.

Success stories, challenges, and the impacts of these partnerships will be discussed. Join us to hear some truly inspiring stories!

Join our free IFLA/ALA Webinar on 10 October at 18 UTC.

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Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

By Andrés Reinoso, in collaboration withNancy Monzón for the English translation. Andrés and Nancy are both NPSIG volunteers.

[Spanish version]

In our professional experience, we continuously deal with situations which are hard to be solved.  Many times we feel overwhelmed with drawbacks, unable to react. To try and fail can be part of a natural process of learning but, is this the way we take it?

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“Prueba otra vez. Fracasa otra vez. Fracasa mejor”

Por Andrés Reinoso, con la colaboración de Nancy Monzón en la traducción al inglés. Ambos son voluntarios de NPSIG.

[English version]

Nuestras experiencias en el ámbito profesional nos enfrentan continuamente con situaciones de difícil solución. Muchas veces nos sentimos sobrepasados por los problemas, incapaces de reaccionar. Tratar y fallar puede ser parte de un proceso natural de aprendizaje, pero, ¿es así como lo tomamos?

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Free IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians” – June 15th, 2016

We are proud to present the next session of the 2016 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”.

For the fifth 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. The webinars are a great opportunity for membership participation via a worldwide online programming.

The topic of the next webinar will be “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians”. There is constant buzz about data science, data management, data analysis, data visualizations. How are librarians taking advantage of their skills and learning new ones for this new challenge? How are #newlibrarians becoming #datalibrarians, or even #datascientists? what Davenport (2012) has called: “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“? What is the edge for the new generation of librarians in the big data world?

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9th NPSIG virtual business meeting is Saturday, April 30th!

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Please join us on Saturday, April 30th for our 9th NPSIG Virtual Business Meeting! This will be the second virtual meeting featuring our new leadership team: María Violeta Bertolini (Convenor), Milan Vasiljević (Co-Convenor), Antoine Torrens (Information Coordinator), and Katia Shklyar (Co-Information Coordinator), and we would really like to have you involved!!!

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