Webinar: Can the library do everything?

Webinar on the horizon!

April 20, 2018 at 11am CT/5 pm UTC

To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3srpr16iuhn/

“Can the library do everything? The changing role of librarians and the library as a space of social inclusion.”

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The growth of political polarization throughout the world has prompted many librarians to reexamine various professional roles within the library and in relation to social justice and community engagement. This webinar will examine the changing role of the library and ways to engage and account for the needs of users from marginalized communities, as well as those who are veterans, transfers, and scholars from diverse backgrounds.

Presenters are Kelly McElroy, Magali Sanchez and Dr. Mei-Mei Wu.

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Call for Papers: “Librarian Fashion: What does the way we dress say about us?”

See translations: [Polish] [Spanish] [French]

The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) in collaboration with Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and Public Libraries Section (PLS), invites proposals to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 24-30 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Theme: “Librarian Fashion: What does the way we dress say about us?”

fashionHave you ever made a quick judgement about someone because of what they’re wearing? Sure, we have all done it. Does this mean that the way we dress at work influences how we are perceived and categorized in society?

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NPSIG survey for #iflaGlobalVision

Hi, Everyone!

We would like to bring you the possibility of participating in the initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) through this Global Vision survey to help prioritize the actions that a connected library field can take.
We firmly believe that a field of  connected librarians will be able to achieve one of the true potential of libraries: to build literate, informed and participatory societies.
Give it a little time to complete it, because your contribution is very important to achieve these goals. ❤
You have time until July 4, and then the answers will be sent to IFLA to produce a report on Vision Global to be announced in early 2018.
Please, click here to fill in the form. Ready, set, go!
For more information about the #iflaGlobalVision visit https://globalvision.ifla.org.
Thanks!

Register by June 30th

Magnificent librarians! We hope that you are anxious to hear more about the upcoming IFLAcamp #5 in Wroclaw. So are we! 🙂

While we are preparing a new set of information for IFLAcamp at the Lower Silesian Library, Cycling for Libraries, Sunday Happy hour and one more surprise (at least!), we wanted to remind you to register for the IFLAcamp if you haven’t done it yet.

Registration is open until June 30th, hurry up and book your seat, or we’ll have to play Musical chairs!

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Webinar: Design Thinking with Rolf Hapel and more!

“Design Thinking: The Role of Library Staff in Participatory Design”
Free IFLA/ALA Webinar, 6 July at 18 UTC
Link to join the webinar: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rzmc13zgtfu9
Don’t forget to check your time zone with this cool tool!

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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.”

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