IFLA WLIC 2017: Foreign Librarians Volunteering!

During IFLA WLIC 2017, volunteer opportunities will be available to foreign librarians. On behalf of the National Committee of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017, the Polish Librarians’ Association invites librarians from other countries to take part in volunteering during the IFLA WLIC in Wrocław.
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About 300 volunteers are sought to assist the IFLA participants during the conference. Financial benefits of volunteering include free registration (if you commit to at least three half days of volunteering), complimentary lunches on the Congress site on the days of service and a certificate of attendance in IFLA volunteering.

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New Professionals Presidents of Library Associations: News from Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Loida Garcia-Febo, IFLA Governing Board Member, Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) Chair, New Professionals Special Interest Group Co-Founder

New librarians are doing great things around the world. Recently I met two very active Presidents of library associations who also are new librarians. I was glad to meet Luc Steve Honore, President and Founding Member of the Association des Bibliothécaires Documentalistes et Archivistes d’Haiti (ABDAH), and Jonathan Pleitez, President of Asociación de Bibliotecarios de El Salvador (ABES). They are the future and also the present of our profession.

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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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NPSIG 2014 Holiday Conference Redux

NPSIG Season Happy New Year NPSIG!

We’ve taken some time off for the holidays to rest and recharge, and we hope you’ve gotten a chance to as well. We’re bringing back our annual Holiday Conference Redux a little later than normal, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t excited to hear about everyone’s conference experiences in 2014! If you went to a conference or library meeting last year, share what you learned with us! As in previous years, we’re posting a sign up list online, so please indicate which conference you’d like to talk about under its corresponding month- i.e. if your conference took place in August 2014, enter your name and the conference information under the August heading.

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