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
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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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Webinar recording “Libraries and the Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development”

The webinar “Libraries and the Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development” was recently held by the information professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean. The webinar was organized as support to the IFLA’s worldwide efforts in empowering librarians to become strong advocates towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

The speakers were Sueli Ferreira (IFLA LAC Chair), Loida Garcia-Febo (IFLA ALP Chair), Ana Maria Talavera (Colegio de Bibliotecologos del Peru) and Maria Violeta Bertolini (IFLA Advocacy Communications Officer). The event was organized with the support of the IFLA Latin America and Caribbean Section, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group.

​The Sharing Economy and libraries: does “access over ownership” ring a bell? (FREE IFLA/ALA Webinar, March 8)

Sharing Economy and Libraries

People around the world have been transforming the unused capacity of things they own and services they provide, such as business expertise, power tools, bikes and even cars. The National Journal writes “Libraries are especially apt to increase their relevance in the coming years, considering the rise of the ‘sharing economy,’ a concept arguably invented by the first libraries.”

Webinar recording available here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p4a9ni5ztr3/

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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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Free NPSIG/CPDWL webinar “Information Literacy in my career” on July 26th

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) has partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar “Information Literacy in my career.” Professionals at different stages of their career will talk about what information literacy means to them, how they engage with it in their job, and how they see information literacy featuring in their future.

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