10th virtual NPSIG business meeting on May 21st

Meeting recording (29:29)

Please join us on Monday, May 21st at 5pm CET for our 10th NPSIG Virtual Business Meeting! This will be the first business meeting featuring our new leadership team: Vesna Vuksan (Convenor), Antoine Torrens, Katia Shklyar, Milan Vasiljevic and Andres Reinoso. We would really like to have you involved!!!

We’ll be going over our NPSIG Action Plan 2016-17 and discussing our actions in the next months. We will also share news about upcoming events like the IFLAcamp 2017 with a “Cycling for libraries” day, Open Programme Session, New Librarians Happy Hour in Wroclaw, and we welcome any other announcements as well as ideas and proposals for NPSIG work in 2017!

Link to the meeting (no password required) : https://zoom.us/j/269434613

Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Time:

11:00 New York)

12:00 Rio de Janeiro

15:00 UTC

17:00 CET

0:00 (next day) Tokyo

1:00 (next day) Sydney

–check your time zone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170521T17&p1=35&ah=1

Ready to IFLAcamp and Cycle?

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On August 17-18th, 2017 the famous New Professionals (IFLA-NPSIG) will organize a very special event, the IFLAcamp #5.
So, is it a real camp with tents, camp fire, hammock and singing?
It is even better! 
Join us for a two-day adventure — a FREE unconference where all of you decide what we do. Hot topics, trends, discussions, cycling, sightseeing, you name it!

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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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And the 5th IFLAcamp will take place in…

obrThe Public Library of Lower-Silesia, in the very center of Wrocław!

NPSIG is proud to announce that the 5th edition of IFLAcamp will take place on August 17th and 18th at the Dolnośląska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego, the Regional public library, on Wrocław’s main square, the famous Rynek.

IFLAcamp is a two-day satellite meeting in the mode of an unconference that provides plenty of space for ad-hoc sessions and group discussions. The participant-driven approach allows for active involvement of all attendees and including all kinds of topics of interest.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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Follow the updates on our official IFLAcamp #5 website and Facebook page event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286239041744653/

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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