Library as a TEDx Platform

The following is a guest post by Petar Lukačić and Maja Krulić Gačan from Public library “Fran Galović”, Koprivnica, Croatia.


Have you ever heard of an idea, or had one yourself, that you wanted the world to know?

TEDx event, what is it about?

If you have an idea, or would like to learn something new, then you should check out TED website. TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today it covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

8th NPSIG virtual business meeting is Saturday, December 19th!

 

Christmas candle

Join us on Saturday, December 19th for our 8th NPSIG Virtual Business Meeting! This will be the first 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).

We’ll be going over our new NPSIG Action Plan 2015-16 and sharing status reports. We will also share news about upcoming events like the IFLAcamp 2016, #newlibgc webinar in April 2016, Open Programme Session and Open Business Meeting at WLIC 2016, and we welcome any other announcements, past events reports, as well as ideas and proposals for NPSIG work in 2016!

Date: Saturday December 19th, 2015
Time:
10am EST UTC-5 (New York)
1pm UTC-2 (Rio de Janeiro)
3pm GMT UTC (London)
4pm CET UTC+1 (Berlin)
12am UTC+9 (Tokyo)
2am EST (Sydney, next day)
–check your time zone here: http://everytimezone.com/#2015-12-19,180,5×1 

current agenda (feel free to add comments and items)

Google Hangout Air (don’t forget to sign up!!!)

See you soon!!!

New Professionals Special Interest Group

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Free Webinar, December, 15: Libraries, Advocacy and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

sustainable development goals

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and the New Professionals SIG with the Management of Library Associations Section have partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar supporting the new IFLA Toolkit, “Libraries and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda.”

We believe libraries are extremely important for sustainable development and would like to encourage you to attend this online event featuring best practices and models to advocate for access to information. Continue reading

Peer support from around the world: IFLA first timer’s view

The following is a guest post by NPSIG volunteer Asta Ojala, an information service assistant at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Hämeenlinna, Finland.


Asta Ojala

IFLA WLIC 2015, Cape Town

My first time in IFLA congress and my first time in Africa. Needless to say, I was excited! My name is Asta and I’m a new professional from Finland. I graduated in library and information services a bit over a year ago but have been working in different libraries for a few years already. Somehow I’ve never attended IFLA congress before, and now with a full time job as an information service assistant and some allocated funding for international affairs from my institution I was finally able to go. And to what a destination, to the beautiful Cape Town! I couldn’t have been happier. Continue reading

Help us identify topics for the 2016 IFLA/ALA #newlibgc free webinars

Dear colleagues:

We are planning our 2016 #newlibgc webinars and we need your help to identify new topics!

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 new worldwide online programming. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be connected!

newlibgc

To make sure we include topics of interest to you, please leave your suggestions by November 1st:

  • Which topics would you like to see included on the 2015 IFLA/ALA free webinars?
  • Do you know an expert for the topic?
  • Are you willing to present yourself?

You can have your say in many ways: by answering our online poll, commenting below, tweeting #newlibgc, and/or emailing us: npsig.ifla@googlemail.com.

Our committee really appreciates your suggestions! We shall announce the topics and speakers for the next webinar by mid-December.

Thank you!

Loida Garcia-Febo, Series Coordinator

New Librarians Global Connection: Best practices, models and recommendations. Free IFLA/ALA webinar on October 26th

IFLA webinar logo

We are proud to present the last session of the 2015 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”. The webinar’s topic is: “The role of competencies in librarians’ Continuing Professional Development”.

For the fourth 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 webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming. Continue reading