Free IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees” – March 31st, 2016

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and the New Professionals SIG have partnered with the American Library Association to present a one-hour webinar about library services to immigrants and refugees including models and best practices from different regions of the world.

We believe in libraries serving all the groups in our communities. Therefore, we are glad to collaborate with various library groups to share the most current best practices and models to serve immigrants and refugees. IFLA’s Public Library Section has developed an impressive compilation of services from different regions of the world and a recent campaign about services to refugees. EBLIDA in Europe has developed a strong campaign to promote services to these populations. IFLA’s Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section has produced detailed guidelines and a toolkit about the topic. Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant Announced

-Blog post in English and Spanish / Blog post en inglés y español –

IFLA-2016-LogoDear colleagues,

We are so happy to provide an opportunity for new librarians from outside North America (U.S. and Canada) to attend the IFLA 2016 Congress in Columbus, Ohio. I would like to encourage you to apply soon!

This is a great time for new professionals to engage with IFLA. Some of you may know that I attended my first IFLA Congress in 2004 in Buenos Aires with a grant for new librarians. It was there where I co-established IFLA New Professionals with another two colleagues. I was selected as one of the 30 fellows for the “Fellowship for the Americas’ program, sponsored by the IFLA 2001 National Organizing Committee.

This time, there are available up to 50 fellowships. This means that any of you could be selected to receive a grant! So, start writing your applications today (applications can be submitted in English, Spanish or French).

Loida Garcia-Febo

IFLA Governing Board Member

ALA Executive Board Member

IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant Announced

The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, will offer up to 50 full fellowships to librarians from outside North America (U.S. and Canada) to attend the IFLA 2016 Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, a per diem food allowance, and conference registration fees. Priority will be given to younger professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of libraries who do not usually attend IFLA Conferences.
More information on the Application Process can be found on the Congress Website.

Estimados colegas,

Estamos muy contentos de proveer una oportunidad para nuevos bibliotecarios de afuera de Norteamérica (Estados Unidos y Canadá) para asistir al Congreso de la IFLA en el 2016 en Columbus, Ohio. ¡Me gustaria motivarlos a que se postulen pronto!

Esta es un gran momento para que los nuevos profesionales participen en la IFLA. Algunos de ustedes saben que asistí a mi primer Congreso de la IFLA en el 2004 en Buenos Aires con una beca para nuevos bibliotecarios. Fue allí donde co-establecí el Grupo de Nuevos Profesionales de la IFLA con otros dos colegas. Fuí seleccionada como una de 30 ‘fellows’ o becarios del programa “Fellowship of the Americas” el cual fue patrocinado por el Comité Organizador Nacional de IFLA 2001.

En esta ocasión, tenemos disponibles hasta 50 becas. Esto significa que alguno de ustedes puede ser seleccionado para recibir una beca! No pierdas esta oportunidad, comienza a escribir tu solicitud hoy mismo (las aplicaciones pueden enviarse en español, inglés o francés).

Loida Garcia-Febo

Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de IFLA

Miembro del Comite Ejecutivo de ALA

Anuncio de Becas del Comité Nacional de la IFLA 2016 

El Comité Nacional de la IFLA 2016, a través de las generosas donaciones recibidas de la comunidad bibliotecaria norteamericana, ofrecerá hasta 50 becas completas para los bibliotecarios de fuera de América del Norte (Estados Unidos y Canadá) para asistir al Congreso de la IFLA en el 2016 en Columbus, Ohio.

La beca cubrirá los viajes, alojamiento, un subsidio de alimentos y gastos de inscripción de la conferencia. Se dará prioridad a jóvenes profesionales con un mínimo de 5 años de experiencia en el campo de las bibliotecas, y los cuales no suelen asistir a Conferencias de IFLA.

Más información sobre el proceso de solicitud se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Congreso. 

Welcome to the New NPSIG

Greetings New Professionals!

It’s turning from summer to fall here in the Northern hemisphere, and with the change of leaves comes changes with our group. The most immediate changes you’ll notice are to our site and our leadership. Sebastian Wilke is taking a step back from his role as convenor, but don’t worry- he’ll still be active in the group. I’m excited to assume the post of Convenor and have been working hard with Kimberly White, our new Information Coordinator, to come up with the best, most interesting content and programming for new professionals in our field. Continue reading

Registration for IFLAcamp 2014 is now open!

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Click here to register for IFLAcamp 2014!

Greetings New Professionals-

Your trusty NPSIG leadership is excited to announce that registration for IFLAcamp 2014 in Lyon, France is now open! As with past IFLAcamps, 2014’s IFLAcamp will take place over the two days before the WLIC congress- so mark your calendars for Thursday, August 14th & Friday the 15th. In addition to the unconference style sessions you’ve come to expect at IFLAcamp, we’ll also be meeting up with Cycling for Libraries and planning a hackathon!

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