IFLAcampLab: Five Ideas for a Library Competition



Calling all IFLAcampLab attendees! The Lermontov Public Library, host of this year’s IFLAcampLab in St. Petersburg, Russia, are hosting an open competition to find the best 5 ideas to modernize libraries. If you have a great, innovative idea that will enhance library programming and/or collections, enter Five Ideas for a Library for a chance to get recognized at this year’s IFLAcampLab and to have Lermontov Public Library assist in the implementation of your idea.

Lermontov is looking for fresh ideas that will re-engage citizens with their public libraries and help elevate the status of library as an important community resource. Projects can take the form of single events or be implemented over time. Submissions from librarians, students, and citizens are all welcome. Please see the linked documents for more information, or visit our IFLAcampLab page for details.

Good luck!

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Detailed Schedule available for IFLAcampLab 2014


News on the IFLAcampLab front: we now have a detailed schedule and more information on visas and invitation letters! See our program page for the Lab’s daily schedule (here, click on the link that says “detailed program schedule”), and visit the Lermontov Library’s website for visa information. We’ll have more news about the camp for you soon!

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Our 6th virtual NPSIG business meeting is Thursday, November 14th!

Join us on Thursday, November 14th for our 6th virtual NPSIG business meeting! We’ll be going over many exciting things that we’ve done since our last meeting in August, including a review of IFLAcamp2, WLIC 2013, the latest New Librarians Global Connections webinar, and our presentation for Library 2.013. We’ll also discuss future events and activities, such as Sebastian’s upcoming presentation at the Italian Library Association’s annual meeting,  NPSIG’s presence at January 2014’s BOBCATSSS and ALA’s mid-Winter meeting, IFLAcampLab 2014 and IFLAcamp3, and our new holiday tradition- the annual Virtual Conference Redux.  Lastly, you’ll get a chance to meet Molly Schwartz and Bridgette Hendrix, our new NPSIG Co-Convenor and Information Coordinator, respectively. As you can see, there’s a lot to discuss!

Date and times of the 6th virtual NPSIG business meeting:

November 14th, 2013
12:00p.m., New York –> CST
05:00 p.m., London –> EST
06:00 p.m., Berlin –> CET
06:00 a.m., Auckland –> EDT, next day

check your time zone here

length: 90 min

current agenda (feel free to add comments and items)

virtual meeting room: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/virtual-npsig-business-meeting-6/

As we have in the past, our platform will be Adobe Connect, which allows (IM, voice/video chat), document sharing, and many more options. The meeting will be recorded for later use.

This is an open business meeting, so everyone is welcome to join and contribute! Hope to see you there on November 14th!

UPDATE: Here is the recording of the meeting – thanks everyone for being with us, it was great to catch up!

join the 5th virtual NPSIG business meeting on August 1 for a special WLIC 2013 edition!

virtual NPSIG business meeting

Come and join us on August 1 for the fifth virtual NPSIG business meeting! Many exciting things happened since the latest meeting in April, so we are going to start by taking a look back at the first IFLAcampLab in Kaliningrad and Cycling for Libraries. The main part of the business meeting will focus on NPSIG’s program and plans for the World Library and Information Congress in Singapore including IFLAcamp², the joint NPSIG/CPDWL session and much more. This is the perfect chance for you to get in the mood for Singapore!

Date and times of the 5th virtual NPSIG business meeting:

August 1, 2013
03:00 p.m., New York –> CST
08:00 p.m., London –> EST
09:00 p.m., Berlin –> CET
07:00 a.m., Auckland –> EDT, next day

check out your time zone

length: 90 min

current agenda (feel free to add comments and items)

virtual meeting room: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/virtual-npsig-business-meeting-5/

As a platform, we are going to use Adobe Connect that includes chat (IM, voice/video chat), sharing documents with each other and many more options. The meeting will be recorded for later use. See also the Facebook event for the current meeting.

This is an open business meeting, so everyone is welcome to join – looking forward to seeing you online on August 1!

IFLAcampLab registration closes on 21 April – get your free ticket today!


Only a little more than one month to go until the NPSIG network is going to meet in Kaliningrad for IFLAcampLab which means three exciting days of barcamping and cycling with international library lovers and friends. The registration will close on 21 April, so get your free ticket today!

Eventbrite - IFLAcamp Library creative Laboratory

There is still enough time to get your visa. The Kaliningrad centralized library system will provide invitations for you. Please contact your local Russian Consulates and Embassies to be sure about visa procedures, a list of documents needed and the possibility of getting a cultural visa which is free of charge.

To provide you an invitation we need the following information from you:

  1. Full name (as in passport)
  2. Citizenship
  3. Date and place of birth
  4. Passport number
  5. Place of work (name, address, tel, fax) and position.

Please let us know if you need a confirmation letter about your participation in the IFLAcamp Library Creative Laboratory for your employer: email – zgblist@gmail.com, or phone: +7 4012 53 35 47.

See you in Kaliningrad in May!