NPSIG Activities Report: September 2015-August 2016

IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG)

Activities Report September 2015-August 2016

Since August 2015, the NPSIG has a new leadership team, including a Convenor Maria Violeta Bertolini (from Argentina, living in USA), Co-Convenor Milan Vasiljevic (from Serbia, living in Qatar),  Information Coordinator Antoine Torrens (France), and Information Co-Coordinator Katia Shklyar (from Russia, living in Finland).

The NPSIG objectives as defined in 2015 are:

  • To empower new professionals to be involved in their national associations and with IFLA to become new local and international leaders.
  • To connect new professionals and new professionals supporters to share experiences, opportunities and make new friends and colleagues from all over the world, mainly through social media and online events.
  • To offer first quality free training and knowledge exchange opportunities through online webinars, open programmes and satellite meetings.

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Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

By Andrés Reinoso, in collaboration withNancy Monzón for the English translation. Andrés and Nancy are both NPSIG volunteers.

[Spanish version]

In our professional experience, we continuously deal with situations which are hard to be solved.  Many times we feel overwhelmed with drawbacks, unable to react. To try and fail can be part of a natural process of learning but, is this the way we take it?

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“Prueba otra vez. Fracasa otra vez. Fracasa mejor”

Por Andrés Reinoso, con la colaboración de Nancy Monzón en la traducción al inglés. Ambos son voluntarios de NPSIG.

[English version]

Nuestras experiencias en el ámbito profesional nos enfrentan continuamente con situaciones de difícil solución. Muchas veces nos sentimos sobrepasados por los problemas, incapaces de reaccionar. Tratar y fallar puede ser parte de un proceso natural de aprendizaje, pero, ¿es así como lo tomamos?

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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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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