The World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council, “Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage” tales place from 23-27 August in Milan, Italy—and I can’t wait!
My first conference was in 2004 in Buenos Aires (thanks to an ALA/IFLA fellowship). Since then I’ve attended conferences in Oslo, Seoul, Durban, and Quebec.
I am a member of IFLA/ FAIFE and work with IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) which I co-established in 2004 during the IFLA Congress in Buenos Aires with Andrew Cranfield and Stuart Hamilton.
This year, I coordinated a satellite conference in Bologna in conjunction with colleagues from IFLA/ Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL), “Moving in, Moving up, and Moving on: strategies for regenerating the library and information profession” (August 18-20).
The NPSIG and CPDWL also joined forces to present a program at the IFLA Congress entitled “Creating positive work environment for a multi-generational library and information workforce.”
I will do my best to blog about the satellite conference in Bologna and the Congress in Milan. I will definitively tweet about them at loidagarciafebo (twitter name!). Follow me for updates about these events.
Continuing Professional Development and Workplace
Learning with New Professionals SIG present
Creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational
library and information workforce
Monday, August 24, 13.45-15.45, Yellow Room
- • Report from the Bologna Satellite Meeting: Moving in, moving
up, and moving on: strategies for regenerating the library and
LOIDA GARCIA-FEBO (Queens Public Library, New York, USA)
and JANA VARLEJS (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA)
• The baby manages the boomers and beyond: new library
administrators managing older workers in small library settings
WAYNE FINLEY (Northern Illinois University Library, Dekalb,
USA) and JOANNA KLUEVER (Julia Hull District Library, Stillman
• Preparing for the next generation librarianship: innovations to
tailor library and information workforce to match the new
environment in Makerere University, Uganda
ALISON ANNET KINENGYERE and GORRETI K.
TUMUHAIRWE (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda)
• E-learning in the building of a multi-generational workplace
learning community: observations drawn from practice
MATILDE FONTANIN (University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy)
• All dressed up and no place to go: addressing the underclassification
of librarians and creating opportunities for
development in an academic library
VANESSA WARREN (University of Tasmania, Launceston,