Registration Now Open! for Free Webinar: New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations – April 10

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning  and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar.  Save the date!

April 10, 2012

2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
World Clock

Registration (webinar length is ONE hour): 


Kay Raseroka, University Librarian, University of Botswana. IFLA President 2003-2005. Highlighting the topics: Mentoring, best practices, pros and cons of different approaches such as peer-to-peer, classical mentor-mentee relationships and much more.

Maureen Sullivan, ALA President Elect. Program Facilitator, ALA Emerging Leaders Program, a model of a library association’s work with new professionals.

Mace Ojala and Jukka Pennanen, Founders of Cycling for Libraries. Featuring a group by and for librarians.

Future webinars

Stay tuned for announcements of future webinars.  Speakers featured in upcoming webinars include:

Barbara Ford, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, ALA President 1997-1998

Knowledge River, University of Arizona  

 The series explore useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:

  • LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
  • Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
  • How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
  • Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.

Freel free to share the link from the IFLA website:

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator of the series


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