Free IFLA/ALA webinar, April 16: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

Reposting from IFLA CPDWL Blog:

Dear colleagues:

 We are proud to present  the 2013 webinar series

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

For the second 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 quarterly 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.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä, and the President of the Library Association of Singapore, Gene Tan.

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

April 16, 2013

9:00 a.m. CDT

10:00 a.m. EDT

4:00 p.m. CET

10:00 p.m. Singapore

World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Link to access the virtual meeting room – https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/r2mbuhtqssm/

 The webinar length is one hour.

Speakers:

Keynote by  Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President Elect and Secretary General of the Finnish Library Association.Keynote topics: Strong libraries for equal and innovative societies, advocacy, how IFLA works and how to join.

Susanne Riedel, former President of the German Library Association for Library Professionals, Head of Support Team Publication Services at the Electronic Services Department, St. Bielefeld University. Topics include professional development, intergenerational librarianship, mentoring, librarians and change.

Kate Byrne, University of New South Wales and Program Coordinator of International Librarians Network, Australia. Second generation librarian speaking about building new professionals communities. http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com/about/whos-who/

The topics for the webinars were compiled from surveys, Proceedings from CPDWL Satellite Conference for WLIC 2012, topics presented by speakers during the NPSIG and MLAs program at the WLIC 2012 in Helsinki, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

The quarterly webinars will be presented in January, April, July and October 2013. Stay tuned for more news!

The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time. To listen to the January webinar with Keynote by Gene Tan, President of the Library Association of Singapore and Director of the National Library of Singapore, visit the following link  https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/p8vrs3hmzwk/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

For more information about the 2012 ‘New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations’ series, visit http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:

Loida Garcia-Febo

Series Coordinator

loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

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