FAIFE, CPDWL and New Professionals @ the IFLA WLIC 2013 Congress in Singapore

IFLA SingaporeThis year the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will held its World Library and Information Congress in Singapore from August 17-23. All the IFLA committees and groups will present programs about a myriad of topics speaking to all types of information professionals. I encourage you to read the programme and find the perfect sessions for you.

As a member of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Standing Committee (CPDWL), Expert Resource Person of the Free Access of Information and Freedom of Expression Committee (FAIFE), and close advisor to IFLA New Professionals, I’d like to invite you to consider attending the following sessions:


21 August 2013, 09:30 – 12:45, Room : Exhibition Hall 404-405

“On the way to Freedom of access”

The FAIFE committee makes up an update of the trends in free access to information and freedom of expression and introduces several approaches on how to respond to tightening control of internet: legislative initiatives, policies and statements, as well as campaigns and networking to support freedom of information and privacy.

Our keynote speaker, Chris Chia, Senior Advisor/NTUC, Exec Chmn/NTUC Media, will discuss the “media control today.”

Others speakers will be:

– Päivikki Karhula (Chief Information Specialist at Parliament of Finland)

– Barbara Jones (Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom)

– a representative from IFEX

– Herman Roesch (coordinator of the new IFLA Code of Ethics)

–  Stuart Hamilton (Director, Policy & Advocacy at IFLA).

A special panel, entitled “Access in Asia”, will discuss controlled access in the region.

From the IFLA CPDWL Blog

Sunday 18 August, 2013 13:45 – 15:45, Session 83
Building a learning and knowledge sharing organisation
Room: Summit 1
Information Technology, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Knowledge Management.
Monday 19 August, 2013 09:30 – 12:45, Session 100
Libraries as learning organisations: how to nurture growth in our staff and our communities
Room: Summit 2
Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Education and Training (SET).
Wednesday 21 August 2013 11:45 – 13:45, Session 176
Taking charge of your career: a workshop
Room: Summit 1
Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning.
Read more in the workshop blog post.
Thursday 22 August 2013 10:45 – 13:00, Session 210
New librarians global connection: best practices, models and recommendations
Room: Nicoll 3
New Professionals Special Interest Group with Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning.
IFLA New Professionals
For information about their session during the Congress, see Thursday 22 August above and here.
Thursday 15 August and Friday 16 August at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University.
The New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Asia and Oceania Section welcome you to IFLAcamp², the WLIC2013 unconference for new and established professionals!

what IFLAcamp² is a two-day satellite meeting in the mode of an unconference that provides plenty of space for ad-hoc sessions and group discussions. The participant-driven approach will allow for active involvement of all attendees and including all kinds of topics of interest.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s