Friday, September 21, 2012

New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations



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.

October 10, 2012

10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. CET



Speakers:
Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society. http://my.ischool.syr.edu/Profiles/Preview/rdlankes

Melanie Chivers, Outgoing National Convener of the ALIA New Graduates Group (since March 2011), Member of the Marketing Committee for the ALIA New Librarians' Symposium (2013). Learning Content Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians. http://www.alia.org.au/groups/newgrad/   and Tamara Capper, Regional Convener, Western Australia, ALIA New Graduates Group. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians.

Annie Pho, Reference and Instruction librarian at Ivy Tech Community College. Managing Editor at Hack Library School. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/

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.

For more information about the webinars, visit: http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

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