4 July 2012

17 July 2012 webinar: registration open

By NPSIG

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new 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 the American Library Association.

July 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
9:00 p.m. CET  (21:00 Central European Time)
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)

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Registration link: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/cjchmcs

Webinar length: one hour

Speakers

Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998 where her theme was “ Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch”. Speaking about: How to develop leadership skills as a New Professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.

Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager, and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Speaking about Knowledge River, a model of a library school working with new professionals and students.

Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager. Featuring a group by and for librarians.

Stay tuned for the next edition of #newlibgc which is scheduled for October 2012.

See you online on July 17!

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.

The webinars will be recorded and made available at a later date.

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

loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

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