27 August 2012
New Librarians Global Connection
Read the summary of New Librarians Global Connection webinars presented by IFLA CPDWL and NPSIG in partnership with ALA.
The summary is published in the last newsletter from the ALA International Relations Round Table (page 9). http://www.ala.org/irrt/sites/ala.org.irrt/files/content/intlleads/leadsarchive/201209.pdf
Below we've included the text from the Newsletter.
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 are sponsored by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) in partnership with the American Library Association.
The first session, presented on January 17, featured Dr. Alex Byrne, New South Wales State Librarian and Chief Executive of the State Library NSW in Australia, IFLA President 2005-2007; Janice Lachance, J.D., CEO of the Special Libraries Association; JP Porcaro, Head of Library Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at New Jersey City University, co-founder of ALA Think Tank, and originator of the Make It Happen philosophy for librarians.
The second session, presented on April 10, included: Kay Raseroka, University Librarian, University of Botswana. IFLA President 2003-2005; Maureen Sullivan, ALA President Elect, Program Facilitator, ALA Emerging Leaders Program; Mace Ojala and Jukka Pennanen, Founders of Cycling for Libraries.
The third session, presented on July 17, included: Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998; Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager; and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager.
The CPDWL and NPSIG joint work to produce these webinars is coordinated by Loida Garcia-Febo as part of a team including CPDWL Co-Chairs, Sylvia Piggot and Ulrike Lang, and NPSIG Convenor, Sebastian Wilke.
Loida Garcia-Febo, Coordinator, New Americans Program, Queens Library