The CPDWL section collaborates with the IFLA New Professionals SIG (NPSIG) and the American Library Association (ALA) to run a series of free webinars. 

Follow the links to the NPSIG website to find full details of the webinars. Note: you may need to scroll down the NPSIG webpage to locate the relevant webinar in each year's listing.

The recordings are made available via Adobe Connect. You may need to download the application to listen.

2019 Webinars

9 April 2019 The benefits of international exchange programmes

CPDWL webinar 9 April 2019

In this webinar, librarians from Canada, Germany and South Africa share their experiences and discuss best practices in participating in international librarianship work. Canadian librarians discuss global employability opportunities, while librarians from Germany and South Africa report on their experiences in international exchange programmes.

Ray Pun, USA

Ulrike Lang, Germany
Hella Klauser, Germany
Flippie van der Walt, South Africa
Dee Winn, Canada
Cate Carlyle, Canada

Visit the NPSIG blog for more details about our speakers.

Webinar recording

28 May 2019  Enhancing your strengths through coaching

In this webinar, the role of coaching will be explored in order to highlight its value for developing library and information professionals for the future.

Ewa Stenberg, Sweden

Catharina Isberg, Sweden
Barbara Wennheden, Sweden
Bergita Shannon, Australia

05:00 PT / 07:00 CT (Chicago) / 08:00 EDT (New York) / 14:00 CET (Amsterdam) / 15:00 EET (Helsinki) / 22:00 AEST (Brisbane)

Link to the webinar: tbc

10 January 2019  Library services to teenagers in the digital age

The webinar explores the inspiring services from librarians serving communities and teens, including online content, podcasts, gaming, coding and much more! These are 21st century skills that will make an impact on teenagers' careers and personal interests.

Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, CPDWL SC member, ALA President
Presenters: Sanna Huttunen, Sampo Matikainen, Meredith Levine & Sander Slegtenhorst

Webinar recording

2018 Webinars

September 2018 Can new librarians have a voice? Training & professional development vs workplace reality

Presenters: Christine Mackenzie, Catharina Isberg, Elham Sayyad-Abdi & Antoine Torrens

Webinar recording

April 2018: Can the library do everything? The changing role of librarians and the library as a space of social inclusion

Presenters: Kelly McElroy, Magali Sanchez & Mei-Mei Wu

Webinar recording

2017 Webinars

July 2017Design thinking: The role of library staff in participatory design

Presenters: Rolf Hapel, Steven J. Bell & Sara Chiessi. Moderator: Matilde Fontanin

Webinar recording

March 2017Sharing economy and libraries 

Presenters: Loida Garcia-Febo & George Needham. Moderator: Vesna Vuksan

Webinar recording 

2016 Webinars

October 2016Utilizing partnerships to expand professional development opportunities worldwide

Presenters: Sandra Hirsh, Susan Schnuer, Svetlana Gorokhova, Alyson Dalby & Magdalena Krasowska-Igras. Moderator: Matilde Fontanin

Webinar recording

July 2016: Information literacy in my career

Presenters: Sheila Webber, Pamlea McKinney, Liam Bullingham & Emily Wheeler

Webinar recording

June 2016Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians

Presenters: Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, Martin Hilbert, Michelle Chen & Wouter Klapwijk

Webinar recording

March 2016: Library services to immigrants and refugees

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2015 Webinars

December 2015:  Libraries, advocacy and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Presenters: Fiona Bradley & Niclas Lindberg. Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo

Further details and the webinar recording

October 2015: The role of competencies in librarians' Continuing Professional Development

Presenters: Anna Maria Tammaro, Simon Edwards, Judy Brooker & Matilde Fontanin

Webinar recording

July 2015: Exploring the PhD option

Presenters: Fiona Jardine, Sandy Littletree & K.R. Roberto

Webinar recording

April 2015: Making the leap to library leadership (CPDWL webpage)

Presenters: Eva Dahlbäck & Kimberley Sweetman

Webinar recording

2014 Webinars

October 2014: Information as a human right (CPDWL page)

Presenters: Bridgette Hendrix, Matthew Vanderwerff & Ellie Valentine

Webinar recording

July 2014: New librarians' global connections: Best practices, models and recommendations (CPDWL page)

Speakers: Jan Holmquist, Aaron Tay & Jonathon Hernández

Webinar recording

April 2015: New librarians' global connections: Best practices, models and recommendations (CPDWL page)

Presenters: Hugh Rundle & Celia Emmelhainz

No recording available

January 2014: New librarians' global connections: Best practices, models and recommendations (CPDWL page)

Presenters: Donna Scheeder, Ellen Broad, Jaap van de Geer & Loida Garcia-Febo

Webinar recording

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, Lifelong learning

Last update: 12 April 2019