Multicultural Library: Reality and Prospects

The Russian Federation declared 2022 the Year of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia. This decision is in tune with the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032) proclaimed by the UN General Assembly (A/RES/74/135 Resolution). In pursuance of it, the Russian institutions of culture, including libraries, […]

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An opportunity for a certificate in Research Data Management in Germany

Written by Almuth Gastinger & Ulrike Lang. Since 2021 the Technische Hochschule Köln (University of Applied Sciences in Cologne) has been offering a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course to get a certificate in Research Data Management (RDM). This blended learning course targets employees from educational and research institutions, academic libraries, […]

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Learn about Virtual Reality at the Library 2.0 Virtual Conference on March 29, 2022

I am very excited to announce the 2022 line up of free global virtual conferences offered through the Library 2.0 virtual conference series! The three conferences this year focus on Virtual Reality; Urban Librarianship; and Privacy. The first conference of the year, Virtual Reality and Learning: Leading the Way, will […]

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Future-proof librarian, part 2: Co-operation with Wikimedia – Ideas from Sweden

Writer: Jarkko Rikkilä, coordinator, Tampere City Library – Regional Development Task, Finland How can libraries co-operate with Wikimedia – Ideas from Sweden Besides enhancing our skills in evaluating, the libraries could also participate in organizing, producing and creating information. One of the interesting methods of doing so would be co-operating […]

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Future-proof librarian, part 1: Fact-checking, multiliteracy and up-to-date evaluating skills

Writer: Jarkko Rikkilä, coordinator, Tampere City Library – Regional Development Task, Finland “It’s times like these you learn to… evaluate again!” In today’s world every librarian should have the basic skills recognizing and evaluating misinformation. The changing media atmosphere and information advocacy affect to the librarian competence. Multiliteracy is essential […]

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Librarian’s Day in Brazil

[the text in portuguese goes below] March 12th we celebrate Librarian’s Day in Brazil. It is always a festive day, with many actions across the country. Librarians motivated to work for more and better libraries, as well as promoting the continued learning of professionals. In this year – on March […]

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Meet your CPDWL officer

CPDWL will try a new format, to keep the connections of the standing committee members and advisory group members more tight. As a result of the breakout room sessions during the mid-term meeting of CPDWL in February 2022, we are planning to have zoom meetings every month without an agenda, […]

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