CPDWL’s First Twitter Chat on July 26th 2019

Please save the date/time to join CPDWL members for the first Twitter chat on July 26, 2019, Friday at 8-9 am PDT / 11-12 pm EDT / 17-18 CEST / 23-24 CST. *Please check your local time. In this Twitter chat, we will have CPDWL Section Co-Chair Dr. Sandy Hirsh […]

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Reflecting on IFLA CPD Guidelines as a Singapore librarian

IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices is an important document. It covers the breadth and scope of professional development. I first came across this document at Session #158 at the IFLA WLIC 2018, and I wanted to share it with fellow librarians in my home country, Singapore. […]

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The CPDWL Coaching Initiative continues!

The CPDWL Coaching Initiative is moving forward. A webinar was offered in the end of May “Enhancing your strengths through coaching”. This free webinar explored the role of coaching and its value for developing library and information professionals for the future. Further information on the webinar is available at https://www.ifla.org/node/72830 […]

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IFLA and the global strategy work – IFLA Secretary General visiting the Swedish Library Association Annual Conference “Biblioteksdagarna 2019” in Helsingborg

Last week the Swedish library Association held it’s annual conference in Helsingborg, the city where I am working as the library director. The theme for the entire conference was competences and continuing professional development. We were very happy that IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner was visiting our conference and also […]

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IFLA CPDWL’s Video: Our Brief Dynamic Story is now LIVE!

  Curious what CPDWL Section has done to receive the inaugural IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award in 2018?  Watch our 1-minute video covering the impact of our section to the library and information professional community! Thanks to CPDWL members (Juanita Jara de Sumar, Heba Mohamed, Constance Lehro Koui, Svetlana […]

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Work hacks – upset those work routines

Nothing is more seductive than (work) routines and the notion of ” that`s the way we’ve always done it”. When we work reliably then we get reliable results – but rarely something that surprises, that is new or leads unexpectedly to completely new findings. Sometimes just small changes help teams to come to new conclusions.

Can only software specialists hack? No, in the meantime, the term “hack” has become generally accepted as an unusual and creative way of solving a problem. In this sense, much can be “hacked” – even the work.


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What do publishers want librarians to know?

A little research project from the UK linked to the full anonymised dataset of messages from publishers to librarians. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pSsgShb5Dj6gwjT3V7ZHHWqSLn_a6U_j The author Bernie Folan: “I carried out a similar project (collecting messages from librarians to publishers) a couple of years ago and that data can be found here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1bAnTSVq-LkcnVGUUtTVklMYlE as […]

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