Monthly Archives: September 2012

Registration Open! for New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

Cross-posting from IFLA NPSIG blog

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“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“

“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.

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new librarians global connection webinar

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October 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. CST
11:00 a.m. EST
5:00 p.m. CET (17:00 Central European Time)

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Webinar length: one hour


Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.

Melanie Chivers, Outgoing National Convener of the ALIA New Graduates Group (since March 2011), Member of the Marketing Committee for the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium (2013). Learning Content Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia; and Tamara Capper, Regional Convener, Western Australia, ALIA New Graduates Group. Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians.

Annie Pho, Reference and Instruction librarian at Ivy Tech Community College. Managing Editor at Hack Library School. Featuring a group by and for librarians.

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Loida Garcia-Febo

Series Coordinator

The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Training

By Susan Schnuer

Talking, eating, and engagement were the main activities at the August Satellite meeting in Tampere.127 librarians from 21 countries attended the 2012 IFLA satellite meeting, a wonderful cross-section of ideas, cultures, and languages.  The satellite was co-sponsored by CPDWL and IL IFLA sections and it was successful cooperative effort.  This is the largest number of participants that CPDWL has ever had at a satellite meeting and in fact there was a waiting list.

Over 45 presentations were given during the meeting from librarians engaged in professional development and information literacy from all parts of the library sector: schools, public, academic, special, and LIS schools.  The variety of sessions and the amazing range of speakers made for a very engaging and yet intimate sessions.


by Sylvia Piggott 

As usual, CPDWL had a full programme starting with the Satellite Conference in Tampere chaired by Susan Schnuer and Anne Letho.  A full report is available in the CPDWL Blog on  the IFLA site.


The Helsinki programme chaired by Sylvia Piggott was titled Libraries and librarians as forces for transformative change: continuing education the fuel and was held on Wednesday, August 15 from 9:30 to 11:30.  The session consisted of papers from several countries, namely:

Leadership for success in the digital world by Jennifer A. Younger, Ph.D  and : Janice Welburn, USA; Librarian continuing education based on third space: practice of Hangzhou Public Library, China by Yizhou WU and  Junming YAO, China; Leadership in times of change by Dr. Petra Düren, Germany; Information specialist influences when collaborating in a project

by Erja Huovila   and Kaisa Puttonen, Finland; Challenges for providing information to users in a multilingual university library: A case study of Punjabi University by Dr. Trishanjit Kaur, Professor and Ms. Navkiran Kaur, Assistant Professor, India; Building strong library communities, advocates, and leaders through library associations by Fiona Bradley, Netherlands.  The presentations provided information of various methods and delivery medium for continuing education and workplace learning. The session attracted close to 300 participants.  The full papers are available on the IFLA website as well as on the CPDWL site.


Singapore Conference Programs 2013 was discussed and a working title as well as some possible themes identified will guide us as we finalize this programme over the coming weeks.  The Standing Committee agreed that the session would be in workshop format.


Information Coordinator’s report by Catharina Isberg consisted of CPDWL future communication opportunities.  Catharina brought us up-to-date on all the possibilities of using social media available through established IFLA technology to communicate with our members.  There is now a CPDWL Blog available for use by all as well as Tweet facility.  A team of 3 lead by Catharina and assisted by Loida Garcia Febo and Juanita Jara De Sumar are collaborating on this effort.  You are invited to use these media to communicate with our members.  Catharina will provide help to get started when you are ready.


Finally, pleased by informed that Sylvia Piggott will, for this year, trade places with Ulrike Lang and is now the official Chair in keeping with IFLA requirements – IFLA only wants to have one person in the Chair position.  Ulrike and Sylvia, will however, continue as Co-Chairs for CPDWL internal operations.

The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning

by Roisin Gwyer, Ruth Stubbings, Ruth & Graham (Eds.)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 157  Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2012

The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learningInformation literacy has been identified as a necessary skill for life, work and citizenship – as well as for academic study – for all of us living in today’s information society. This international collection brings together practitioner and research papers from all sectors of information work. It includes case studies and good practice guides, including how librarians and information workers can facilitate information literacy from pre-school children to established researchers, digital literacy and information literacy for citizens.

The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning Edited by: Roisin Gwyer, Ruth Stubbings, Ruth & Graham Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2012 ISBN 978-3-11-028084-5 (IFLA Publications; Nr 157) Euro 99,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 140.00 Special price for IFLA members Euro 79,95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 105.00

Publisher’s link: The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning

2nd #ifladial tweetchat: instructions

Date and time of the tweetchat: Saturday 8 September, 5 pm – 6 pm UTC (GMT) – see corresponding times zones below


Hello everyone,

last week, we had the first #IFLAdial tweetchat that alreadyraised a lot of interesting points. Those of you who could not make it last time are very welcome to the second session to share your comments and ideas on how to improve IFLA communication!

The second tweetchat session will again start with a general introduction of the chat participants. Then, we will move on to the discussion topics:

Q1. What do you think about the way that IFLA communicates with its activists? #IFLAdial
Q2. What do you think about the way that IFLA communicates with its members? #IFLAdial
Q3. What do you think about the way that IFLA communicates with the general public? #IFLAdial
Q4. What do you think about the way that IFLA uses social media? (blogs, twitter, etc) #IFLAdial
Q5. What suggestions do you have to improve communications within IFLA? #IFLAdial

To join the discussion please search for #IFLAdial. You are free to join and leave the chat at any point. Any contribution is welcome.

Please remember to use the hashtag #IFLAdial so people can read your replies, and to include the question number. For example, Q1, Q2, Q3, and so on.

See you tomorrow!

The IFLADIAL Working Group

overview time zones:

Vancouver (Canada – British Columbia) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 10:00:00 PDT UTC-7 hours
Chicago (U.S.A. – Illinois) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 12:00:00 CDT UTC-5 hours
New York (U.S.A. – New York) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 13:00:00 EDT UTC-4 hours
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 14:00:00 ART UTC-3 hours
London (United Kingdom – England) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 18:00:00 BST UTC+1 hour
Berlin (Germany – Berlin) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 19:00:00 CEST UTC+2 hours
Cape Town (South Africa) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 19:00:00 SAST UTC+2 hours
Moscow (Russia) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 21:00:00 MSK UTC+4 hours
Bangkok (Thailand) Sunday, 9 September 2012, 00:00:00 ICT UTC+7 hours
Singapore (Singapore) Sunday, 9 September 2012, 01:00:00 SGT UTC+8 hours
Tokyo (Japan) Sunday, 9 September 2012, 02:00:00 JST UTC+9 hours
Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Sunday, 9 September 2012, 03:00:00 EST UTC+10 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Saturday, 8 September 2012, 17:00:00