Archive available for New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

Dear colleagues:

Thanks for registering for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ on October 10, 2012. You can visit this link to watch the recording of the webinar.

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a 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 ALA.

Speakers:

  • 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. http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?page_id=27
  • Tamara Capper, Library Projects Coordinator for Murdoch University Library. Regional Convener, Western Australia, Australian Library and Information Association’s New Graduates Group, and Melanie Chivers, outgoing ALIA New Graduates Group National Convener and member of the Marketing Committee for the 6th New Librarians’ Symposium.  Featuring a model of library associations working with new librarians.    http://www.alia.org.au/groups/newgrad/
  • Annie Pho, Reference and Instruction librarian at Ivy Tech Community College. Managing Editor at Hack Library School. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/

The series explores useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:

  • LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
  • Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
  • How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, and learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
  • Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.

For more information about prior webinars, visit IFLA NPSIG’s blog http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator
loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

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