CPDWL Standing Committee Member Highlight: Chinwe Veronica Anunobi

“This is How We Do It: One Professional Development Activity in the Lives of Librarians from Around the World” is a new series from the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section to highlight our standing committee members, who they are and what they do!

In this post, we highlight Chinwe Veronica Anunobi, CPDWL standing committee member!

Chinwe speaking
Why are you a standing committee member of CPDWL and what are you working on for CPDWL Section at the moment? 
Chinwe: I use this section as a window to participate and support the IFLA global activities. For example, there is training of 47 staff of the National Library of Nigeria  on collaboration, marketing of library service, use of social media, open journal systems and indexing at the Centre for Advance Library Information Management ( CALIM) Enugu, Nigeria from 12-17 October 2022. The National Librarian (Chinwe Anunobi)  as the key facilitator designed the program for the 47 Library and information  professionals of the National library drawn from 34 branches of the Library all over Nigeria. It was in person training which was aimed to ensure effective networking as well as resource person /participants physical interaction. Two experts were invited to join in facilitating the training. Cases of library services marketing were used to drive the training home while practical trainings were given on open journal systems deployment and indexing. The participants were enriched while take home assignments were given to enable deployment of the competences in their work places.
What is one advice you have for new librarians interested in getting involved in IFLA or in their library associations for professional development?
Chinwe: They must start learning the ropes through active participation in sectional activities of IFLA or their library associations.