Author Archive for catharina

“As an active member of IFLA for many years, it is a natural part of my commitment”

Translated from an interview with Catherina Isberg with the Swedish Library Association, in Swedish, published on October 6, 2022:

The Swedish Library Association has several interesting and important professional networks. One of them is the network of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, which is the world organization for libraries. Catharina Isberg, library manager in Lund, is the contact person for the network.


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Librarians in the borderland between professionalism and amateurism

I know – the title may provoke, but by the end of this text, it will hopefully seem comprehensible and justified. As senior lecturer at a Swedish university offering educational programs in Library and information science (LIS), I sometimes get questions and comments about the training of future librarians. Often […]

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35 day of City Expo – Management Skills and Learning Opportunities

How do you manage during a 35 day long city fair which is the result of a 3 year long innovation journey? And what skills do you need to have in order to manage this? In a previous blog post, Tina Haglund has described the H22 City Expo of Helsingborg […]

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Resilient/Sustainable workplace: A collaboration and research project

Helsingborg Public Libraries has during the beginning of this year moved into a two-year project in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Lund University. “The Resilient/Sustainable Workplace” is a project that with help of modern psychological and related research develops the business so that organizational structure and organizational culture […]

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Prevent psychological illness following the Corona crisis

(Helsingborg, Sverige – Photo from @hansericorre) Mental illness is unfortunately increasing after crises and therefore it is important that we see the risks and act on them. This is an important managerial issue to work on as the pandemic evolves. It is also an important professional development issue. it is important that we […]

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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/cpdwl/projects The […]

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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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