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Translators wanted!

                      Our new poster promoting the IFLA Guidelines for CPD in the digital environment was proudly launched at the WLIC in Dublin (see the earlier blog post, 27 August 2022). We are now calling for LIS colleagues across the world […]

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IFLA Guidelines for CPD: the imperative for high-quality online learning!

At the WLIC 2022 held in Dublin, CPDWL launched a new poster about the IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices. When the Guidelines for CPD were released in 2016, the authors, Jana Varlejs, Vivian Lewis, Susan Schnuer and Juanita Jara de Sumar, highlighted the importance of considering additional […]

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My reflections on receiving IFLA’s Scroll of Appreciation

contributed by Gill Hallam           The IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded in recognition of the contribution of “an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA as a volunteer engaged in a committee or group, in addition to efforts in fostering IFLA values” [1].  At […]

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Curious, confident & committed: Transforming libraries into learning organisations

          On 13 October 2021, CPDWL and NPSIG hosted the webinar entitled ‘Curious, confident & committed: Transforming libraries into learning organisations’. Our invited speaker was Clare Thorpe, Director, Library Services at Southern Cross University in Australia.             Clare is an award-winning […]

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Did librarians in Ancient Rome know about the importance of continuing professional development? Maybe yes, maybe no – but the IFLA Guidelines for CPD poster is now available in Latin!

History tells us that one of the first libraries in Rome resulted from the looting of collections of classical Greek literature. After the conquest of Macedonia in 168 BC, the Roman general Aemilius Paullus removed volumes of text from the royal palace to establish a library for his sons in […]

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A new study into the skills required by public library staff in Victoria, Australia

In Australia, the report on a major workforce planning study has been published by the project partners, State Library Victoria (SLV) and Public Libraries Victoria (PLV), the peak body for the state’s 47 public library services. Public library services in Victoria are guided by the strategic framework, Victorian Public Libraries 2030, which […]

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UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy: Singapore style

          Singapore celebrates UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy (GMIL) Day on 30th October 2020 The Council of Chief Librarian’s Information Literacy Interest Group (CCL IL-IG), with the support of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS), is organising an online conference: Information Literacy – The Singapore […]

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