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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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Australian librarians go above and beyond to promote children’s literacy!

As part of Library and Information Week each year, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) hosts National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS). In 2020, over 1.25 million participants simultaneously read the same picture book in libraries, schools, pre-schools, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. The success of this […]

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The worldwide reach of CPDWL

In these challenging times where we see many people in self-isolation across the globe, the value of meaningful connection has become increasingly important. The CPDWL Standing Committee (SC) is a great example of professional connection, with members sharing their deep interest in and commitment to the opportunities for ongoing learning […]

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“I am planning to use what I have learned to develop a professional and a personal development program for myself”

Gretchen Higginbottom Interlibrary Loan Librarian, California State University Fresno, USA               Photo shows Anne Kakkonen, Helsinki University Library at her Self-Assessment Workshop Gretchen shares some of the highlights of the CPDWL Satellite Meeting in Zagreb. The 2019 Satellite Meeting was off to a great […]

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