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Deadline extended to January 7, 2015: Call for papers for WLIC 2015 Personal strategies, institutional programs, strong libraries

Join us in Cape Town, South Africa (August 12-14, 2015) at the WLIC satellite meeting — Taking Charge of your LIS Career: Personal Strategies, Institutional Programs, Strong Libraries. Proposals are now being taken for papers, research reports, interactive roundtable discussions, workshops and personal stories.

Proposals should be sent to Ewa Stenberg by January 7. Full details can be found on the IFLA WLIC 2015 website

Don’t forget: Call for papers for WLIC 2015 Personal strategies, institutional programs, strong libraries

The organising committee invites proposals for papers, research reports, interactive roundtable discussions, and workshops.  It also welcomes proposals to tell personal stories.

The objective of the event is to showcase examples of best practices for forging a vibrant library work force. The committee is interested in exploring how individual librarians have successfully managed their careers by embracing change, professional development, and training or by providing  professional development opportunities for others.  The organisers want to examine how enhanced library skills contribute to stronger libraries.

They are interested in these issues as they cut across a variety of organizational structures, library types, different cultures and geographical regions. The organisers would like to feature a diversity of voices.

You can find more information about the meeting at

Please contact Ewa Stenberg at for more details.

Proposals are invited by 1 December 2014.


Come learn from your colleagues!

Please join your colleagues during the 2014 IFLA Conference Lyon (August 16-21) at the CPDWL session Learning Challenges for Librarians and Library Managers: A Knowledge Cafe. During the meeting you will have the opportunity to join several small discussion groups on a number of topics such as “Learning Strategies for Staff”, “Learning within the Constraints with Limited Staffing and Budgets”, “User Involvement as Learning Tools”, “Mentoring and Coaching” and many other hot topics. The session will be Thursday, August 21 from 1345-1545.

Webinar: July 15, 2014: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

For the third consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

Keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. Past speakers have included IFLA President Elect, Donna Scheeder and other library leaders.

Save the date for the next one hour webinar!
July 15, 2014
9:00 a.m. CDT
10:00 a.m. EDT
4:00 p.m. CET
10:00 Singapore
World Clock
Link to access the virtual meeting room – coming soon.

• Keynote by Jan Holmquist, Assistant Library Director at Guldborgsund, Denmark. Global Librarian. Topics: Leadership and Technology and Innovation. Subtopics: MOOCs – in a learning perspective, Wellness, Library trends, Digital libraries.
• Aaron Tay, Senior Librarian, National University of Singapore. Blogger at Musings about librarianship. Topics: Tech Trends, Discovery and Libraries
• Jonathan Hernandez, PhD student in library and information studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), member of the board of the National Association of Librarians (CNB) and works as an academic at the Coordination of the Humanities (UNAM). Topics: Internet censorship, Freedom of expression, Infodiversity. Why it is important for new librarians and students to be aware of freedom of expression and privacy.

The quarterly webinars are presented in January, April, July and October. Stay tuned for more news!
The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere, at any time.

For more information about the 2012 and 2013 series and to listen to a number of webinars, visit the following link

Please contact Loida Garcia-Febo, Series Coordinator for questions and requests for information

IFLA LinkedIn group no longer active

Recent news from IFLA  “IFLA has recently announced that the LinkedIn group for IFLA has not been in use for some time now and as a result, there is no purpose for it anymore. Therefore the group will be deleted sometime in the next days.”