Information as a Human Right — IFLA/ALA free webinar, October 14, 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Today we are presenting the last of our 2014 IFLA/ALA free webinar series. “Information as a Human Right” will be presented today from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. Link to access the webinar: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/r3n7c2cwbg5/

From the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group:

We are proud to present the fourth session of the 2014 webinar series New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models, and Recommendations. The theme for this installment of our series is “Information as a Human Right”. We will consider the idea of access to information as a basic human right, and examine the social, cultural, economic, and political influences free information can have on societies.
Speakers
Bridgette Hendrix, NPSIG Convenor
Washington, DC
Topic: An Introduction to the Lyon Declaration
 Matthew Vanderwerff, Senior Program Officer, IREX
Washington, DC
Matt is a Senior Program Officer at IREX working on technology and development initiatives. He supports Beyond Access by contributing to program strategy, managing relationships with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities, managing grants, and providing technical assistance and programmatic backstopping to teams around the world. Matt previously supported the Global Libraries programs in Romania and Ukraine.
 Ellie Valentine, Chief of Party, USAID Responsive Governance Project
Yemen
Looking for ways to promote citizen access to information, Ellie has spent her career in untraditional library roles. She currently serves as the Chief of Party to USAID’s Responsive Governance Project in Yemen, and has previously worked on parliamentary strengthening projects in Ukraine, Armenia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Free IFLA/ALA webinar, April 16: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations

Reposting from IFLA CPDWL Blog:

Dear colleagues:

 We are proud to present  the 2013 webinar series

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

For the second 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.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä, and the President of the Library Association of Singapore, Gene Tan.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

April 16, 2013

9:00 a.m. CDT

10:00 a.m. EDT

4:00 p.m. CET

10:00 p.m. Singapore

World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Link to access the virtual meeting room – https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/r2mbuhtqssm/

 The webinar length is one hour.

Speakers:

Keynote by  Sinikka Sipilä, IFLA President Elect and Secretary General of the Finnish Library Association.Keynote topics: Strong libraries for equal and innovative societies, advocacy, how IFLA works and how to join.

Susanne Riedel, former President of the German Library Association for Library Professionals, Head of Support Team Publication Services at the Electronic Services Department, St. Bielefeld University. Topics include professional development, intergenerational librarianship, mentoring, librarians and change.

Kate Byrne, University of New South Wales and Program Coordinator of International Librarians Network, Australia. Second generation librarian speaking about building new professionals communities. http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com/about/whos-who/

The topics for the webinars were compiled from surveys, Proceedings from CPDWL Satellite Conference for WLIC 2012, topics presented by speakers during the NPSIG and MLAs program at the WLIC 2012 in Helsinki, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

The quarterly webinars will be presented in January, April, July and October 2013. 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. To listen to the January webinar with Keynote by Gene Tan, President of the Library Association of Singapore and Director of the National Library of Singapore, visit the following link  https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/p8vrs3hmzwk/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

For more information about the 2012 ‘New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations’ series, visit http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:

Loida Garcia-Febo

Series Coordinator

loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

Save the Date for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations” January 15, 2013

From the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Blog:

We are proud to present our 2013 webinar series

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”

For the second 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.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. They include IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä, and the President of the Library Association of Singapore, Gene Tan.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

January 15, 2013

9:00 a.m. CST

10:00 a.m. EST

4:00 p.m. CET

11:00 p.m. Singapore

7:00 a.m. Sydney (next day)

World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Prepare your computer and access the webinar using the following link:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5jykrkmz66/

Webinar length is one hour.

Speakers:

 

Keynote by Gene Tan, Director of the National Library of Singapore. President of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS), Director of Singapore Memory Project. Gene is a renowned international speaker about librarian skills and innovative strategies for libraries and librarians. LAS conference this past September was titled “Librarians for Tomorrow.”  Keynote topics: Librarian skills, knowledge sharing, innovation, professional development, the new library, the unlibrary, library within a library.

Robin Kear, Liaison Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. International instructor, speaker and writer. Topic: Strategizing Your International Librarianship Career: Redux 2013.

Heikki Marjooma, Event-coordinator, Department of Events and Marketing, Helsinki City Library. Member of Nordic Gamebrarians. Topics: innovation, creativity, Library 10, new librarians and games in libraries.

The topics for the webinars were compiled from surveys, Proceedings from CPDWL Satellite Conference for WLIC 2012, topics presented by speakers during the NPSIG and MLAs program at the WLIC 2012 in Helsinki, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

The quarterly webinars will be presented in January, April, July and October 2013. Our Keynote for April is IFLA Incoming President, Sinikka Sipilä. 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 ‘New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations’ series, visithttp://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:

Loida Garcia-Febo

Series Coordinator

loidagarciafebo@gmail.com

New Librarians – Online events

This post includes online events for new librarians, library decision makes and library workers in general starting on July 2011 until the present time. I have enjoyed working with many colleagues organizing these events. Recordings for all of them should be available. These links are also available in my section New Librarians. Cheers!

    • This session explores various scenarios to help new professionals navigating the first stages of their career. Answers to the following, and other questions, will be discussed: How other new professionals found jobs? How other librarians work with their library associations? Presented by very new librarians with jobs at libraries\info centers, seasoned\veteran librarians, and successful professionals working in other fields.
    • Moderated by Loida Garcia-Febo, Coordinator, Special Services at Queens Library
    • Speakers: Sue Hutley, Executive Director of the Australian Library and Information Association; Jessica Hernandez, Librarian, FDA Biosciences Library at U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Tiffany Mair, Program Assistant, Capitol Impact. LLC; Nathan T. Wright, Founder of Lava Row

Professional Networking for New Librarians

Last week I had the fabulous opportunity of speaking at a webinar hosted by the New Members Round Table of the American Library Association titled “2012 NMRT Online Program: Professional Networking for New Librarians.” I have received numerous positive messages about the presentation and I am glad it was of benefit to many librarians and students. It was great to present along with Courtney Young, JP Porcaro, Pat Hawthorne and Ned Potter from the UK. Here is the link to the recording of the webinar:

https://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/_a1012073280/p5cvkhrean6/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Registration Now Open! for Free Webinar: New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations – April 10

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning  and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar.  Save the date!

April 10, 2012

2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
World Clock


Registration (webinar length is ONE hour):   https://ala.ilinc.com/register/cjzjtzj 

 Speakers:

Kay Raseroka, University Librarian, University of Botswana. IFLA President 2003-2005. Highlighting the topics: Mentoring, best practices, pros and cons of different approaches such as peer-to-peer, classical mentor-mentee relationships and much more.

Maureen Sullivan, ALA President Elect. Program Facilitator, ALA Emerging Leaders Program, a model of a library association’s work with new professionals.

Mace Ojala and Jukka Pennanen, Founders of Cycling for Libraries. Featuring a group by and for librarians.

Future webinars

Stay tuned for announcements of future webinars.  Speakers featured in upcoming webinars include:

Barbara Ford, Director, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, ALA President 1997-1998

Knowledge River, University of Arizona  

 The series explore useful topics to help new professionals at various stages of their career, including:

  • LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
  • Mentoring and best practices including pros and cons of different approaches like peer-to-peer, and classical mentor-mentee relationships.
  • How to develop leadership skills as a new professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.
  • Continuing Professional Development for new professionals, how to stay up to date from the very start even if conditions at work (funding/permission to attend conferences, support with writing articles, etc.) are not the best.


Freel free to share the link from the IFLA website: http://www.ifla.org/en/events/new-librarians-global-connection-best-practices-models-and-recommendations

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator of the series
loidagarciafebo@gmail.com