Registration Open for “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. http://www.ifla.org/en/events/webinar-new-librarians-global-connection-best-practices-models-and-recommendations-cpdwl-and-0

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

July 17, 2012
2:00 p.m. CST
3:00 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. CET  (21:00 Central European Summer Time)
7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
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Webinar length: one hour

Speakers:

Barbara Ford, Director and Distinguished Professor, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. President of the American Library Association in 1997-1998 where her theme was “ Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch”. Speaking about: How to develop leadership skills as a New Professional: programs, mentoring, learning by doing. Working abroad, leaving your home country.

Sandy Littletree, Knowledge River Program Manager, and Jessica Hernandez, Co-Chair of the Knowledge River Alumni Network. Speaking about Knowledge River, a model of a library school working with new professionals and students. Knowledge River

Rachel Bickley, Assistant Librarian, University of the West of England, and LISNPN Co-manager. Featuring a group by and for librarians. http://lisnpn.spruz.com/

Next quarterly webinar scheduled for October 2012. 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.

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Coordinator of the series
loidagarciafebo@gmail.com
ALA Chair, Committee on Membership Meetings
ALA Councilor-at-Large
IFLA CPDWL Standing Committee
IFLA New Professionals SIG
REFORMA Past President
Coordinator, New Americans Program
Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11432
phone: 1 + 718-990-8569; fax: 1 + 718-990-8626

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