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Free Webinar “New Librarians Global Connection”

IFLA/ALA free webinar on October 3rd: New Librarians Global Connection

We are proud to present the next session of the 2013 webinar series

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations<http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/>”

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 have included 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!

October 3, 2013
2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET

Let this link help you determine when you can attend where you are!: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Link to access the virtual meeting room – coming soon.

Webinar length is one hour.


·         Keynote by Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough in Toronto, Canada. Chair of IFLA’s Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Committee. Keynote topics: CLM and librarians, why it is important, recent initiatives and issues.

·         Olaf Eingenbrodt, Senior Head of User Services | Advisor for Planning and Construction Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Germany. Visiting Lecturer at Berlin School of Library and Information Science. Topics: libraries as cultural houses, the importance of study tours.

·         Moreno Barros, Research librarian at the University of Rio de Janeiro. Topics: future librarians from a Brazilian perspective including continuing professional development and concepts to replicate, model and adapt.

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 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 series and to listen to the webinars from January and April 2013, visit the following link http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator



Involvement in professional organizations is an important aspect of every librarian’s career. So why not join an organization now with your peers and take advantage of student rates? Student membership in ALA is only $34 per year while regular membership starts at $66 and increases to over $130 per year.

After receiving email confirmation of your status as an ALA member, leave a comment on UK ALA’s facebook wall or send a tweet to @UK_ALA announcing you are a proud member of ALA and you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card. All tweets and comments must be received by October 15th. A winner will be announced via the SLIS listserv on October 25th.

Benefits of joining ALA national:

Automatically becoming a due paying member of the UK ALA student chapter

Registering with 2 Round Tables at no additional cost

  • Having the opportunity to join ALA divisions, such as the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) at a discounted rate
  • Taking advantage of discount rates for conference registration
  • Networking with other library school students and information professionals
  • Accessing American Libraries magazine (11 issues per year) and AL Direct (via email) for free
  • Being eligible to receive grants, scholarships, and awards

Benefits of joining UK ALA Student Chapter:

  • Networking with other library school students, which can be beneficial later in your career
  • Being the first to hear about upcoming chapter events, such as October’s informational talk about library conferences, which will include information about registering, receiving funds, and presenting.
  • Becoming involved in your library school education
ALA Student Membership is just $34 annually