New Professionals Special Interest Group

Sponsoring body: Management of Library Associations

IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG), founded in 2004, is an open global network for library and information science (LIS) new professionals and supporters. We are a special interest group within the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), affiliated with the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS).

NPSIG is an initiative for and by new professionals. 

Our goal is to welcome new information professionals to the field by hosting virtual and in-person workshops, information sessions, and conference events. We facilitate international networking opportunities for early career librarians and LIS students around the globe.

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New Professionals, Special Interest Groups, Networking, New professionals, Profession, motivation

Last update: 21 October 2015

Latest News

Come together! Or what is an IFLA Special Interest Group about

This is a blog post by Katia Shklyar, NPSIG Information Co-Coordinator.

16 April 2016

Free IFLA/ALA Webinar "Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees"

IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) have partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) to present a one-hour webinar about library services to immigrants and refugees including models and best practices from different regions of the world.

28 February 2016

Call for Papers: Open Session: New Professionals Special Interest Group

Theme: "Failing successfully in a librarian's career: is a setback an opportunity to grow, or just an unwelcome incident on the road to success?" The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) invites you to submit a proposal for its open session to be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA, in August 2016.

10 January 2016

Upcoming Events

2016 June

Free IFLA/ALA Webinar: “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians” – June 15th, 2016

15 June 2016 (Link to access the virtual meeting room: Coming soon)

2016 August

IFLAcamp4: New Professionals Special Interest Group's Satellite Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

11 – 12 August 2016 (OCLC - Kilgour Building 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017 (USA))

New Professionals Happy Hour in Columbus, Ohio!

17 August 2016 (Columbus, Ohio)

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