Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices

The IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development, approved by IFLA describes the needs and principles of learners, employers, professional associations, LIS degree-granting programs, and all learning providers.

See our Resources page.

New Librarians Global Connection Webinars

“New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with the American Library Association. Follow the conversation on Twitter #newlibgc.

Coaching Initiative

Do you want to develop your career; tackle challenging situations; achieve your goals and expand your career and professional development opportunities with the support of experienced professionals?

  • Face-to-face and online coaching sessions will be offered at WLIC 2022, and available in as many languages as possible.

Knowledge Café

The past years, CPDWL together with the Knowledge Management Section organized a Knowledge Café at the annual WLIC. A major subject with table topics will be set. At each table, we have a moderator and rapporteur. Participants are free to join at least two different tables. See our Knowledge Café page.

Infodemic Management & Health Misinformation

According to WHO, “an infodemic is too much information including false or misleading information in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak”. Yet, the term was not born with COVID-19, and also refers to information management in times of crisis.

The theme is important and current, and it is especially hot for professionals in charge of information management and organisation as librarians are. The recent pandemic showed that disinformation can kill and that an excess of information has the same effect as disinformation.

Other activities

There are many roles and responsibilities within our Section SC members. This is supported by our advisory group, many of which are former Section SC members. Learn more about the working groups, activities, and the people behind them:

Past projects

Planning for CPDWL Satellite Meetings