Current projects


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“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.

CPDWL Podcast Project

CPDWL is hosting a series of podcasts where we speak with library leaders to get their perspectives and thoughts on the profession.

Coaching Project

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Business coaching focuses on aligning organisational and individual goals to improve individual performance and to ensure that the organisation’s mission is achieved.

Wanted: Coaches! We need your help!

Do you have experience in coaching?  Are you willing to learn how to coach?

In 2021, the coaching initiative will continue as a collaboration between CPDWL and Management & Marketing. As the WLIC will be a virtual event, the coaching activities are be offered online once again. There will be a variety of leadership, management, supervision and other topics for the participants.

Our goal for volunteer coaches is to further your own development as a coach, to prepare you for meeting with an individual to discuss their career and professional development. The IFLA Coach Training activities are available to you all: please see the supporting materials below.

For further information about CPDWL’s coaching initiative, please contact:

If you are interested in being a coach, send your expression of interest to:

IFLA Coach Training

The IFLA Coach Training series consists of 5 recording training presentations which will introduce you to the coaching mindset and process and help you develop your coaching skills. The recordings are delivered in English, while the presentations slides and handouts have been made available in the official IFLA languages. Further details are available in the CPDWL blog post.





CPDWL “Get to Know You” Meet Ups

The purpose of the CPDWL “Get To Know You” Meet Ups is to help our standing committee members to get to know more about each. While normally this would happen organically during the WLIC, we are not able to spend time together and are not able to have informal interactions due to the pandemic. We have 33 standing committee members, corresponding members, and corresponding members – so we will hold 7 meet ups. We are hoping for 100% participation! This series will allow us to get to know each other better. Read more here

Completed projects

Planning for CPDWL Satellite Meetings