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.


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Discover your strengths

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?

Business coaching might be the solution you have been waiting for. It focuses on aligning organisational and individual goals with the aim of improving individual performance and ensuring that the organisation‘s mission is achieved.

The IFLA Coaching Initiative, (a collaboration between Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and Management & Marketing Section (M&M)) will continue to be available. We also hope to offer face-to-face coaching sessions at the WLIC 2022, 24 – 28 July 2022 in Dublin, but also online coaching sessions.

Coaching will be available in different languages to support as many professionals as we can.

Further news about the Coaching Initiative will be published through our social media channels.

If you are interested in supporting the IFLA Coaching Initiative as a coach, please contact Ulrike Lang (Convenor of the Coaching Initiative).

Members of the IFLA Coaching Initiative Working Group: Almuth Gastinger, Tina Haglund, Vera Keown, Christie Koontz, Ulrike Lang (convenor), Carmen Lei, Hans Vigen, & Wan Mali Wan Razali.

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.





“Get to Know You” Meet Ups

The purpose of the “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

Global Community Kitchen

The Global Community Kitchen is a new project where CPDWL standing committee members contributed their favorite recipes! We welcome you to contribute yours or try these recipes shared by our global standing committee members!

Completed projects

Planning for CPDWL Satellite Meetings