Call for Papers: Open Session New Professionals Special Interest Group

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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.

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?”

Management of failure is a critical topic when referring to innovation and creativity. If failure will be a natural occurrence in every creative and innovative librarian’s professional life, management of failure should be discussed in the library world.

The NPSIG open session will provide an opportunity to share experiences between librarians of different generations (very new professionals, as well as most experienced librarians), and to learn about failure and failure management.

Papers presenting psychological aspects or real library initiatives in the failure management field are preferred. Papers should reflect the 2016 IFLA Columbus conference theme “Connections. Collaboration. Community.”

Full abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted in English for review by members of the Special Interest Group, including title and full author details (name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address) is 28 February 2016. Please submit abstracts as an attached .odt, .doc or .docx file to:

We eagerly look forward to your contributions!

Complete details are available on the WLIC 2016 website.