The New Professionals Special Interest Group is in Columbus, Ohio, from August 11th to August 19th, 2016.

And there will be many opportunities to meet!

IFLAcamp⁴ 2016 at OCLC Headquarters (Dublin, Columbus)

Organized by the NPSIG, IFLAcamp⁴ 2016 is a two-day satellite meeting in the mode of a library unconference that provides plenty of space for ad-hoc sessions and group discussions. The participant-driven approach allows for active involvement of all attendees and including all kinds of topics of interest.

Thursday, August 11th
Registration: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Event: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, August 12th
Registration: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Event: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

IFLA WLIC Newcomers session

NPSIG Convenor, Maria Violeta Bertolini, will give a short presentation under the title “From first-timer to committee member” and will present the NPSIG new advocacy video by NPSIG Information Co-Coordinator Katia Shklyar, What is the New Professionals Special Interest Group?.

Greater Colombus Convention Center – Union Station Ballrooms A/B/C
Sunday, August 14th – 8:30am-10am

Second MLAS (Management of Library Associations Section) Standing Committee meeting

At this meeting, New Professionals Special Interest Group Leadership Team will present its Annual Activities Report September 2015-August 2016. A lot has happened in the last year!

Greater Colombus Convention Center – C223
Tuesday, August 16th – 9:45am-11:15am

NPSIG Open session “Failing successfully in a librarian’s career”

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.

The session will include a presentation of the topic by the NPSIG, including comments gathered through a survey and social media before the conference. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in a discussion and to share own experiences or insights.

Greater Colombus Convention Center – C213-215
Wednesday, August 17th – 11:45am-1:45pm

Big data SIG open session: Looking beyond conventional information: big, open, and research data

NPSIG convenor, Maria-Violeta Bertolini, will take part in the discussion bringing to the table data issues pertinent to the NPSIG and new professionals. Check out the recording of our recent IFLA/ALA “New Librarians Global Connection” 2016 webinar about Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians, available online.

Greater Columbus Convention Center – C112-115
Wednesday, August 17th – 1:45pm-3:45pm

NPSIG Happy Hour

Save the date for a super fun happy hour with new professionals, grant awardees, WLIC 2016 volunteers, and IFLA leadership!

We will be adding more details as we approach the date.

Wednesday, August 17th – 7pm

President-elect’s session: Librarians, the gears of the motors of change

NPSIG Convenor, María Violeta Bertolini, on behalf of the NPSIG Leadership Team, will present “New roles and opportunities for new librarians”.

Greater Colombus Convention Center – C220-222
Thursday, August 17th – 8:30am-10:30pm

This year, IFLA WLIC will have a nightspot at Level (located at 700 North High Street, Columbus). It will be a good spot to meet other librarians -new and experienced- during the conference. Don’t miss it!

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