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We are proud to present the last session of the 2015 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.” The webinar’s topic is: The Role of Competencies in Professional Development and in the Professional’s Career Path.

For the fourth consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world.

Below, the date and time of the next webinar. Save the date!

October 26, 2015
2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET

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Link to access the virtual meeting room.

*Webinar length is one hour.

*Use #newlibgc to talk about the webinar on social media.


Keynote “A framework for lifelong learning and teaching: the competencies paradigm and Library Associations “, by Anna Maria Tammaro, Chair at International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Section Library Theory, AIB Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, Interdepartmental research center UNIPR CoLab University of Parma, Coordinator of the Digital library learning International Master, University of Parma.

Identifying, developing and gaining recognition for your knowledge and skills using CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base” by Simon Edwards, Director of Professional Services at CILIP.

A Member of IFLA CPDWL will outline the draft document “Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices, approved by CPDWL during IFLA WLIC 2015 in Cape Town and awaiting for IFLA approval.

Questions and requests for information:

Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator

All webinars are recorded and archived online, so participants can either engage with the speakers and their international colleagues live or watch the presentations at a later date- anytime and anywhere. For more information about the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 webinar series, and to view/listen to previous webinars, visit https://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/.