Dear colleagues

We are proud to present the last session of the 2015 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

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

See: World Clock

Link to access the virtual meeting room – coming soon.

Webinar length is one hour.


Keynote “A framework for lifelong learning and teaching: the competencies paradigma 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.

Anna Maria will put in perspective the competencies framework in relation to the development and advancement of the library profession.

“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.

Simon will outline CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base, how it was developed and how members and employers are using it a part of CPD.

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.

The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2015 in Cape Town, NPSIG working group, and new librarians’ forums, listservs and online spaces.

The webinars are presented in April, July and October. Stay tuned for more news!

The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time. For more information about the 2012-2015 series and to listen to a number of webinars, visit the following link

Questions and requests for information:
Loida Garcia-Febo
Series Coordinator