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Conference Session 71

Newcomers Session

18 August 2013 08:30 - 10:00 | Room: Exhibition Hall 406 | SI

This session offers a brief introduction to various aspects of the IFLA congress and the IFLA organisation in an informal way.  The Newcomers’ session is a great opportunity to start building and expanding your international professional network!


08:30-09:00 Coffee and cake

09:00 Welcome

by Chair of the Day and discussion host Barbara Lison

09:10 Start first panel session on the topic:

What motivates me to go to an IFLA conference?


  • What does it mean for my professional development?
  • How do I get the most out of the programme?
  • Opportunities to network
  • Making friends and lifelong memories
  • What to see in the host country, both professionally and recreational


  • Kay Raseroka
  • Kerry Smith

9.30 Summary

9.35 Start second panel session on the topic:

What can I gain professionally and personally from an IFLA conference?


  • what an international perspective brings to my professional practice
  • first-timer/one-timer/many-timer – opportunities for ongoing participation in IFLA
  • information exchange
  • new perspectives


  • Sigrid Weiss
  • Ellen Broad
  • Buhle Mbambo-Thata

10:00 Summary and conclusion

Last update: 9 August 2013