Newcomers Session

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Conference Session 65

Newcomers Session

17 августа 2014 08:30 - 10:00 | Room: Auditorium Lumière | 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 & Introduction

by session chair Barbara Lison and IFLA Secretary General Jennefer Nicholson

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


  • Randa Al-Chidiac
  • Ellen Tise
  • Ian Yap

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


  • Jérémy Lachal
  • Glòria Peréz-Salmerón
  • Kent Skov Andreasen

10:00 Summary and conclusion

Last update: 18 August 2014