Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices

The IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development, approved by IFLA describes the needs and principles of learners, employers, professional associations, LIS degree granting programmes and all learning providers.

Project lead: Gillian Hallam.

Members:

  • Chinwe Anunobi
  • Daria Beliakova
  • Alan Brine
  • Matilde Fontanin
  • Gillian Hallam
  • Sandy Hirsh
  • Catherina Isberg
  • Juanita Jara de Sumar
  • Mitsuhiro Oda
  • Ivana Todorovic

Time frame: Aim to complete by Dec 2022.

Key Initiative 2.3 Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice

New Librarians Global Connection Webinars

“New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations“ is a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with the American Library Association. Follow the conversation on Twitter #newlibgc.

Contact Loida Garcia-Febo.

Working group members:

  • Loida Garcia-Febo
  • Gillian Hallam
  • Carmen Ka Man Lei
  • Edward Junhao Lim
  • Kok Eng Lim
  • Rajendra Munoo
  • Nyakundi James Nyambane
  • Raymond Pun
  • Jarkko Rikkila
  • Claudiane Weber

Collaborators: New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG), American Library Association (ALA)

Time frame: Ongoing.

Key Initiative 2.1 Produce, communicate and distribute key resources and materials that inspire the profession

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Coaching

Do you want to develop your career; tackle challenging situations; achieve your goals and expand your career and professional development opportunities with the support of experienced professionals?

Business coaching might be the solution you have been waiting for. It focuses on aligning organisational and individual goals with the aim of improving individual performance and ensuring that the organisation‘s mission is achieved.

The IFLA Coaching Initiative, a collaboration between Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and Management & Marketing Section (M&M), will continue to be available. We also hope to offer face-to-face coaching sessions at the WLIC 2022, 24 – 28 July 2022 in Dublin, but also online coaching sessions.

Coaching will be available in different languages to support as many professionals as we can.

Further news about the Coaching Initiative will be published through our social media channels.

Convenor: Ulrike Lang.

IFLA Coaching Initiative Working group members:

  • Almuth Gastinger
  • Tina Haglund
  • Vera Keown
  • Christie Koontz
  • Ulrike Lang
  • Carmen Lei
  • Hans Vigen
  • Wan Mali Wan Razali

Time frame: Ongoing, will be offered at WLIC 2022.

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IFLA Coach Training

The IFLA Coach Training series consists of 5 recording training presentations which will introduce you to the coaching mindset and process and help you develop your coaching skills. The recordings are delivered in English, while the presentations slides and handouts have been made available in the official IFLA languages. Further details:

Interested in supporting the IFLA Coaching Initiative as a coach? Contact Ulrike Lang.

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Key Initiative 3.1 Provide excellent opportunities for face-to-face networking and learning

Knowledge Café

The past years CPDWL together with the KM section provided a Knowledge Café at the annual WLIC. A major subject with table topics will be set. At each table we have a moderator and rapporteur. Participants are free to join at least two different tables.

Project lead: Monica Ertel.

Members:

  • Daria Beliakova
  • Monica Ertel
  • Spencer Adadia
  • Frank Cervone
  • Maggie Farrell
  • David Byrne

Time frame: Ongoing, will be offered at WLIC 2022.

Key Initiative 2.2 Deliver high quality campaigns, information and other communications products on a regular basis to engage and energise libraries

Idea House

In a rapidly changing world, investment in professional development is important for library services across the world. The Ideas House will identify relevant resources in different languages and different media as a web resource.

Project lead: Rajendra Munoo.

Working group members:

  • Gabrielle Wong
  • Gillian Hallam
  • Rajendra Munoo

Time frame: Aim to complete by Dec 2023.

Key Initiative 2.1 Produce, communicate and distribute key resources and materials that inspire the profession

“Get to Know You” Meet Ups

The purpose of the “Get To Know You” Meet Ups is to help our standing committee members to get to know more about each. While normally this would happen organically during the WLIC, we are not able to spend time together and are not able to have informal interactions due to the pandemic. We have 33 standing committee members, and advisory members. We held seven meet ups in the month of November 2021, reaching the majority of our members.

Working group members:

  • Alan Brine
  • Loida Garcia-Febo
  • Almuth Gastinger
  • Svetlana Gorokhova
  • Tina Haglund
  • Gillian Hallam
  • Sandy Hirsh
  • Rikkilä Jarkko
  • Ulrike Lang
  • Edward Junhao Lim
  • Nyakundi James Nyambane

Key Initiative 4.2 Effectively mobilise our human resources and networks

Podcast Project

CPDWL is hosting a series of podcasts where we speak with library leaders to get their perspectives and thoughts on the profession.

Project lead: Ray Pun.

Featured:

  • Svetlana A. Gorokhova & Daria Beliakova
  • Ulrike Lang & Almuth Gastinger
  • Barbara Lison
  • Jonathan Hernández with Sara Ulloa
  • Nykundi James Nyambane
  • Ulrike Lang & Vera Keown
  • Daria Beliakova & Monica Ertel
  • Christine Mackenzie
  • Wanda Kay Brown
  • Mitsuhiro Oda
  • Juanita Jara
  • Susan Scheuer
  • Catherina Isberg
  • Loida Garcia-Febo

Infodemic Management & Health Misinformation

The IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional preparing Infodemic managers. Librarians were not involved. We are planning to prepare librarians as instructors to hold information retrieval sessions.

Contact Matilde Fontanin.

Members:

  • Rajendra Munoo
  • Matilde Fontanin
  • Constance Gbeuly

Time frame: Aim to complete by Dec 2022.

Key Initiative 2.3 Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice

Global Community Kitchen

The Global Community Kitchen is a new project where our Standing Committee members contributed their favorite recipes. We welcome you to contribute yours or try these recipes shared by our global standing committee members!

Project lead: Ray Pun.

Contributors:

  • Heba Mohamed Ismail
  • Daria Beliakova
  • Almuth Gastinger
  • Svetlana Gorokhova
  • Gillian Hallam
  • Catherina Isberg
  • Ulrike Lang
  • Carmen Lei
  • Edward Junhao Lim
  • Rajendra Munoo
  • Sara Ulloa

Section Newsletter

Updates twice a year since 1998. 

Interested to contribute to the newsletter? Contact Alan Brine.

Members:

  • Alan Brine
  • Edward Junhao Lim
  • Sara Ulloa