About the New Professionals Special Interest Group

As a special interest group within IFLA, NPSIG works as an open network with a flexible structure. By interacting with us online and at our events, you can stay up to date with the group. Association membership (IFLA or otherwise) is not required.

Being active with NPSIG carries many benefits for LIS students and new graduates, including expanding your professional network; getting introduced to the IFLA network and association work on an international level; and staying informed about issues important to both you as a new professional and our field at large.

Last but certainly not least, by being active with NPSIG you can make friendships with other new librarians around the globe.

First IFLAcamp Participants in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 2012

First IFLAcamp Participants in Hämeenlinna, Finland, 2012


First NPSIG Flashmob participants in Wrocław, Poland, 2017

Getting Involved with NPSIG

In addition to the various NPSIG social media channels, we also host periodic online virtual business meetings. These meetings go over general developments in the group, upcoming events, and future plans. They’re also a great chance to meet others active in NPSIG.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assist with our projects and events! If you’d like to gain experience with any of the following areas, contact us at npsig.ifla[at]gmail.com.

  • social media for professional organizations
  • blogging
  • conference event planning
  • assisting with presentations and workshops

Welcome aboard!

The NPSIG Leadership Team 2017-2019:

  • Antoine Torrens (Co-Convenor)
  • Andres Reinoso (Information Coordinator)
  • Magdalena Gomulka (Volunteers Coordinator)
  • Assane Fall (Social Media Coordinator)

NPSIG Associates:

  • Marija Simunovic
  • Andrew Finegan

Let’s talk

It is important to us to stay connected. Follow, Like, Tweet, and View to keep up to speed with the latest NPSIG news.

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You can also receive NPSIG information emails by subscribing to our mailing list, NPDG-L

New Professionals, mission statement, goals

Last update: 1 July 2019