New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations (webinar)


14 January 2014



IFLA was represented by President-Elect Donna Scheeder, Governing Board member Loida Garcia-Febo, and Headquarters staff member Ellen Broad


Update:  The recording of our successful IFLA/ALA webinar on 14 January is now available.

We are proud to present the first session of the 2014 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”

For the third 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 quarterly 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. They include IFLA President Elect, Donna Scheeder and other senior library leaders.

Save the date!

January 14, 2014

2:00 p.m. CDT
3:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 p.m. CET

(For time conversions see the World Clock)

Link to access the virtual meeting room – coming soon. Webinar length is one hour.


Keynote by Donna Scheeder, IFLA President Elect. Deputy Chief Information Officer, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Topic: Ready for Change.

Ellen Broad, Manager, Digital Projects and Policy. Topic: IFLA Trend Report.

Jaap van de Geer, Founder and Director at DOKLAB. Owner, Shanachie Media and This Week in Libraries. Topics: Tech Trends and Libraries.

The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, NPSIG working group, and new librarians' forums, listservs and online spaces.

The quarterly webinars are presented in January, 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 and 2013 series and to listen to a number of webinars, check out the Webinars page on the NPSIG blog.

Questions and requests for information can be directed to Loida Garcia-Febo:

Future Webinar dates

  • 15 April 2014
  • 15 July 2014
  • 21 October 2014

Webinar, New Professionals, New professionals, Success stories, United States of America, NPSIG

Last update: 5 December 2017