Free webinar: Utilizing Partnerships to Expand PD Opportunities Worldwide

Photo: 'Globe post card sample 1' CC-BY-2.0 by Михаил Чуркин

Photo: ‘Globe post card sample 1’ CC-BY-2.0 by Михаил Чуркин

We’d like to invite our community to an upcoming free webinar, organised jointly by the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), supported by the American Library Association.

The webinar topic is “Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide”, something that the ILN is of course very passionate about.

While partnerships have been an instrumental part of the library’s success in serving the needs of their communities, they now offer librarians profound opportunities for developing new competencies and skillsets that strengthen their careers. This webinar will highlight various examples of international initiatives that not only expand professional development opportunities for librarians, but also connect them to dynamic and globally-based professional networks.

Success stories, challenges, and the impacts of these partnerships will be discussed.

ILN Founder and Director Alyson Dalby will be speaking at the webinar about the ILN as a form of international partnering, and will be accompanied by an impressive line up of speakers. Topics covered will include the Library 2.0 virtual conference (which the ILN has presented at several times); lessons learned from US-Russian library partnerships; and the challenges and benefits of international cooperation.

The webinar will be held on the 10th October at 18:00 UTC. Details, including time zone calculators and the link to the online meeting space, can be found on the webinar website.

This fantastic webinar series has been running for five years, and always hosts interesting speakers from around the world. Past webinars are archived on their website – check them out for some free, international professional development.

We hope to see you on October 10th!

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