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NPSIG presentation / MLAS panel on associations, impact and policy at BSLA mini-congress in Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Feb 2012. "How to involve the new blood - experiences from IFLA's New Professinoals …

NPSIG presentation / MLAS panel on associations, impact and policy at BSLA mini-congress in Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Feb 2012. "How to involve the new blood - experiences from IFLA's New Professinoals Special Interest Group" (http://www.ifla.org/en/news/library-associations-share-successes-and-experiences-at-first-ifla-building-strong-library-asso)

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  • 1. How to involve the ‘new blood’ experiences from IFLA’sNew Professionals Special Interest Group Sebastian Wilke, Convenor, New Professionals Special Interest Group BSLA mini-congress, Berlin, 24 Feb 2012
  • 2. global informal network of NewProfessionalsNPSIGopen community allowseveryone to easily get involved
  • 3. programs at the IFLA Congress2010: „The Global Librarian“ 2011: „New Professionals beyond New Professionals – skills, needs and strategies of a new generation of LIS professionals“ 2012:
  • 4. workshops
  • 5. virtual collaborationhttp://npsig.wordpress.com/http://www.facebook.com/npsig http://twitter.com/npsig NPSIG photostream
  • 6. video coverage / remote participation free series of quarterly webinars next webinar: April 2012
  • 7. tips for recruitment and succession planningmake conferencing an integral part of the early career experience of every LIS studentenable access to conferences and other professional events for New Professionals(discounts, grants, awards)foster recruitment of new librarians through informal contacts outreach, online and on-site (return of investment) institutionalized programs (leadership, mentoring etc.)support the creation of a group for and by New Professionals; provide enough time andspace for them to organize themselves effectively and to try things outinclude new librarians in important bodies of your association and in decision-makingprocesses → actively shaping the future of your association!