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Ulla Potsonen: IFLA - Be a part of international professional network #bcs2015

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Talk given at the BOBCATSSS 2015 conference - http://www.bobcatsss2015.com/.

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations offers networking, experience and knowledge for LIS student and fresh professionals. Being active in IFLA is being a part of global library professional community. Find out more about IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults, and its concrete worldwide projects to increase the collaboration and exchange of information and best practises.

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Ulla Potsonen: IFLA - Be a part of international professional network #bcs2015

  1. 1. Welcome to be a part of an international network of library and information professionals - learn, benchmark, influence, cooperate International Federation of Library Associations
  2. 2. Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults ● 22 members from around the world, representing our own countries but working on a global level ● Meeting 2 x year plus virtual meetings ● Keeping in touch with email, Skype, Facebook, mailing list, web pages ● Nominated Chair, Secretary and Info Coordinator
  3. 3. We organize sessions during IFLA conferences and in our satellite meetings 2013 Directions for the education and training of children’s and youth librarians - the challenge of identifying competencies and encouraging professionaldevelopment in the digital age 2014 Transmedia as a culturalapproach for children and young adults 2015 Call for papers is open! Dynamic partnerships for access, development and transformation in libraries for young people
  4. 4. We publish statements, guidelines, reports Guidelines on library services for different age groups, social media, online security and privacy For - librarians in all types of libraries and communities, professionals, assistants and volunteers. - library administrators and decision-makers - professional educators and students in library schools.
  5. 5. We bring LI professionals together IFLA web pages with RSS feed Facebook page Themed online articles, previously Newsletter Frequent emails Mailing list Project blog Collecting best practices
  6. 6. ● A catalogue of librarians favourite picture books in different countries ● 2 travelling collections of books, loanable for free ● Celebrating and promoting the language, cultures and quality of children's book publishing from around the world ● For libraries wishing to
  7. 7. Sister Libraries Exchange of knowledge, best practices, staff Exchange of content made with young users; joint projects Germany-Serbia Russia-Sweden 78 libraries from 32 different countries 49 public libraries (including national libraries) 25 schoollibraries 4 other tyype of participants (private libraries, institutions, organizations, associations) 46 libraries involved in pairings (1 to 4 pairs / one library), 32 pairs
  8. 8. What can YOU do? ● Contact us ● Take part of the conversation ● Propose a paper/poster to IFLA conference or satellite meeting ● Come observe our meetings ● Find an intern/project/thesis ● Network with professionals around the world ● Participate in our projects Info Coordinator, Sister Libraries program coordinator Ulla Pötsönen Ulla.potsonen@gmail.com Section Chair Viviana Quiñones Viviana.quinones@bnf.fr Section Secretary Kirsten Boelt Kirsten.boelt@aalborg.dk
  9. 9. What can YOU do? ● Contact us ● Take part of the conversation ● Propose a paper/poster to IFLA conference or satellite meeting ● Come observe our meetings ● Find an intern/project/thesis ● Network with professionals around the world ● Participate in our projects Info Coordinator, Sister Libraries program coordinator Ulla Pötsönen Ulla.potsonen@gmail.com Section Chair Viviana Quiñones Viviana.quinones@bnf.fr Section Secretary Kirsten Boelt Kirsten.boelt@aalborg.dk

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