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Bridging the Gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world IFL...
<ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA Education & Training Section </li></ul><ul><li>„ Adopt a Student!“-Programme </li></...
<ul><li>„ Adopt a Student!“-Programme </li></ul><ul><li>The idea </li></ul><ul><li>Private and company sponsors play the r...
<ul><li>New Professionals Special Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2004 (New Professionals Discussion Group) </...
<ul><li>NPSIG wants you! </li></ul><ul><li>Changing needs and challenges regarding new professionals entering the professi...
<ul><li>1.  Support on a national level </li></ul><ul><li>Are there groups for new professionals in your country? </li></u...
<ul><li>2.  Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>How can new professionals become more motivated and in...
<ul><li>3.  Web-based component / digital platform </li></ul><ul><li>What would new professionals like to do in the digita...
<ul><li>Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>Get new professionals involved </li></ul><ul><li>Student c...
<ul><li>Situation </li></ul><ul><li>lack of fundings to go to conferences </li></ul><ul><li>->  no promotion </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>Catching the networking virus! </li></ul><ul><li>Work + FU...
 
<ul><li>Let‘s stay in touch! </li></ul>New Professionals SIG Blog: http://npsig.wordpress.com/ Mailing list – submissions:...
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"Bridging the Gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world" - IFLA Workshop findings

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This presentation was held on Day 2 of BOBCATSSS 2010 in Parma, Italy, 26 Jan 2010.

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"Bridging the Gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world" - IFLA Workshop findings

  1. 1. Bridging the Gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world IFLA Workshop findings Sebastian Wilke , Convenor IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group 18th BOBCATSSS, Parma, Italy, 26 January 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA Education & Training Section </li></ul><ul><li>„ Adopt a Student!“-Programme </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Background & Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming – Findings </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>„ Adopt a Student!“-Programme </li></ul><ul><li>The idea </li></ul><ul><li>Private and company sponsors play the role of LIS students‘ mentors through taking over the fee for a 1 year IFLA student membership </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA membership and one free section m embership </li></ul><ul><li>One-year free subscription to the IFLA Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Networking! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ifla.org/en/set/adopt-a-student </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>New Professionals Special Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2004 (New Professionals Discussion Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Listserv with more than 500 members </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes at each IFLA Congress since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA 2009 – Satellite Meeting: </li></ul>&quot;Moving In, Moving Up, and Moving On: Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession&quot;
  5. 5. <ul><li>NPSIG wants you! </li></ul><ul><li>Changing needs and challenges regarding new professionals entering the profession (generational shift, changing job profiles and workplace environments, new leadership skills etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA New Professionals SIG – a forum for discussion of current issues and for global networking of new professionals </li></ul><ul><li>students need to get more involved in IFLA to actively deal with these aspects and thus help developing the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Re-structuring mission and objectives of the NPSIG </li></ul><ul><li>-> become a part of it! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1. Support on a national level </li></ul><ul><li>Are there groups for new professionals in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>What does your national organisation(s) do to support new professionals (scholarships, discounts, awards, special conferences and so on) and are you satisfied with this support? </li></ul><ul><li>How can this support be improved? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2. Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>How can new professionals become more motivated and involved in professional activities? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the challenges for new information professionals and what can be done to meet them? </li></ul><ul><li>What should be the main goals and activities of IFLA / NPSIG? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3. Web-based component / digital platform </li></ul><ul><li>What would new professionals like to do in the digital area of the international IFLA network? </li></ul><ul><li>Which kind of web-based component would be useful to help new professionals getting more involved in the IFLA community? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>Get new professionals involved </li></ul><ul><li>Student conferences at universities </li></ul><ul><li>Access information from the distance </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to find information </li></ul><ul><li>Change/develop current structures </li></ul><ul><li>Main goals for IFLA / NPSIG </li></ul><ul><li>Keep on motivating new professionals to become active </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate with national organizations </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Situation </li></ul><ul><li>lack of fundings to go to conferences </li></ul><ul><li>-> no promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Only few connections between university and job market </li></ul><ul><li>Possible solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter and national social networks as ways of communication between students and the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and realization of conferences via web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Recruitment on an international level </li></ul><ul><li>Catching the networking virus! </li></ul><ul><li>Work + FUN </li></ul><ul><li>-> young people </li></ul><ul><li>-> int. and multicultural environment </li></ul><ul><li>-> socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>-> support from the university </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>-> discount for students (or even free) </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Let‘s stay in touch! </li></ul>New Professionals SIG Blog: http://npsig.wordpress.com/ Mailing list – submissions: [email_address] NPSIG Fanpage http://twitter.com/npsig NPSIG photostream

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