NPSIG report, WLIC 2013, Singapore
submitted by NPSIG Convenor Sebastian Wilke & incoming NPSIG Convenor Molly Schwartz
news and recent activities
Molly Schwartz (Washington D.C., USA) incoming NPSIG Convenor – main liaison for the next
two years. NPSIG establishing model with two Co-Convenors. Current plan: Sebastian stays
Co-Convenor for the next year until next incoming Co-Convenor in 2014 to continue work
IFLAcamp Library Creative Laboratory, international unconference organized by the NPSIG
network, 23-25 May, Kaliningrad, Russia. more info: http://npsig.wordpress.com/library-
Cycling for Libraries 2013, 18-26 June, Amsterdam – Brussels. tour videos and detailed
“New Librarians Global Connection” webinar series, July edition with Barbara Jones and Eva
Hornung. more info and recording at: http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars/. next edition in
IFLAdial report now available into French, Arabic and Spanish. translations and more info at
http://www.ifla.org/publications/70 and http://wp.me/pM3Xt-UZ.
WLIC 2013 joint session with CPDWL section, Thursday 22 Aug, 10.45-13.00: “New Librarians
Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“. open session with four
parallel workshops. more info: http://npsig.wordpress.com/wlic-2013/.
BOBCATSSS 2014, 29-31 January, Barcelona, Spain: http://bobcatsss2014.hb.se. plans to
continue series of NPSIG workshops.
preparations started for third IFLAcamp at WLIC 2014 in Lyon. Venue: http://www.enssib.fr/,
plans for a second IFLAcamp Library Creative Laboratory in 2014. Theme: "A Hero of Our
Time in a Library". 25-30 June, St Petersburg, Russia.
update on NPSIG communications
regular virtual NPSIG business meetings with Adobe Connect, started in Sep 2012. intention:
give everyone interested the possibility to see what is going on at NPSIG and to become
better involved in its internal operations. latest meeting on 1 August. more info and links to
recordings of the meetings: http://npsig.wordpress.com/virtual-npsig-business-meetings/.
new intro for the NPSIG website/blog replacing the former mission statement. intention:
describing in simple words what NPSIG is about, its basic purpose, structure and connection
with IFLA, and how people can get involved. please spread the word to everyone that might
be interested in our group: http://www.ifla.org/about-new-professionals.