2 May 2015
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations" April 2015 webinar recording now available
For the 4th consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) to present a recent webinar on “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.” The specific title of this session was “Making the Lead to Library Leadership."
Eva Dahlbäck, Acting Head of Customer Service at the University of Stockholm and Kimberly Sweetman, Library Consultant (Based in Amsterdam) led this webinar. The webinar was for people who have been called upon to serve a leadership role and those who wish to take on more leadership responsibility. The session outlined essential skills for twenty-first century library leaders and helped participants gain a deeper understanding of their own role, as well as that of their department and library, within the larger picture of their umbrella organization. Topics such as emotional intelligence, professional comportment, understanding organizational culture, change management and intellectual agility were covered in a practical, non-theoretical way.
The objective of the webinar was to have participants come away with an understanding of essential skills for library leaders, familiarity with the tools for understanding the larger picture of higher education administration and learning how to better know their organization to be a more successful leader.
The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2014 in Lyon, NPSIG working group, and new librarians' forums, listservs and online spaces.
This webinar has been archived so you can listen to this later, anywhere at any time. For more information about the 2012-2014 series and to listen to a number of webinars, visit the NPSIG Blog.