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Program: International Librarianship Recorded Webinar

9.10.16 – here is a recording of a webinar about international librarianship which may be of interest.  The link was shared by fellow international librarian, Ray Pun.
(FYI: ACRL DG stands for Association of College & Research Libraries Discussion Group)
Here is the recorded webinar (below) on Fresno State’s Library Diversity Committee and Services to International Communities on Campus:
Meeting Title:  ACRL DG International Perspectives on Academic & Research Libraries
Duration:  00:35:41 minutes
Recording Date:  09/06/2016 11:00 AM
URL:   http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called “Library Diversity Committee” support international student through a program called “International Coffee Hour” series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.

 

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Webinar: Preparing the Next Generation of African Development Professionals

6.13.16 – Preparing the Next Generation of African Development Professionals
Wednesday, June 15th at 10am EDT (GMT-4), DEVEX, USA
Sarah P’s comments:If you are interested in using your librarian training and skills to get into NGO work, this webinar should be helpful. Devex was founded in 2000 with the goal of linking development experts with professional service opportunities. It now claims to be the world’s largest international development job board with over 500,000 development professionals registered serving over 1,000 NGO’s in over 100 countries.  To search the site is free but to apply for positions you will need to pay to have a ‘career account’.  This will also allow you to access their career services such as CV and cover letter writing and review.
To view positions:  visit www.devex.com and click on ‘jobs’ then ‘job board’.  Enter ‘librarian’ in the keyword search.  Only occasionally have I found a position this way.  If there are no results try ‘library’ and this usually result in a list of opportunities some of which will be related.  For example, today’s search yielded a short-term consultant job conducting a feasibility study on the establishment of a digital library in Cote d Ivoire.
For more information about working for NGO’s please read Chapter 7 of my book.
Webinar details:
For the past few years, localization has been a buzzworthy topic across global development. Hiring practices have expanded to include more professionals at the project source, and there’s been a noticeable shift in how recruiters work to fill open positions.
2016 has been no exception to this trend – particularly in Africa – where it’s predicted that at least half of all available positions will be filled by local candidates, opening up a wide net of new opportunities for the next generation to lead the development of their home countries for the first time. Are you among them?
Find out at our free webinar on Wednesday, June 15th at 10am EDT (GMT-4). During the session, I’ll be sitting down with Ericka Copening from the World Bank and Kate Vivian from Paris School of International Affairs to discuss development hiring trends across Africa and the skills, education, and trainings needed to qualify and succeed in these positions.
Devex career webinars are typically offered exclusively to our members with a Career Account, but based on the background in your Devex profile, I thought this one would be of particular interest and wanted to offer you complimentary admission. Register now to secure your spot.

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Program: Internationalizing your library: How to spice it up!

6.2.16 –  Internationalizing your library: how to spice it up!
IRRT Preconference Program, ALA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA
Sarah P’s comments:  Another program with an international theme at the American Library Association Conference…

 
 
 
 
Internationalizing your library: How to spice it up!
Strategies for all types of librarians (Public/School/Academic/Gov’t-Nat’l) – IRRT Preconference
Friday, June 24  8:00 am – 1:00 pm   Orange County Convention Center, W205A
What does it mean to Internationalize?
Libraries and library and information professionals play an important role in a global world. “Internationalizing” your library can take many forms: it can mean providing other-language materials or ESL/citizenship classes in a public library; it can mean adding literature from other lands in a school library; it can mean offering outreach and instruction to international students in an academic library; it can mean increasing foreign partnership collections in a government/national library; and much, much more. It is a reflection of your level of engagement in international activities in your library. And even more. Register to participate and let’s brainstorm together!
Why should you attend this training?
This is unique opportunity to hear and learn from experts with exceptional experiences in internationalizing libraries. This is the only event of its kind at ALA Annual—a unique opportunity to meet, hear and learn from the best in the field. This training will provide you with specific “recipes” and “plans for actions” as well as “tool kits” on what new internationally oriented activities can be implemented in your library. Moreover, this training is intended to provide you with the new concepts, approaches and philosophies on internationalizing your libraries.
Who are the speakers/trainers?
This preconference will feature specialists from all 4 library types (public/school/academic/government-national), providing strategies for internationalizing. Participants will gather in subgroups of the 4 library types to hear their own specialists, ensuring getting the most relevant (tailored) information.

  • Public: Mary Givins (Pima County Public, AZ) and Chris Cairo/Jackie Nytes (Indianapolis Public)
  • Academic: John Hickok (California State Univ., CA) and Beth Cramer (Appalachian State Univ., NC)
  • Government/National: Joan Weeks (Library of Congress, DC) and Felicia Chan (National Library, Singapore)
  • School: Ann Symons (Juneau School District, AK/ International school, Moscow, Russia)

What will you bring back to your libraries?
Unlike regular ALA sessions that are short and sometimes general, this preconference will be intensive and training-oriented. The speakers/trainers will present real-life examples of internationalizing, and step-by-step instructions on implementing it at your library. Namely, “here’s what we did…here’s how we did it…here’s the challenges to expect…here’s how to overcome them…here’s the results.” You will be able to bring back to you libraries a tool kit of ideas and strategies. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

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Program: International Sharing Opp @ ALA

5.18.16 –  Sharing International Perspectives & Experience…
Sarah P’s comments: Another sharing opportunity for those attending this year’s annual ALA Conference in Orlando. This year’s theme seems to be ‘international’ which I think is both great and long overdue.
 
Do you have an international program at your library you’d like to discuss? Have you had an opportunity to integrate your library into your campus’ international agenda and you’d like to share your experiences? Are there issues or practices that you’ve found informed by work happening abroad?
If you have something to share with your colleagues on these, or any other internationally related topics, AND you’ll be physically attending ALA Annual in Orlando, please either email me directly or share with the list by Friday, May 20th.  You will be notified by May 25th if your proposal has been accepted.
Friday, June 24th 10 – 11:30am
Location TBA
Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
Evviva – ACRL IPDG Convener
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Evviva Weinraub
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies
Northwestern University Library
Northwestern University
www.library.northwestern.edu
evviva.weinraub@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.6178
 
 

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Program: IFLA Congress

4.11.16 – Recently, Library Journal interviewed Pat Losinski and Carol Diedrichs, Co-Chairs of U.S. National Organizing Committee for the 2016 IFLA Congress, at   http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/interviews/carol-diedrichs-and-patrick-losinski-on-ifla-in-columbus/
Numerous IRRT (ALA) members received the IFLA Fellowships through a very competitive selection process.
“We’re really excited to tell you—and largely this is through the Herculean efforts and tremendous success of the fundraising effort led by Jim Neal—that we’re close to having raised $450,000, more than double the original goal. So we will have a special event on Saturday evening at the main library, and it will be for the scholars who have their travel underwritten and then all of the sponsoring organizations—a combination of public libraries, some associations, some vendors, and I would say the bulk of that funding has come from our academic institutions. We’re really excited about having been able to help fund the international cooperation, support, and ultimately discussion that we think we’ll have with all of these members. There were 3,300 applicants for that opportunity.”
More information about 2016 IFLA Congress is at http://2016.ifla.org/
The early registration deadline is prior or on May 17, 2016, at  http://2016.ifla.org/registration

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Webinar: Opportunities for LIS Professionals in the Fulbright Program

4.5.16 –  Opportunities for LIS Professionals in the Fulbright Program
IRRT-ALA, USA
Sarah P’s comments:  IRRT (The International Relations Round Table) recently hosted a very interesting and informative webinar about the Fulbright Program, an opportunity for USA citizens. I have more information and resources about the Fulbright Program listed on my Book Resources page (Chapter 8).  Fortunately for those who missed it, the program was recorded and you can listen to it via this link:
Opportunities for LIS Professionals in the Fulbright Program
About the program: An overview of opportunities for LIS professionals in the Fulbright program, including: the application process, getting your workplace on-board with your candidacy and grant, experiences living/working/teaching abroad, and how a Fulbright can enhance your career and studies. This webinar is informal and is not an official webinar sponsored or endorsed by Fulbright, CIES, IIE, or the US State Department.
Co-sponsors of this webinar are the Society of American Archivists’ Stu-dents and New Archives Professionals Roundtable and the International Ar-chival Affairs Roundtable. The speakers will include: (1) Natalie Baur, US Student Researcher; (2) Chris Prom, US Scholar; (3) Richard Sapon-White, US Scholar; (4) Andrea Malone, Fulbright Specialist.

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Webinar: All about the IFLA Conference 2016

3.23.16 – Reminder about the upcoming webinar tomorrow…
Intro to IFLA 2016: International Congress Comes to Columbus- Webinar, March 24 , 3:00pm Eastern  (2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, Noon Pacific)
Are you interested in attending an international library conference at home?
This year’s International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress offers you the chance to interact with global library community in Columbus, OH, August 1319.
This free webinar will provide you with an introduction to IFLA, details about the Congress, and all that wonderful opportunities that colleagues in Columbus have put in place for you and the other 3,500 delegates from 120 countries.
To Register for the free webinar, click the blue register link in Event Status at:
https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/onstage/g.php?MTID=e851c6916a54e02d3a492a842e94b17b3
The webinar will be recorded if you can’t attend in person.  Those who register will be sent the link to the recording automatically.
Michael Dowling
Director
International and Chapter Relations Offices
American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL, USA
p +1 800-545-2433 ext 3200
+1 312-280-4392
http://www.ala.org/iro

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Conference:Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL)

3.15.16 –  ALA Free Pass Program
Guadalajara International Book Fair(FIL), Mexico
The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) invites you to join to the most important core meeting between the Ibero-American publishing industry and the world. As FIL celebrates its 30th anniversary we are proud to have the presence of Latin America as the guest of honor.
Apply to the ALA Free Pass Program, a special program developed by FIL and the American Library Association, directed to all librarians members of ALA involved with Spanish books acquisitions. This is a great opportunity to see the largest publishing offer in Spanish books with over 300,000 titles from 1,900 participating publishing house. Visit the fair where Spanish is the seed that has sprouted hundreds of thousands of books.
Come and apply to the ALA Free Pass Program and get:

  • Three nights of lodging for free, three continental breakfasts
  • Free registration$100 USD airfare reimbursement (courtesy of ALA)
  • Additional $100 of airfare support for the first 100 librarians that have been accepted in the ALA Free Pass Program and have purchased their ticket before October 2nd, among a dozen other benefits 
    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE
    Deadline to register September 4th, 2016

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Program: Intro to IFLA 2016 Conference Webinar

3.15.16 –  Intro to IFLA 2016: International Congress Comes to Columbus – Webinar
Columbus, OH, USA
Date:  March 24
Time: 3:00pm Eastern (2:00 Central, 1:00 Mountain, Noon Pacific)
This year’s International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress offers you the chance to interact with global library community in Columbus, OH, August 1319.
This free webinar will provide you with an introduction to IFLA, details about the Congress, and all that wonderful opportunities that colleagues in Columbus have put in place for you and the other 3,500 delegates from 120 countries.
Register for the free webinar!

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Webinar: Opportunities for LIS Professionals in the Fulbright Program

3.7.16 – Webinar: Opportunities for LIS Professionals in the Fulbright Program
USA
Sarah P’s comments:  IRRT is really stepping up its game.  There is now an IRRT YouTube Channel and in the March International Leads there was a notice of a very interesting, upcoming webinar about the Fulbright Program. This is am opportunity for USA citizens only. I have more information and resources about the Fulbright Program listed on my Book Resources page (Chapter 8).
This webinar will be held March 14, 2016 at 2:00pm CST.
IRRT will be co-sponsoring a webinar this month on opportunities for LIS professionals in the Fulbright program, including: the application process, getting your workplace on-board with your candidacy and grant, experiences living/working/teaching abroad, and how a Fulbright can enhance your career and studies. This webinar is informal and is not an official webinar sponsored or endorsed by Fulbright, CIES, IIE, or the US State Department.
Co-sponsors of this webinar are the Society of American Archivists’ Stu-dents and New Archives Professionals Roundtable and the International Ar-chival Affairs Roundtable. The speakers will include: (1) Natalie Baur, US Student Researcher; (2) Chris Prom, US Scholar; (3) Richard Sapon-White, US Scholar; (4) Andrea Malone, Fulbright Specialist.
To join the meeting: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r8nn7myb0pe/

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