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STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ოთხ, 15/08/2018 - 00:06

The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship!

Libraries as Drivers for Open Access
Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. From green to gold to diamond: open access’s return to social justice: Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa

2. Open access monitoring and business model in Latin America and Middle East: a comparative study based on DOAJ data and criteria: Ivonne Lujano, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico; Mahmoud Khalifa, Cybrarians: The Arabic Portal of Librarianship & Information, Egypt

3. Open Access Books: an international collaboration to explore the practical implications for librarians of increasing access to scholarly research outputs: Sam Oakley, Swansea University, United Kingdom; Neil Smyth, University of Nottingham, China

4. Open Access Policies and Mandates: A Study of Their Implementation in Academic Institutions in India:Sudarshan Rao, Osmania University, India; Laxman Rao, Osmania University, India

5. Transition to Gold OA in Austria: Andreas Ferus, Austria; Brigitte Kromp, Austria; Patrick Danowski, Austria

 

Data Librarian: Needs & Qualifications
Monday, August 27th @ 9:30-11:30am

1. Pushing the Boundaries of a Data Services Ecosystem at an Academic Library: Yun Dai, New York University, Shanghai, China

2. What is a Data Librarian?: A Content analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries: Hammad Rauf Khan, University of North Texas, United States; Yunfei Du, University of North Texas, United States

3. Engaging Liaison Librarians: Identifying Impact of an Research Data Management Educational Intervention:Megan Sapp Nelson, Purdue University, United States; Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

4. Is Data Management a New “Digitization”?: A change of the role of librarians in the context of changing academic libraries' tasks: Anna Wałek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

5. Investing and trading in strategic resources for academic data services: A case study: Angela Hamilton, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada; Deena Yanofsky, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada

CORAL e-resources management system

eifl licensing news - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 17:14

EIFL webinar: We’re inviting librarians from EIFL partner countries to take part in this hour-long webinar about the CORAL electronic resources management system for libraries and other organizations. CORAL is available as a free, open source programme.

The webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme, is titled 'CORAL 101: An Introduction to Implementing and Navigating CORAL'.

CORAL e-resources management system

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 17:14

EIFL webinar: We’re inviting librarians from EIFL partner countries to take part in this hour-long webinar about the CORAL electronic resources management system for libraries and other organizations. CORAL is available as a free, open source programme.

The webinar, hosted by the EIFL Licensing Programme, is titled 'CORAL 101: An Introduction to Implementing and Navigating CORAL'.

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IFLA-Asia and Oceania collaborated with Lebanese Library Association (LLA) Conference

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:24

The 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference was organized in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania section in May 2018 in Beirut. The Lebanese Minister for Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad was the chief guest at the inaugural session and spoke on the occasion. An exhibition was also opened by the Minister during the conference.

As chair of IFLA-RSCAO, I was invited as a special guest and a keynote speaker; I made a welcome speech on behalf of IFLA- Asia and Oceania along with Dr Fauz Abdallah, President of LLA. I met the Minister and also presented him a book on India.

On the first day of the Conference, Lebanon, Iraq, USA, UAE and some other countries presented their papers. Later in the afternoon, I made my presentation on IFLA Global Vision. The second day of the Conference saw presentations from Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar and Iraq on various library aspects including on Qatar National Library and Iraq National Library. On the third and last day of the Conference, there were presentations from France, Netherlands, Finland, Spain and Italy besides Lebanon on different aspects of libraries and library services. The Conference ended with a closing session and group photograph.

Lebanese are great hosts. Lebanese food is very tasty and healthy with a variety of dishes and also so much to eat as vegetarian. I left Beirut the next day but certainly would like to visit again and again........  

IFLA-Asia and Oceania collaborated with Lebanese Library Association (LLA) Conference

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:24

The 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference was organized in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania section in May 2018 in Beirut. The Lebanese Minister for Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad was the chief guest at the inaugural session and spoke on the occasion. An exhibition was also opened by the Minister during the conference.

As chair of IFLA-RSCAO, I was invited as a special guest and a keynote speaker; I made a welcome speech on behalf of IFLA- Asia and Oceania along with Dr Fauz Abdallah, President of LLA. I met the Minister and also presented him a book on India.

On the first day of the Conference, Lebanon, Iraq, USA, UAE and some other countries presented their papers. Later in the afternoon, I made my presentation on IFLA Global Vision. The second day of the Conference saw presentations from Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar and Iraq on various library aspects including on Qatar National Library and Iraq National Library. On the third and last day of the Conference, there were presentations from France, Netherlands, Finland, Spain and Italy besides Lebanon on different aspects of libraries and library services. The Conference ended with a closing session and group photograph.

Lebanese are great hosts. Lebanese food is very tasty and healthy with a variety of dishes and also so much to eat as vegetarian. I left Beirut the next day but certainly would like to visit again and again........  

WELCOME ADDRESS BY SANJAY K BIHANI, CHAIR, IFLA - ASIA AND OCEANIA IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 4th LLA CONFERENCE ON 9th MAY 2018

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:13

 H. E. Dr Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad , Master of Ceremony, President of Lebanese Library Association and my friend, Dr Fawz Abdallah, Colleagues from Lebanese Library Association, Participant Librarians and Library professionals.   

 

            Namaste; and a very warm welcome to you all.

 On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, I warmly welcome you all to the 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference on the “Innovative Libraries: Paths to the Future”. We are very pleased to associate with the Lebanese Library Association for this conference.

 As you may all know, IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927, IFLA celebrated its 90th birthday in 2017. IFLA now has more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world.

 IFLA - Asia and Oceania Section is the largest regional section in IFLA. Its main objectives are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession in the Asia and Oceania region. The Asia and Oceania section represents 62 countries from Afghanistan to Yemen and has more than 300 registered members from 51 member countries in IFLA.

 When we talk about innovative libraries, it is very important that Professional Bodies, Library Associations and Library Organizations keep pace and update themselves with the new developments in this digital era. Innovation in the production and dissemination of information are required in our profession. Mobile strategy is a must; more use of Social Media is needed; Face Book, Twitter and Videos on YouTube are need of the hour; Open data is a fuel for innovators. In today's age, Open Access Movement is gaining strength and networking is a key to success for library professionals.

Traditionally, libraries have always been responsible for preserving information and providing access to information and resources. The library is a physical building, filled with books. Navigating the endless sea of information required strong critical thinking skills to deliver quality search results. Librarians are already practising evaluating the weight and accuracy of information from a variety of sources, and taking responsibility for providing access to quality information. Now, with the rise of the Internet, information has become increasingly accessible. While the Internet is a compelling catalyst for library transformation, it remains in a state of continuing evolution. As technology advances and patron demands continue to change, the expectation of what a library should be and what it offers also changes.

 When we think of innovative libraries of today, the ways we access, process, and use the information have changed in the libraries. Libraries are no longer just places to check out a book or to do homework; they are now meeting places, media centres, digital repositories, and wonders of modern architecture and design. 

 I am glad to be a part of this conference and would like to thank the Lebanese Library Association and President Dr Fawz Abdallah and Ms Randa Chidiac for organizing this Conference in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section.

              

I would also like to thank the organizers for inviting me.

              

Thank you one and all.

Sanjay K Bihani, 

Chair, IFLA-RSCAO

WELCOME ADDRESS BY SANJAY K BIHANI, CHAIR, IFLA - ASIA AND OCEANIA IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF 4th LLA CONFERENCE ON 9th MAY 2018

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 16:13

 H. E. Dr Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture, Dr Ghassan Mourad , Master of Ceremony, President of Lebanese Library Association and my friend, Dr Fawz Abdallah, Colleagues from Lebanese Library Association, Participant Librarians and Library professionals.   

 

            Namaste; and a very warm welcome to you all.

 On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania, I warmly welcome you all to the 4th Lebanese Library Association Conference on the “Innovative Libraries: Paths to the Future”. We are very pleased to associate with the Lebanese Library Association for this conference.

 As you may all know, IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in 1927, IFLA celebrated its 90th birthday in 2017. IFLA now has more than 1,400 Members in over 140 countries around the world.

 IFLA - Asia and Oceania Section is the largest regional section in IFLA. Its main objectives are to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of library and information services and the library profession in the Asia and Oceania region. The Asia and Oceania section represents 62 countries from Afghanistan to Yemen and has more than 300 registered members from 51 member countries in IFLA.

 When we talk about innovative libraries, it is very important that Professional Bodies, Library Associations and Library Organizations keep pace and update themselves with the new developments in this digital era. Innovation in the production and dissemination of information are required in our profession. Mobile strategy is a must; more use of Social Media is needed; Face Book, Twitter and Videos on YouTube are need of the hour; Open data is a fuel for innovators. In today's age, Open Access Movement is gaining strength and networking is a key to success for library professionals.

Traditionally, libraries have always been responsible for preserving information and providing access to information and resources. The library is a physical building, filled with books. Navigating the endless sea of information required strong critical thinking skills to deliver quality search results. Librarians are already practising evaluating the weight and accuracy of information from a variety of sources, and taking responsibility for providing access to quality information. Now, with the rise of the Internet, information has become increasingly accessible. While the Internet is a compelling catalyst for library transformation, it remains in a state of continuing evolution. As technology advances and patron demands continue to change, the expectation of what a library should be and what it offers also changes.

 When we think of innovative libraries of today, the ways we access, process, and use the information have changed in the libraries. Libraries are no longer just places to check out a book or to do homework; they are now meeting places, media centres, digital repositories, and wonders of modern architecture and design. 

 I am glad to be a part of this conference and would like to thank the Lebanese Library Association and President Dr Fawz Abdallah and Ms Randa Chidiac for organizing this Conference in collaboration with IFLA-Asia and Oceania Section.

              

I would also like to thank the organizers for inviting me.

              

Thank you one and all.

Sanjay K Bihani, 

Chair, IFLA-RSCAO

How can Russian libraries further development of society?

IFLA - სამ, 14/08/2018 - 12:50

The All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow (LFL) hosted a workshop on 19-20 April 2018 connected to Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event was organised by the Russian Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and the LFL Rudomino Academy with the financial support of IFLA International Advocacy Program (IAP). Thanks to the IAP grant received in November 2017 the International Cooperation Section embarked on organizing two workshops to promote the important role libraries can play in development by contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The second workshop was held at Tomsk State University Library on 19 – 20 June, 2018.

The objectives of these workshops are:
  • to launch a nationwide campaign to raise the level of awareness on the UN 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, as well as the necessity to secure public access to information in the achievement of the SDGs;
  • to highlight the key role of libraries in achieving the UN SDGs all over the world; to identify the key success factors which will enable effective implementation of advocacy initiatives by the Russian library community;
  • to give workshop participants the knowledge and skills to align libraries, especially public libraries, with development outcomes in their country or region;
  • to increase the capacity of library sector and library associations to leverage opportunities for advocacy activities, at community, national and regional levels.

The workshop in Moscow was led by Kaspars Ruklis, an international advocacy communication trainer and University of Latvia – Riga professor, who had worked with library projects in Latvia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The workshop participants – library professionals from Moscow and the Russian regions – gained a clear understanding of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as an insight into the five main SDGs aspects – five Ps:

  • People: the wellbeing of all people (Goals 1-5)
  • Planet:  protection of the Earth’s ecosystems (Goals 12-15)
  • Prosperity: continued economic & technological growth (Goals 1-4, 7-11)
  • Peace: securing peace (Goal 16)
  • Partnerships: improving international cooperation (Goal 17)

The discussion focused on various examples of how libraries can assist in turning these goals into reality and be recognized as key partners for their governments. During the brainstorming session participants drafted and presented their own advocacy plans of how libraries can contribute to progress towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

The participants were awarded certificates of attendance upon completion of the two-day workshop. They were also encouraged to take an active part in sharing their libraries’ success stories via the IFLA Library Map of the World, which features success stories from all over the world to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs.

A couple of comments from participants:

The workshop helped me obtain quite a few practical skills. I enjoyed its format. For two days we were immersed in a creative environment: we exchanged our views, played games and had fun. Of particular interest and challenge was a role play exercise to make one’s message heard in a mini-presentation (“Making an elevator pitch”). This presentation had to be very concise and compelling enough to be noticed by a person of influence or a decision-maker upon whom you supposedly happen in the lift for a mere three minutes.
Daria A. Belyakova, deputy director, LFL Rudomino Academy

The workshop proved a success – intensive, interesting and thought-provoking.
Yelena I. Zimina, chief librarian, International Contacts Department, Russian State Library

Other participants also gave positive feedback pointing to the workshop’s cheerful atmosphere and the trainer’s truly engaging manners. The workshop was praised for its interactivity and abundance of new and helpful information, as well as for its handouts that some participants thought might come in useful when they return home.

CPDWL - Career and Professional Development Coaching at WLIC 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 13/08/2018 - 19:49

If you are attending IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur later this month and would like to have guidance for your individual professional development, don’t miss this!

The section Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning is hosting a session with career and professional development coaching for the individual. This session takes place Sunday 26/08/2018 at 11.45‐13.30 in Conference Hall 1/2. The set up will be a drop-in session where the participants can choose between different coaching areas. The coaching will focus on one individual or a small group of individuals. Each coaching interaction will last approximately 15-30 minutes. The focus of these coaching sessions will be to help develop the individual’s career and professional development and/or develop the individual’s understanding of how involvement in the work of IFLA can help with the individual’s career and professional development.

During former CPDWL satellite conferences, career and professional development coaching has been part of the program. This has been very well received by the satellite delegates, and the CPDWL section now expands the coaching efforts into the WLIC.

The CPDWL standing committee invites all WLIC delegates to join this session, and would appreciate your help in promoting this coaching session widely.

See you in Kuala Lumpur!

/Catharina Isberg, Almuth Gastinger, Ulrike Lang, Ewa Stenberg for CPDWL standing committee

 

 

Information about the coaching session

Professional Committee meeting agenda for 23 and 30 August

IFLA - ორშ, 13/08/2018 - 16:31

This is the draft agenda for the Professional Committee meeting due to take place on Thursday 23 August 2018, 08:30 – 11:00, and Thursday 30 August 2018, 08:30 - 10:00, room 304/305, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

It is proposed that the meeting is closed for items as indicated [closed] according to Rule 7.6.

Welcome and Apologies

1. General Business

1.1 Approval of Agenda
1.2 Minutes of previous meeting 22 March 2018
1.3 Actions list from previous meeting

2. Professional Programme Development Plan: implementation

2  Professional Programme Development Plan: final version 

2.1 Objective 1: improve the quality and impact of work

2.1.1 SIG reviews [closed]
2.1.2 Professional structure review
2.1.3 WLIC 2018 Officers support programme 
2.1.4 Dynamic Unit and Impact Award [closed]
2.1.5 IFLA Survey on Preservation and Conservation Standards
2.1.6 WLIC professional programme changes 

2.2 Objective 2: Strengthen communications between all stakeholders

2.2.1 IFLA Journal
2.2.2 IFLA publishing activities report

2.3 Objective 3: Support full engagement of committee members and develop leadership

2.3.1 Coaching pilot
2.3.2 Induction materials for incoming SC members and Officers   

3. Business matters

3.1 Action planning timetable 2019 
3.2 PC Funds 2018, 2nd Quarter report 
3.3 PC Funds: various policies 
3.4 Best Poster 2018: jury 

4. Procedural matters

4.1 Procedural matters or items approved since the last meeting 

5. Any other business

6. Dates of next meetings

The Hague, Netherlands
10 – 14 December 2018: Governing Board meetings (Workshop proposed for Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th, Professional Committee meeting is likely to be Wednesday 12th December).

Continuous professional development of public librarians

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 13/08/2018 - 10:32

To stay relevant, public libraries must develop strong relationships with their communities, and meet their information, education or leisure needs. Also, public libraries should know local socio-economic development priorities to make sure that they can contribute to these. For librarians, this means constantly learning new skills or upgrading old ones so that that they are confidently able to offer new and innovative services to meet changing needs and priorities.

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Public Library Agenda for Kuala Lumpur is now Available

IFLA - ორშ, 13/08/2018 - 10:29

The Agenda for the Public Libraries Standing Committee meetings in KL are now avaialble to download. We hope to see lots of our friends at one (or both) of the meetings!

Law Libraries Section Session 232 in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 23:14
Conference Session 232: Legal Capability: Law as a Life Skill

Law Libraries and Public Libraries Sections

Wednesday, August 29th: 10:45 – 11:45

Location: Ballroom 2

This session provides an introduction to the concept of legal capability and describes different initiatives for youth and adults in USA, Canada and the UK to promote law as a life skill and help people address their everyday legal issues.

Legal Capability provides individuals with the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to confidently engage with the law, and to assert ourselves across legal, social, and, political fields of interaction.  Legal capability also extends beyond the curriculum, it enables youth to develop personal, social and core competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaborative and lifelong learning.

To the extent that the law shapes our social interaction, and, to the extent that the law informs our conduct, legal capability further prepares us for social engagement and participation. Without the confidence of legal capability, citizen can find themselves intimidated and confused by the law, unable to understand and resolve legal problems which can further prevent them from accessing the justice system. In many countries, the mission of improving legal capability is now guiding the development of public legal education, legal help resources and new curriculum.

Speakers:
  • Dave Nolette, Justice Education Society, Vancouver (Canada)
  • Marc Legacy, Justice Education Society, Vancouver (Canada)
  • Bonnie Hough, Judicial Council of California, San Francisco (USA)

Law Libraries Section Session 150 in Kuala Lumpur

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 23:13
Conference Session 150: Role of government and law libraries in times of crisis and turmoil

Law Libraries with Government Libraries Sections

Monday, August 27th: 11:45 - 12:45

Location: Plenary Theatre

Librarians have served as keepers of memory despite intense pressure to destroy materials and often at great personal risk. They have also filled the void that can be left when crisis and chaos undermine or threaten to break down the rule of law and access to justice. Libraries, and librarians, simply by virtue of the work they do, foster relationships that allow society to come together meaningfully and in solidarity.  

As turbulent events have rocked world, libraries have had the opportunity to distinguish themselves as places of information, refuge, stability, and hope for distraught communities. Three librarians - one from the Law Library of Congress, one from an HBCU law school, and one from a law library at a university in Croatia, come together to discuss what libraries can do to support their communities in times of crisis. The speakers will discuss their own experiences and offer speculation on ideas like library neutrality and social justice.

This program seeks to explore and highlight the relationship between librarians and the community they serve when tested under circumstances in which legal systems are unreliable, resources are scarce, and tensions are high.

Interactive conversion. Contributing to the conversation:

  • Jane Sanchez, Library of Congress (United States)
  • Yolanda Patrice Jones, Florida A&M University, College of Law Library (United States)
  • Edita Bačić, Faculty of Law, University of Split (Croatia)

Count-down begins for IFLA’s 84th World Library and Information Congress. Join us!

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 17:30
There are only 9 days to go before the most international library conference in the world! IFLA WLIC 2018 promises to be a truly spectacular experience for library professionals worldwide.  

Each and every IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is both a great way to build knowledge and collections, and an exciting cultural experience. This year will be no exception for the 3000+ delegates.  

There will be over 500 speakers including keynote speaker Tan Sri Ali bin Hamsa, Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Government, engaged in over 230 sessions covering every aspect of library work. There are also almost 250 Papers and Poster presentations and over 70 exhibitors, together making IFLA WLIC the unmissable international library event of the year. 

Beyond the wide-reaching professional programme, the chance to meet and learn about different cultures is what makes IFLA WLIC so unique. The Malaysian National Committee has put together an exciting programme of activities for delegates to experience and enjoy. 

As well as Malaysian massage and basket weaving, there will be the ever-popular Cultural evening - a unique opportunity for the host country to showcase their culture - and cuisine!- to the rest of the world. 

So join us for a week of ideas, inspiration, and incomparable experiences! 

Hear from last year's delegates about why IFLA WLIC is important to them
 

Registration is still open. Visit the IFLA WLIC 2018 website and register now!  

Call for online Articles: Young Adults at the Library

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 16:29
The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section invites proposals for online articles to be included in the December 2018 Newsletter with the special theme: Young adults at the library.     The suggested topics could include, but are not limited to:  • Helping young adults to question, think critically, and expand knowledge  • Meeting the needs of young adults as a librarian  • Integrating information literacy  • Informal learning  • Resource sharing  • Connected learning • Marketing • New trends • Projects • Cooperations with local society
  Proposals should include:  • Title of proposed article  • A short description of the proposed article (150 words) • Name of author  • Position or title of author  • Employer or affiliated institution of the author  • Email address 
  The language of the newsletter is English. However authors may also provide articles in any of the IFLA languages, as long as an English version is also provided. 
  Calendar Proposals due by September 1st, Articles due by November 15st. The reply regarding acceptance will be sent on email before September 20th. Proposals can be submitted to the editorial board via email to:  Jorun Systad, Jorun.Systad@forde.kommune.no

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 16:08

Language is essential to culture, community and daily life. Through languages, people not only express their history, traditions and memory, but more importantly construct their future. Yet many languages are disappearing due to a variety of factors, with indigenous languages particularly vulnerable.

Libraries play an essential role in keeping a record of indigenous cultural heritage, knowledge and language. Their work in preserving these aims to ensure their survival in order to inform and inspire future generations.

Yet preservation and conservation are not the only way in which libraries contribute. They also promote cooperation in the field of culture and information services to indigenous communities as well as encourage indigenous leadership within the sector.

The United Nations (UN) has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) as a proactive response to concerns about their disappearance. This briefing offers an idea of how to get involved and how to get libraries’ work recognised.

Read the IFLA briefing on how to get involved here.

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აგვისტოს ომის სახელობის კედელი ეროვნულ ბიბლიოთეკაში

11 აგვისტოს, 11:00 საათზე საქართველოს პარლამენტის ეროვნული ბიბლიოთეკის მეექვსე კორპუსში (ს. ცინცაძის 63) აგვისტოს ომისადმი მიძღვნილი მემორიალური კედელი გაიხსნება.

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Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Strategic Projects Manager

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 11:29

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
9 August 2018

Strategic Projects Manager

IFLA - ხუთ, 09/08/2018 - 11:26

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Strategic Projects Manager to join its dynamic team and global projects. Your responsibilities will include coordinating work in support of IFLA’s activities at the global, regional and national level. He / she will serve as a key link between IFLA leadership and staff in managing the overall project timelines for the development, review and implementation of a range of activities and services.

Over the next ten years, IFLA will transform public libraries, the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. While the ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services – services helping more people gain literacy, find employment, improve their health, etc. – the effort will be aimed at specific changes in how libraries are led, assessed, and connected. IFLA is developing a new strategic framework to provide direction to these efforts. A key to their success will be the coordination of projects between IFLA, its organisational members, external partners and individual librarians around the world.

This position reports to the IFLA Secretary General and will work closely with him on the development and implementation of projects and activities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in the Netherlands.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of IFLA’s strategic projects and activities:
    • will have an overall (bird's-eye) view of all new projects
    • will work with IFLA staff to keep projects on track
    • undertake all evaluation and reporting requirements
  • Coordinating and aligning IFLA’s project work in the context of IFLA’s overall strategic direction
  • Managing and coordinating external relations with IFLA’s project partners
  • Development and liaison with additional partners in the field
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master's degree plus at least 5 years of project management experience at senior level (coordination, delivery and implementation) gained in an NGO environment / membership organisation
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues in the information environment and library profession at an international level
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel and MS suite of products including project management tools
  • Proven ability to manage competing timelines and priorities in a composed fashion
  • Results oriented and strong reporting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English with experience of adapting your style and approach to the audience and message to be delivered
  • Ability to build close working relationships with stakeholders in diverse locations and advocate on behalf of IFLA
  • Experience with stakeholder management (up to Board level)
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to change and ability to support others to respond in a similar way
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team while providing strategic leadership and vision combined with innovative ideas
  • Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish)
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be € 4,299 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 30 August 2018.  Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.​

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org.

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