Connecting librarians worldwide through social media and virtual collaboration:
Good practice from IFLAs New Professionals Special Interest GroupSebastian Wilke | @listravelerInformation Services Librarian, Qatar National Library(Co-)Convenor, New Professionals Special Interest Group (2010-2014)18th March, SLA AGC 2015, Abu Dhabi
NPSIG is an open global network for LIS New Professionals and supporters. The group is meeting at IFLA Congresses and other events organizing sessions and workshops.
LIS students and new librarians are often not able to make it to conferences abroad. This is why NPSIG is very active when it comes to virtual meetings and online collaboration.
make local events accessible onlineturn professional development from on-site into online
experiment with virtual meetings
become a librarian broadcaster
virtual collaboration applicable to non-associational context
start with simple equipment and freely available tools
look for access to licensed tools and platforms
learning by doing, behind and in front of the camera
Blog: npsig.wordpress.comTwitter: @npsigSebastian Wilke
Blog: sebastianwilke.wordpress.comTwitter: @listraveler