Monday, July 27, 2015

[CALAList] Link to access webinar: [IFLA-L] IFLA/ALA Free Webinar July 30- New Librarians Global Connections, the LIS PhD Experience

2015 Webinar Series

“New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations”

We are proud to present the second session of the 2015 webinar series  
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.” This session will explore LIS PhD programs as another option for students thinking about or currently in an LIS graduate program.

For the fourth consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.

Following our tradition of excellence, this year our keynote speakers for each of our quarterly sessions come from different regions of the world. This session, we will be explore the experiences of three PhD candidates in different programs. Be sure to save the date!

Thursday July 30, 2015
3:00 p.m. EST
9:00 p.m. CET

Link to access the virtual meeting room:

Webinar length is one hour.


Fiona Jardine- PhD candidate at University of Maryland's College of Information Studies
Sandy Littletree- PhD candidate at the Information School of University of Washington
K.R. Roberto- PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the iSchool at Illinois

The topics for the webinars were compiled from global surveys, topics presented by speakers during the CPDWL and NPSIG programs at the WLIC 2013 in Singapore, NPSIG working group, and new librarians' forums, listservs and online spaces.

The webinars are archived, therefore you can join them, ask questions and participate in conversations with international colleagues live, or you can listen to them later, anywhere at any time. For more information about the 2012, 2013, and 2014 series and to listen to a number of webinars, visit the following link 

Questions and requests for information:
Bridgette Hendrix
NPSIG Convenor

Bridgette Hendrix
Convenor, IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Countries With The Most Students Studying Abroad

The Countries With The Most Students Studying Abroad

Nowhere beats China when it comes to students who study abroad. According to UNESCO, the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, send the most students overseas. China leads the way by a considerable distance with just under 700,000 students studying abroad. India is second with 189,500 while the Republic of Korea is in third place with 123,700.

Germany and Saudi Arabia round off the top 5 with 117,600 and 62,500 respectively. The United States comes seventh overall with around 58,000. Interestingly, several small countries actually have more nationals studying abroad than at home. These include Andorra, Anguilla, Bermuda, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montserrat, the Seychelles and the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to UNESCO.  

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The International Librarians Network: New round begins August 2015

The International Librarians Network: New Round Begins August 2015

At ALA Annual in San Francisco, the IRRT Executive Board partnered with the International Librarians Network to promote a new opportunity to our members. ILN was started in 2013 by Australian Librarians Alyson Dalby, Clare McKenzie, and Kate Byrne. There have been several rounds of participation since then and the next one is coming up very soon. We always hear that our members want more ways to connect, ways that are meaningful and inexpensive. The program does exactly that. We strongly urge you to apply to be part of this facilitated peer mentoring program!
Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in mid-August 2015.
The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. We know this because many of our participants tell us – and we’ve had over 2500 librarians from 110 countries take part so far.
Applications for the next round of partnerships are being accepted now and close at midnight on Sunday 26th July 2015 (Sydney, Australia time). Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out.
The ILN is open to anyone working (or studying) in the library and information industry around the world. The program is free and the only requirements to participate are an internet connection, fluent English skills, an hour each week and a desire to build professional connections and learn from colleagues.
Get involved now! Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.