The Global Librarian


9 August 2010




This satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2010. The IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Management of Library Associations Section invite proposals for presentations. First time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply.

Themes and Focus

New librarians are positioning themselves as library leaders inacademia, libraries, and professional associations. This event aims toaddress key themes and leading trends to provide library services whilechanging attitudes and expectations on the way. The conferenceorganising committee wishes to showcase examples of best practice inhow to develop new leaders, services, and inclusion of newprofessionals in decision-making processes through both research basedscholarly presentations and experiential and practical stories ofsuccesses and lessons learned. The organisers are particularlyinterested in receiving proposals for presentations on any of thefollowing, or related, key themes and issues :

  • How to internationalize careers
  • New librarian paradigm
  • Mobile librarian
  • Real-time librarian
  • Advocating for library associations to include new professionals in their agenda

We welcome and encourage proposals from first-time conference presenters, librarians, library school students, and information workers new to the profession.

Conference Location and Dates

The conference will be held in Boras, Sweden. The conference venue will be the University of Boras which is conveniently located one hourby train from the WLIC venue, Gothenburg. The satellite conference will start at 8:30 a.m.with registration, and will end at 4:30 p.m. with a networking session

Further information


Loida Garcia-Febo
Assistant Coordinator, New Americans Program & Special Services
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432, USA
Tel. 1-718-990-8569
Fax. 1-718-990-8626

Tania Barry
Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Bag 65 Bundoora VIC 3083
Tel: +61 3 9401 0715 

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