Education

International librarianship as professional development

(19 July 2018, Chicago) Whether you’re a library professional with decades of experience or a recent graduate in your first position, career enrichment can mean so much more than simply watching a webinar, taking a class, or even attending a conference. There’s a different kind of professional development out there, one that involves travel, experiencing […]

July 20, 2018 - 10:47 am
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Strengthening Library Education: New report from IMLS

(5 July 2018)  Christine Wolff-Eisenberg writes that last November, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) convened experts to explore how to strengthen the formal education component of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program to best support library and information science programs to meet the needs of students and libraries while increasing […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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Free participation in New Professionals’ Seminar: The Wonder Years

(26 June 2018) Celebrate August to learn, experience and share your librarianship journey! SMU Libraries and LAS proudly present this 2-day seminar, 20-21 August 2018, where you can acquire practical skills that are needed for today’s workplace and expand your network with peers. Who should Attend: Recent library graduates and early career professionals with no more […]

June 26, 2018 - 2:32 pm
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COAR and DuraSpace launch partnership

(6 June 2018) COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative partnership. Both organizations believe in a strong role for innovative open technologies to promote long-lasting and open access to digital data and information. In addition, we are jointly committed to supporting the adoption of repository […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:25 pm
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How to write a good scientific paper: A handy guidebook for early career researchers

(24 May 2018) Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers and look for guidebooks or […]

May 26, 2018 - 10:51 am
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Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]

May 23, 2018 - 12:07 pm
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Winning combination for collaboration on plagiarism: SMU Libraries and Student Council of Discipline (SCD)

By Mei Tan* (17 April 2018) Plagiarism in higher education is a reality that will not go away any time soon.   In Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries, we observed that there had been an increase in requests for plagiarism workshops in recent years.   We also realised from the onset that conducting library workshops on plagiarism […]

April 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
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Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]

December 21, 2017 - 11:41 am
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The next Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course

(18 December 2017) Aimed at library staff involved in negotiations with vendors for access to information resources, the course is pitched at an introductory-intermediary level. It begins 31 January 2018. More here.

December 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
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Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]

November 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
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Call for Applications. ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

(6 October 2017) REGISTRATION is now OPEN (until October 15th) for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course. This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30th October and 19th November 2017 The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:02 am
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Negotiation skills for librarians

(20 September 2017) The next fully-facilitated Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course by Sarah Durrant will begin on October 25th 2017. This very practical and popular course has been designed for librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals to help them develop their negotiation knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment. […]

September 20, 2017 - 5:23 pm
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Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST. (23 August 2017) The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will […]

August 26, 2017 - 7:42 am
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ACS Publications announces free training resource for peer reviewers

(15 August 2017, Washington)   Reinforcing its commitment to publishing the best peer-reviewed scientific research, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. A collaborative effort by ACS Editors, leading chemistry researchers […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
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Skillsoft’s 2017 APAC Perspectives Conference

(11 May 2017) Join Skillsoft, 1 June in Sydney for  Asia Pacific Perspectives.  Skillsoft will showcase its new content and new technology. Hear from industry experts, thought leaders and the Skillsoft and SumTotal Executive team. The website and  agenda for the 2017 Perspectives Conference is here.

May 12, 2017 - 10:44 am
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