WLIC 2021: Virtual Conference Open Programme
17-19 August 2021
NOW – NEW – NEXT: Seizing the opportunities to redefine and reimagine professional development through online learning
- Learner: Matilde Fontanin, PhD student, Trieste, Italy; former CPDWL SC member and now Consultant to the section
- Employer: Dr Alan Brine, Deputy Director, Library & Learning Services, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; Chair of CILIP Professional Recognition Panel; new CPDWL SC member
- Professional association: A/Prof Naoki Matsumoto, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Keio University, Japan; Member of the Committee of Accreditation of Senior Librarians, Japan Library Association
- LIS educator: Prof Sandy Hirsh, Associate Dean for Academics, College of Professional and Global Education, San Jose State University, USA; President of ALISE, current CPDWL SC member
- LIS training provider: Tony Zanders, Skilltype, USA; invited speaker to CPDWL SC in 2020.
The central tenet of the IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices (2016) is that the future of the LIS sector depends on career-long learning and professional growth. Importantly, the responsibilities for advancing the profession are shared by multiple stakeholders: individual learners, employers, professional associations, LIS educators and providers of LIS training.
CPDWL is committed to the promotion and implementation of the Guidelines for CPD across the world to build a strong, agile and resilient profession. However, the principles and best practices discussed in the document primarily relate to the face-to-face learning environment: conferences, seminars and workshops. Although a brief note indicates that additional quality issues should be considered when learning happens online, there needs to be a balance between analogue and digital learning.
The impact of COVID-19 on CPD has been profound. While professional learning events were either cancelled or forced online, the unprecedented challenges of shifting to a digital learning environment have led to mixed results. CPDWL has recognised that this crisis represents the imperative to look at the Guidelines with fresh eyes to ensure that they encompass the principles and best practices which consider the value of open educational resources, support the development of innovative content and stimulate engaging and interactive learning experiences in a virtual world. A consultative approach to the revision of the Guidelines will allow for contributions from representatives from the five stakeholder groups.
The WLIC provides the springboard for action. In this panel discussion, five speakers will share their ideas about the factors that influence the design and delivery of inspiring online learning programmes. Their thoughts will feed into the revisions of the Guidelines, which in turn will underpin high-quality professional learning activities for LIS professionals wherever they are working.
A collaboration with the Science and Technology Section (STS)
World Library and Information Congress: 85th General Conference and Assembly
24-30 August 2019, Athens, Greece.
Active and interactive learning and development strategies to extend LIS practice: the need for new skills to meet the challenges of our world. Joint session with the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) SIG.
Call for Papers [PDF]: due 15 March 2019 *extended to 24 March 2019
Call for Papers [WLIC website]: due 15 March 2019 *extended to 24 March 2019
Navigating your own professional development: Effective use of the 2016 IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development
Call for Papers [PDF]: due 15 March 2019
Call for Papers [WLIC wesbite]: due 15 March 2019
- Change literacy: digital, collaborative creative. A knowledge café in collaboration with the sections for Knowledge Management and Library and Research Services for Parliaments. REPORT [PDF]
2019 CPDWL Satellite Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, 20-21 August 2019
World Library and Information Congress: 84th General Conference and Assembly
24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Sunday 26 August: Session 106 CPDWL - Career and Professional Development Coaching at WLIC 2018.
- Monday 27 August: Session 139 Data librarian: needs and qualifications Joint session with the sections for Science and Technology, and Education and Training.
- Tuesday 28 August: Session 185 Investing in the library workforce: Case studies in the effective use of the 2016 IFLA Guidelines for CPD.
- Tuesday 28 August: Session 196 The knowledge economy: How continuous learning can prepare information professionals for the future. A knowledge café in collaboration with the sections for Knowledge Management and Library and Research Services for Parliaments. Summary of 2018 World Library and Information Conference Knowledge Café Program
- Wednesday 29 August: Session 229 Win-win: Building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations. Joint session with the sections for Management of Library Associations, and Education and Training.
World Library and Information Congress: 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
19–25 August 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
- Monday 21 August: Session 117 Bridging the gap from school to library: Best practices for planning, participation and assessment of internships, practicums, field experiences and mentorship in LIS education. Jointly with the sections for School Libraries and Education and Training.
- Tuesday 22 August: Session 164 Staff development and CPD Guidelines: Rapid fire cases and discussion.
- Wednesday 23 August: Session 200 Knowledge Café: New librarians for new times. Continuous learning to become change agents in a changing world. Joint session with the sections for Knowledge Management and Library and Research Services for Parliamentary Libraries.
- Thursday 24 August: Session 234 The accidental assessment librarian: Building data analysis and evaluation skills in academic and public libraries. Joint session with the section for Statistics and Evaluation.
World Library and Information Congress: 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 13-19, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
- Monday 15 August: Session 109 Continuing Professional Development: Building quality A workshop to introduce the IFLA Guidelines for Continuous Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices (2016).
- Tuesday 16 August: Session 124 All about e-learning: Connection, collaboration, community. Joint session with the section for Education and Training.
- Thursday 18 August: Session 204 Continuous learning in libraries and their communities (Summary). A knowledge café in collaboration with the sections for Knowledge Management and Library and Research Services for Parliaments.
World Library and Information Congress: 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 17-23, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Monday 17 August: Session 92 Learning across borders – a workshop
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2015
Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa
12-14 August 2015
Theme: Taking charge of your LIS Career: Personal strategies, institutional programs, strong libraries
World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.
- Friday 15 August: Knowledge management as a vital tool for change management Satellite event run jointly with the section for Knowledge Management.
- Monday 18 August: Session 95 MOOCs: Opportunities and challenges for libraries.
World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 17-23 August 2013, Singapore.
- Sunday 18 August: Session 83 Building a learning and knowledge sharing organization. Joint session with sections for Knowledge Management and Information Technology.
- Monday 19 August: Session 100 Libraries as learning organizations: how to nurture growth in our staff and communities. Joint session with the section for Education and Training.
- Wednesday 21 August: Session 176 Taking charge of your career: A workshop.
- Thursday 22 August: Session 210 New librarian global connection: Best practices, models and recommendations. Joint session with the New Professionals Special Interest Group.
World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
- Wednesday 15 August: Session 162 Libraries and librarians as forces for transformative change: Continuing education the fuel
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2012 (joint satellite meeting with the section for Information Literacy)
8-10 August 2012
Theme: The road to information literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning
World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: 13-18 August 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Tuesday 16 August: Session 125 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and library associations - Joint session with the section for Management of Library Associations.
- Wednesday 17 August: Session 200 Weaving continuing professional development into every library organisation.
World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: 10-15 August 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Wednesday 15 August: Session 128 Retention and job satisfaction: can professional development make a difference?
World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy.
- Wednesday 26 August: Session 162 Librarians on the catwalk: communicating for advocacy to influence policy and practice. Joint session with the section for Management of Library Associations and the Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP).
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2009 (joint satellite meeting with the New Professionals Discussion Group)
19-20 August 2009
Theme: Moving in, moving up and moving on: Strategies for regenerating the library and information profession
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2004
IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2002
Theme: Continuing professional education for the information society
Workshop Report: Online CPD courses and training programs. Humboldt University, Berlin, 7 August 2003.
The Fifth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Professions was held at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Scotland, 14-16 August 2002. A report from the conference, by Section member Dr L. Anne Clyde, appears in the IFLA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2003).
Last update: 2 August 2021