I talk a lot about Global Librarianship because I think it is a very useful model to make things happen in our communities. My definition is that Global Librarianship is when you are inspired by global projects from both within the library world and from other fields and you translate that inspiration into making a difference in the community your library serves.
One of the many ways to get started with a more global view on the profession is to join the International Librarians Network – The biggest peer mentoring program in our field. I am a big fan of the program – and the new short promo video is wonderful ! So use a minute of your life to see if the program can be of interest to you.
Connect and learn with library professionals from another country.
Visit ILN website to learn more.
Global librarian is not a title – it is a choice. Global librarianship is a mindset where you seek inspiration from global projects and translate them into making value in your community.
In my recent presentation at EduTech in Brisbane, Australia I spoke about learning as a core task and strategy for libraries, skills we need to upgrade as librarians and I shared examples of global projects – remixed into local ones. Thank you for a great conference and for the feedback.
Change is happening fast in our societies these years. For libraries the environment around us and the need for information has been changing a lot going from the industrial society over the information society to the knowledge society.
Countries around the globe compete not only on low cost but also on the knowledge level of their populations. Libraries are more important than ever. Libraries support learning on all levels in our communities every day. Both formal learning and informal learning.
To be even more relevant as the learning hub of the community in the future we need to upgrade our skills about how people learn, unlearn and relearn. It is said that the loosers of the future are the poeple who can not learn, unlearn and relearn. Libraries are the right institutions to bridge the learning divide.
Here are my slides from todays workshop. Thanks to everyone who showed up and shared their knowledge – It was a pleasure learning with you.
I am doing a video lecture for Dr. Michael Stephens LIBR 200 –
Information Communities class with the subject:
The Global Information Professional.
Here is what you can expect:
Global librarianship enhances the dynamic capabilities of libraries
23 Mobile Things – an example of global librarianship
Supporting learning on all levels -> learning as strategy
Getting started – Connect – Unconnect – Reconnect
I was playing around with iMovies – trailer feature 🙂 Fun!
My slides – With correction of some embarrasing typos:
“As a collection of 39 chapters addressing 7 key areas within the LIS field, I truly believe the success of this book lies within its historical context of the field, its current relevance to today’s complex LIS environment, its identification of essential and emerging issues, and its wealth of resources, tips, and strategies that will guide LIS students and professionals in their academic and professional pursuits. Promotion of the book has already begun and includes a combination of brochures and flyers, advertisements, and press releases across various platforms.” Writes editor Dr. Sandra Hirsh from San Jose State University School of Information.
I am excited about this book because there are so many great authors and interesting subjects – and because I have a chapter in the book myself. Chapter 38: Global Learning Networks.
Read more about the book and see the full Table Of Contents here
I was lucky to have the chance to speak to and talk to Norweigan librarians at Neptunseminaret in Bergen today – Thanks for having me. Since Scandinavian languages are very alike (Finland excluded!) – A lot of the slides are in Danish and a few in English.
I was happy to make the keynote for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ today. You can access the recorded version here.
Thanks to everyone who participated… Here are my slides… Feel free to follow up with questions.