Nytt spännande projekt från IFLA för studenter!

The Division IV – Support of the Profession is launching a joint project of the IFLA Division IV Units – a Webinar Series for LIS Students.

The aim is to involve Library and Information Science (LIS) students as future librarians, in an international dialogue with the IFLA community about the future of LIS. This initiative creates a place for students to share their projects, research, and ideas about different topics related to libraries.
The joint project supports IFLA’s strategic directions: to inspire, engage, enable, and connect.

  1. It inspires students to conduct research and consider libraries’ experience in timely and important LIS areas which are relevant to the LIS professional community.
  2. It engages them to be members of a professional library community, introducing them to professional competencies and providing them with experiences that they can apply to future participation in IFLA activities.
  3. It enables students to implement research or projects relevant in their communities and share their results with professional communities worldwide.
  4. It connects actors involved in the library field: members of the units of Division IV – Support of the Profession who represent professional communities, LIS schools’ educators and students, libraries of various types; library associations at various levels, etc.

Each month – April through May 2021 – we will address a different theme and a new call for proposals will be issued for that month. All webinars are held online and open to everyone (no registration fees). 

The first webinar is held on April 22, 2021 (Time will be confirmed depending on the time zones of the speakers). Its theme is “Getting Engaged with Library Associations – Benefits, Issues, Factors”. LIS students at all levels are encouraged to submit a proposal about the topic. See the call for proposals here

We invite LIS students from different countries to join an international dialogue that will help them to become a part of the professional community.