Thursday, August 18, 2016

CPD guidelines and Best Practices for library services for children and young adults #WLIC2016

A number of guidelines and projects are either launched or officially endorsed at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, still currently running in Columbus, USA. So far, these include:
- IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices. "The guidelines are intended to alert the LIS profession to the importance of investing in the development and maintenance of the expertise of staff. It aims to advise individuals, associations, and institutions in their efforts to assure ongoing learning for a profession that will be well qualified to provide excellent service to its publics." (currently just in English)
- The Libraries for Children and Young Adults IFLA Section launched a new project: collecting and displaying Best Practices for library services for children and young adults. "The Best Practices may be events, reading promotions, campaigns, outreaches, partnerships, innovative use of library space or some other aspect of library services. The Best Practices hopefully serve as a source of inspiration, benchmarking and a way to reach other library professionals for advice and discussion." Phase 1 for the project involves collecting videos showing best practices on the Section's Youtube channel. See for more information.
Photo by Sheila webber: a conference hall, August 2016

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