Introduction to Global Librarianship

(1 customer review)

$250.00

Dates: March 3 - March 30

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Interested in learning about working/studying abroad programs in the field? Would you like to consider traveling/global activities in your work/career? Join this course to learn more about different opportunities for library and archival workers. This course highlights opportunities to support your interest in global librarianship. We will dive into the benefits and challenges of working abroad (outside of the USA) and considerations of these transitions. We explore issues, and trends impacting global librarianship and how any library worker or student can get involved in global librarianship through library associations or grassroots effort. In addition, participants will share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns with global traveling. We'll conclude by building a network of library workers interested in traveling, working/studying abroad to continue the discussion off-line.

Course Information

Session

Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Interested in learning about working/studying abroad programs in the field? Would you like to consider traveling/global activities in your work/career? Join this course to learn more about different opportunities for library and archival workers. This course highlights opportunities to support your interest in global librarianship. We will dive into the benefits and challenges of working abroad (outside of the USA) and considerations of these transitions. We explore issues, and trends impacting global librarianship and how any library worker or student can get involved in global librarianship through library associations or grassroots effort. In addition, participants will share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns with global traveling. We’ll conclude by building a network of library workers interested in traveling, working/studying abroad to continue the discussion off-line.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Learn about different global librarianship programs; and the issues and trends impacting libraries globally
  • Learn about benefits/challenges of different global programs and opportunities including international library associations, studying/working abroad and research fellowships
  • Create and build self-guided tips, recommendations, strategies and resources related to these professional opportunities in global librarianship

Loida Garcia-Febo

Loida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant with 24 years of experience as an expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019. Garcia-Febo is worldwide known for her passion about diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness for library workers, and new librarians about which she has taught in 44 countries. In her job, she helps libraries, companies and organizations strategize programs, services and strategies in areas related to these topics and many others. Recently Garcia-Febo started a partnership with the San Jose State University iSchool where she is its first Health and Wellness Ambassador. Garcia-Febo has a Bachelors in Business Education, Masters in Library and Information Sciences.

Ray Pun

Ray Pun is a librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education. He holds a doctorate in education, MLS and MA in East Asian Studies. Ray has worked abroad as a library worker and is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA), the International Relations Round Table (IRRT), and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

Robin Kear

Robin Kear is the liaison librarian, at the University of Pittsburgh, part of the Research, Learning and Media team, specifically providing support for the English Department, the Film Studies Program, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program. During her 20 years as a librarian, she has worked closely with the American Library Association and international organizations, including the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. Over the past four years, the UN SDGs have become an increasingly important part of her work with those organizations, including through the IFLA North American Regional Division Committee, the ALA UN SDG Task Force, and the ALA International Relations Subcommittee on UN SDGs.

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Special Session

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1 review for Introduction to Global Librarianship

  1. Karen Adjei

    The instructors are very experienced, well-known, and active in the field. They are extremely supportive of student learning, and are focused on creating a supportive community for people interested in global librarianship. They are very generous with their time, knowledge, and feedback. This course is a great way to get a current snapshot of ways to start to get involved with international librarianship. While there is too much ground to cover in 4 weeks on what constitutes international librarianship, this course provides materials for students to see various topics that can relate to a career in librarianship across the globe.

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