Below you find a selection of presentations and workshops I gave during the past couple of years as well as other professional events and activities I have been actively involved with.
April: Launch of curated Naxos music straming playlists for concerts of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (collaboration between Qatar National Library and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra) –> QPO website with further details | press release
March: coordination of Poetry Slam Workshop and Performance at Qatar National Library in collaboration with the German Embassy in Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region as part of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture –> photos from the workshop | photos from the performance | selected video from the performance | press release 1 | press release 2 | Qatar Today article
coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library Music Training Day –> details on the training
February: Article “Netzwerken und mitgestalten auf globaler Ebene: Die New Professionals Special Interest Group der IFLA” (Networking and getting involved on a global level: IFLA’s New Professional Special Interest Group) in BuB 2-3/2017, pp.111-113.
November: article “From Qatar with Love: Vom studentischen Projektseminar zum Arbeitsplatz im Ausland” (From Qatar with Love: From participating in a student project to working abroad) in “Strategien für die Bibliothek als Ort: Festschrift für Petra Hauke”, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, pp.439-440.
October: coordination of the 3rd Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page
organization and moderation of Qatar LibraryCamp 2015 –> #qalibcamp schedule with notepads for each session | details about the event | report about the event | report about the event | video snapshot from the event | video snapshot from the event
June: coordination of the 2nd Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page
May: presentation “Leben und Arbeiten in Katar” (Living and Working in Qatar) at the 104th German Library Conference in Nuremberg, Germany –> report about the session in BuB issue 8/9-2015 | website of the annual theme 2015/2016 ‘BIB Meets the World’ of the German Library Association BIB
coordination of the 1st Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page
April: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “The Hidden Light of Objects” by Mai Al-Nakib –> details about the event
March: presentation “Connecting librarians worldwide through social media and virtual collaboration: good practice from IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group” at discussion panel “The impact of technology on libraries, librarians and information literacy education” at SLA AGC 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. –> slides of the presentation
coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library Music Training Day –> schedule and details of the training
September: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “Qatari Voices”. –> Qatar Foundation Telegraph article about the discussion
August: coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp 2014” in Lyon, France. co-organization and co-moderation of session “Residency models on the rise – chances and challenges for new librarians, educators and employers” at the World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Lyon, France. –> introductory presentation on residency models | pictures from the session
November: presentation “New librarians and new ways of professional exchange: Inspiration from the international context” at the 58th AIB Congress in Rome, Italy.
August: coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp²” in Singapore. co-organization and co-moderation of session “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“, presentation „Connecting New Professionals virtually and physically“ as invited speaker (Leadership brief) at the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore.
March: workshop “Forum der New Professionals: Verbandsarbeit als Chance für New Professionals” at the 5th Leipzig Conference for Information and Library in Leipzig, Germany.
January: workshop “Tailor-made and weather-proof – Building and maintaining New Professionals groups as an important part of early career development” at the 21th BOBCATSSS symposium in Ankara, Turkey. –> details about the workshop | pictures from the workshop | videos from the workshop
coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp” in Hämeenlinna, Finland. co-organization and co-moderation of session “Strategies for library associations: include new professionals now!“, presentation „rethink professional communication!“ as invited speaker (President-Elect Planning Session) at the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Helsinki, Finland. –> report on conference activities
June: virtual presentation “Now is the time! – New Professionalism and networking on an international level” as invited speaker at the Opening of 4CanGurus in Riga, Latvia.
February: presentation „How to involve the ‘new blood’ – experiences from IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group” as invited speaker at the IFLA BSLA mini-congress in Berlin, Germany.
January: workshop “The spirit of New Professionals – How to boost your early career through international involvement” at the 20th BOBCATSSS symposium in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
September: virtual presentation “LIS New Professionals… a global viewpoint” as invited speaker at the Second Summer School for Young Romanian Librarians in Romania.
August: coordination and moderation of off-site session “New Professionals beyond New Professionals – skills, needs and strategies of a new generation of LIS professionals” at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. also presentations „The New Professionals at the congress… focus on the young at heart“ (Newcomers Session) and „Outreach to New Professionals and their inclusion in the IFLA network from the NPSIG perspective“ (President-Elect Planning Session) as invited speaker. –> report on conference activities
June: workshop „Forum der New Professionals: Identität, Innovation, Networking — New Professionals zwischen Studium, Referendariat und Berufseinstieg“, poster „Berufsanfänger in Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft – Wir gestalten den Wandel!“ at the 100th German Library Conference in Berlin, Germany.
May: workshop “Let’s get involved! – New Professionals and their place in the LIS profession” and presentation “LIS New Professionals in 2011 – A global viewpoint” as invited speaker at INFOS 2011 in Stará Lesná, Slovakia.
January: workshop “This is how we do it: New ways of social networking, innovative skill sets and competencies – The 2011 New Professional” at the 19th BOBCATSSS symposium in Szombathely, Hungary.
August: coordination and co-moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “The Global Librarian” in Boras, Sweden. presentation „Libraries are innovative“ as invited speaker (President-Elect Planning Session) at the World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Gothenburg, Sweden. –> report on conference activities
January: workshop “Bridging the gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world” at the 18th BOBCATSSS symposium in Parma, Italy.
January: presentation „Diversity Management as a Key Challenge to the Library in the Multicultural Society” and poster „Connecting young Information Professionals” at the 17th BOBCATSSS symposium in Porto, Portugal. –> report on conference activities
August: poster „Bridges for Babylon” at the World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council in Québec, Canada. –> coverage about the conference in this blog starting here
June: poster „Brücken für Babylon” at the 97th German Library Conference in Mannheim, Germany.
March: poster „Open Access zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit“ at the 3rd Leipzig Conference for Information and Library in Leipzig, Germany.
January: presentation „Open Access between Request and Reality“ at the the 15th BOBCATSSS symposium in Prague, Czech Republic.