IFLA M&M Section Management Skill Building Blog

  • Coaching and mentoring – Ulrike Lang, Almuth Gastinger
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Developing Library Leaders of the Future – Barbara Schultz-Jones, Kendra Albright
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Training and professional development –  Joan Weeks,  Anya Feltreuter 
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Facing Fiscal Challenges – Chama Mpundy Mfula, Sandy Hirsh
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Remote Workers – David Byrne, Tina Haglund
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Community engagement throughout the pandemic – Maggie Farrell, Anne Barnhart
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Dealing with the ‘infodemic’ -Ellie Valentine, Karin Finer
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Remote Services – Elsa de Almeida Valente, Sabrina Celi
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Managing employee (and your) morale – Ida Kelemen, Alberta Comer
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Keeping communication open – Jeannie Bail, Catharina Isberg
    This blog post is part of a series of posts from the ninth Knowledge Café, held during the 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 26-29, 2022.  The session was co-sponsored by the Knowledge Management Section and the Continuous Professional Development and Workplace Learning […]
  • Toxic and dysfunctional workplace
    As part of the CPDWL Podcast Project there is a new conversation published featuring IFLA Knowledge Management Section Chair Spencer Acadia and Fran Holyoke. Both talk about how libraries can be toxic and strategies in managing difficult workplaces. The podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/ifla-cpdwl/episodes/S3E5-Spencer-Acadia-and-Fran-Holyoke-e1pd26k This Podcast episode […]
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  • Managing skills when GOING GREEN, GREEN GREENER, WITH TRUE MARKETING
    By Christie Koontz, School of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA Knowledge and implementation of marketing principles and practices, and strategic planning (the process of developing a well-sculpted mission, goals, and objectives) are 21st century mainstays.  Most organizations rely on both for success.  But success can be […]
  • Management during a City Expo and an innovative journey – Example from Helsingborg Sweden
    How do you manage during a 35 day long city fair which is the result of a 3 year long innovation journey? And what skills do you need to have in order to manage this? From May 30 till July 3 there sure was a buzz in the […]
  • Library Managers Around the World – Leslie Weir
    This is a summary of the interview with Ms Leslie Weir, National Librarian and Archivist of Canada. In February 2022, the IFLA Management & Marketing Section organized a webinar “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Library Managers around the World”. The webinar shared interviews with library managers from around the […]
  • Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide- IFLA MLAS & IFLA NPSIG webinar series
    This blog post gives a summary of the MLAS & IFLA NPSIG webinar series. The summary is written by Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant, IFLA MLAS Webinar Series Coordinator IFLA’s Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) launched a new webinar series to […]
  • Library Managers Around the World – Anya Feltreuter
    This is a summary of the interview with Ms Anya Feltreuter, Library Director, Mjölby Sweden. Chair of the Management & Marketing Standing Committee 2019-2023. In February 2022, the IFLA Management & Marketing Section organized a webinar “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Library Managers around the World”. The webinar shared […]
  • Library Managers Around the World – Ezio Neyra
    This is a summary of the interview with Mr. Ezio Neyra, Chair of the Department of Literature at the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile, and former institutional head of the National Library of Peru (2020-2021). In February 2022, the IFLA Management & Marketing Section organized a webinar “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: […]
  • Library Managers Around the World – Andrew Ojulong
    This is a summary of the interview with Mr. Andrew Ojulong, University Librarian, Lira University in Uganda. In February 2022, the IFLA Management & Marketing Section organized a webinar “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Library Managers around the World”. The webinar shared interviews with library managers from around the […]
  • Library Managers around the World – Dr. Jianzhong Wu
    This is a summary of the interview with  Dr. Jianzhong Wu , Director of University of Macau Library, Macao, China. In February 2022, the IFLA Management & Marketing Section organized a webinar “Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Library Managers around the World”. The webinar shared interviews with library […]
  • About This Blog
    This is a blog from the IFLA Management & Marketing Section. The Management Skill Building Blog focus on building and sharing management skills among library professionals, in line with the need in the physical, digital and hybrid working environment. The blog is developed so managers and professionals on […]