Šoreiz piedāvājam Igaunijas jauno speciālistu rakstu par to, kā notiek jauno speciālistu kluba izveide Igaunijā. Lietuvas jauno speciālistu rakstu varat lasīt šeit. Mūsu sadarbība izveidojusies vairāk kā gadu atpakaļ, kad aicinājām jaunos speciālistus no Lietuvas un Igaunijas uz 4CanGurus Preiļos un Latvijas bibliotekāru 11. kongresu.
In the winter of 2013 the Estonian Librarians Associations (ELA) Special Libraries Section had their annual meeting and the discussion about ELA became very emotional, especially, when it came to young professionals and their involvement in the development of librarianship and information work. After the meeting Liina Tamm asked her friends, who worked as information specialists, how they feel about ELA. The answers were not good at all – young professionals were not motivated to participate in ELA, because they felt, that no-one listened to them and that the organization itself was ancient. Afterwards Liina presented the opinion of this little group of people to the board of ELA in spring 2013. The discussion with ELA about the future goals in terms of young professionals was very difficult, because of the different understandings about how things should work and what kind of support the novices need.
In spring 2014 Brigitta Kivisaar and Jaana Roos were professionally getting in touch with Latvian and Lithuanian young professionals, participating at an event called “4CanGurus” held in Preiļi, Latvia. Young librarians from both countries already had their own sections, during the event Latvian colleagues motivated Brigitta and Jaana to establish a section also in Estonia.
So it was only a matter of time, when those three met for cooperation. Therefore, ELA made the suggestion to create a special unit to ELA for the young professionals, so in 1th of May 2014 the ELA’s Young Professionals Club was founded.
Pirms kāda laika izveidojām lielisku sadarbību ar jaunajiem bibliotekāriem no Lietuvas un Igaunijas. Ieteicām, ka arī viņiem ir jāveido sava jauno speciālistu kustība, uzaicinājām viņus ciemos uz 4CanGurus Preiļos, kā arī vēlāk uz Latvijas bibliotekāru 11. kongresu. Vēlējāmies uzzināt, kā viņiem veicas, tāpēc aicinājām par to pastāstīt mūsu blogā. Šodien Lietuvas jauno speciālistu raksts, bet nākamnedēļ varēsiet iepazīties Igaunijas jauno speciālistu rakstu.
The Lithuanian Librarians Young Professionals Section (LLYPS) was founded at the beginning of 2014 as a sign of spring coming back to our land. Lithuania already had the Lithuanian Library Association, which was founded in 1931, but our young specialists were left to be alone with lack of development of skills in their specialty. The spring of 2014 has brought some fresh air into Lithuanian librarians life and the hope for our new specialists to become more qualified and self-confident in their profession. For the idea to found such LLYPS we should thank our colleagues and neighbors from Latvia – the New Professionals Section of the Library Association of Latvia. According to the project “Establishing the new library and information professionals’ network in the Baltic states” which was done by colleagues from Latvia, two young representatives were invited to participate in the new professionals conference “4CanGurus”, which was held in Preiļi (Latvia). To sum up, this was the birth of LLYPS, which was founded after this conference and partnership with our young colleagues from Latvia.
The very first year was really dynamic and productive for the beginning of LLYPS. The first representative of LLYPS was appointed – Ignacas Kislauskas from the Klaipėda University Library. However, a lot work was done by Alma Masevičienė from the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania to strengthen LLYPS. The number of LLYPS members was rapidly growing during the first year from a couple of members in the beginning of the year, we have reached almost 60. At the end of this year we have elected the new chief representative of LLYPS. Now it’s Eglė Grigaitė from the Kaunas District Public Library. All our news and communication between LLYPS members is organised through our own e-mail system, Facebook group, and on website page.
In the summer some members of LLYPS were responsible for the big cycling enthusiast event – Cycling for Libraries “Baltic Star 2014”. These members had to prepare for cycling by making a route from Plungė till Kaunas.
The international conference for students of social sciences will take place in Riga, Latvia at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia from 15th to 17th March 2012. Theme of the conference: “National Identity: Time, Place, People”. Students of the social sciences will represent various countries, ensure active mutual communication among students, researchers, teaching staff and practitioners, and promote integrated interdisciplinary dialogue for research on different social issues.
Three members of the New Professionals Section of the Library Association of Latvia and also students of the Faculty of Social Sciences – Margarita Dankova, Sanita Malēja and Madara Vīlipa – will present their paper “Emotions in e-motion” on how use of emoticons influences computer mediated communication. The research is based on workshop conducted at the international symposium BOBCATSSS 2012 in Amsterdam.
С 15 по 17 марта на факультете социальных наук Латвийского университета будет проходить международная студенческая конференция, темой которой является «Национальная идентичность: время, место, люди». В конференции примут участие представители не только разных стран, но и различных областей социальных наук, таким образом способствуя активной коммуникации между студентами, учеными, преподавательским составом и практиками, а также диалогу по вопросам исследований различных социальных проблем.
В этой конференции примут участие представители Секции новых специалистов Ассоциации библиотекарей Латвии – Маргарита Данкова, Санита Малея и Мадара Вилипа. Они представят публике свой реферат “Emotions in e-motion” («Эмоции в электронной среде») посвященный использованию пиктограмм, изображающих эмоции (эмотиконов; смайликов) и их влиянию на электронную коммуникацию. Данное исследование основано на семинаре, который участницы провели на международной конференции BOBCATSSS 2012 в Амстердаме.