Views to Mt Kenya

Our #LibrarianCommute feature from week 1 of the program proved to be quite popular so we are continuing to feature stories as they come in. Today’s post is from Carol Mwaura, our ILN Ambassador to Kenya. I work 10 minutes walk from my place. I leave the house  at 7:45 A.M and 10 min later am […]


Today’s guest post comes to us from Khayala Khalilova from ADA University in Azerbaijan:  On the 1st and 3rd of September ADA University Library held an orientation for first year students. The aim of the Orientation was to give brief and important information to the new students about ADA University Library and its rules. Orientation consisted of […]

Information Literacy

Want to learn more about Information Literacy but not sure where to start? The CILIP Information Literacy Group runs a website that is an incredibly rich resource on the topic. The Information Literacy website explores how Information Literacy connects with a range of sectors, including health, education and special libraries. It also has a blog […]

Training by stealth

When I was in library school I learned that information literacy is something that is taught in classes and seminars, by professional librarians to small or large groups of clients. While the content of information literacy training varied, what was made clear in the model I was presented with was that a client knew when […]

Photo: '2012-240 #6WordMission' by Denise Krebs CC-BY-2.0

As library and information professionals, we often find ourselves in the role of teacher, helping library clients master information skills.Some of us are full-time teachers – a qualified teacher librarian, or an academic teaching new librarians in library school. But even many of us who are formal educators, find ourselves teaching at work all the time. […]

Khazar 5

Today’s postcard comes to us from Gulshan Mehdiyeva the Head of the Library Information Center at Khazar University in Azerbaijan: Khazar University holds the largest library collection among private universities and the largest collection in the English language in Azerbaijan. Khazar University Library Information Center (LIC) collects printed and electronic materials in Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, […]

Photo credit: Optician Training. Used with permission under CC BY 2.0

Ensuring professional training is up to date and relevant is crucial for any profession and we’ve looked at a few aspects of this over the past 2 weeks. There have been lots of studies, trend reports and predictions about the future of LIS education and we’ve rounded up a few recent ones here: In 2013, […]


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