Photo: Polaroid Camera (like Instagram-Icon) CC-BY Adrian Korte

If you haven’t discovered it yet, you must check out the New York Public Library on Instagram. They are curating an awesome feed full of gorgeous pictures related to the library. They have a great series about all the things you can do at the library and a fun project to ‘recover’ the classics. A great series […]

Photo: 'Autumn in Canberra (4)' by Prescott Pym CC-BY-NC-2.0

We’ve featured a few sites before that talk about the many strange questions we get asked in libraries. So this recent post from Sue Green on the National Library of Australia blog caught our eye. Sue shared the top 5 most unusual questions she had been asked on the foyer information desk at the National […]

Olvera - image supplied by the author

Today’s guest post comes from ILN participant Remedios Palma. Remedios copied us on an email he sent to his partner that contained the most gorgeous photo of his town, so we asked him to tell us a bit about it. It has certainly fed our travel bug – anyone fancy a trip to Spain?! A […]

Meet here by Joe Shalbotnik used under Creative Commons License CC BY 2.0

A quick reminder that there’s an ILN meetup in San Francisco tomorrow for all ILN past and current participants, as well as anyone interested in the program or, well, just anyone interested in international connections. Time: 6pm-7:30pm (or longer if we’re having a good time) (Local San Francisco time) Date: Sunday 28th June Place: OneUP […]


The American Library Association’s Annual Conference has just started. Or at least, I think it has. There are so many preconferences that it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that the ‘real’ even starts – but the city is crawling with librarians, the exhibitions are open and I have a glass of wine in my […]

Photo: 'Blog' by Christian Schnettelker CC-BY-2.0

Many of us have had the experience of starting a blog, full of ideas to write about – only to find our time and energy dry up. To counteract this feeling, a few years ago, a handful of librarians in Australia decided to get together and start a daily blogging challenge for the month of […]


Carol is the ILN Country Ambassador for Kenya and has recently had the very challenging experience of establishing a university library from scratch. Carol has shared her story with us here: Second job interview and finally I got the job!!! Its moving jobs, I am excited but wait, its setting up a University Library, I […]


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