Today’s post comes from our Australian Country Ambassador, Jenny Mustey. Campaspe Regional Library is in northern Victoria and serves a regional population of over 35,000 spread across more than 4,500 square kilometres. Just recently I attended a conference and many of the sessions that were enthusiastically presented were about games and gaming and their place in […]


Please join us on Thursday 2 April at 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight time (check here to convert this to your local time) for a twitter chat on the topic of Games and Libraries. Not sure what a twitter chat is? We want to hear what you do in your library, whether it’s the one you […]

We’d like to offer our congratulations to ILN program participant Lorna Eguia, who was recently named in the Library Journal Movers and Shakers list for 2015 in the category of Community Builders – and is the first Filipino to be named to this prestigious list! We’d love you to read more about Lorna’s work. We […]


This week’s discussion topic will look at the connection between libraries and games – this seems to be as varied as the types of libraries themselves. From a traditional focus on board games to the rise of Minecraft in libraries, there is something in this topic for most of us. I remember as an 8 […]

Anne Hocking at Willoughby Public Library - photo courtesy of the author

For the final post in our discussion topic around different types of libraries, we’ve invited ILN supporter Anne Hocking to write about her experiences working in different sectors. Anne has worked in university, public and state libraries (closely related to national libraries), and has worked in libraries big and small. We asked Anne to tell us […]

Bridgette Hendrix - photo courtesy of the author

As part of our discussion of different types of libraries around the world, we thought we’d get the perspective of someone that works for libraries, rather than in one. Bridgette Hendrix is an ILN participant and long-time supporter, and is the convenor for the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG). On top of all that, […]

ILN meetup at ACRL2015 in Portland - photo courtesy of Karen Sobel

Yesterday there was a small meetup of ILN participants and supporters, held during the ACRL2015 conference in Portland, United States. While none of the ILN Directors could be there (Australia is a long way away!), ILN participant Karen Sobel did a great job of organising the event and welcoming all present. In true ILN tradition, […]

"Melk - Abbey - Library" by Emgonzalez - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

To continue our exploration of different types of libraries, we’re going to look now at special libraries. Special library is a broad term that in practice gathers up all the libraries that don’t fit into other categories. They are not public or national libraries, and they’re not school or university libraries. The term usually refers […]

Photo: Warrington Perambulating Library - Public Domain image sourced from WikiCommons

Mobile libraries occupy an interesting niche in the library world. Usually offering similar (though often smaller scale) services as a public library (though mobile school and special libraries do exist too) – mobile libraries are defined by their clients. If a community is unable to go to the library, mobile libraries exist to bring the […]

We’re very excited to announce that the International Librarians Network is now incorporated as a not for profit association, under the laws of New South Wales, Australia. This is a big deal for us as the program directors, and we wanted to share the news with our community. What does this mean? It means that the ILN […]


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