Monthly discussion part 2: what now?

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Welcome to part two of our February discussion topic.

As we mentioned in part one, this is the final month of round 1 of the ILN. We asked you to focus your discussions on reflecting what you’ve learnt by participating in the program; now we want you to think about what your next steps are. Some questions you might want to ask your partner include:

  • What changes have you or will you make to the way you work, based on your experience with the ILN?
  • Has your approach to professional development changed? Will it?
  • What will you do to continue developing your international network?

At the end of this month your formal partnership  will automatically dissolve. However, just because the formal part of your partnership ends doesn’t mean your connection has to.  You may wish to stay in touch with your partner outside of the formal program, and if so, please tell your partner and talk about how that might work.

Finally, think about whether you would like to continue on with the ILN. We’d like to invite all our participants to enrol in the next round of the ILN, by completing the application form – applications close on the 20th February.Please note that if you do wish to re-enrol in the ILN you are required to complete a new form – your preferences may have changed based on your experience in the program.

Thank you to all our program participants; we really hope to see you again in a future round of the International Librarians Network!

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  1. Surely joining ILN has changed me professionally especially learning approaches to LIS issues through the discussions and understanding what happens in the working environment of my partner.
    I am looking forward to strengthening the progress of ILN in bringing together library professionals to share insights and working relations through networking and bringing forward young librarians to be sponsored by their Institutions to attend conferences especially IFLA, CILIP, EMRA/OCLC etc so that they are able to advance their career development

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