The International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program was a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks which operated from 2013 to 2016. The founders believe that innovation and inspiration can cross borders, and that spreading our networks beyond our home countries can make us better at what we do.
Participants in the program were matched with others outside their country, based on the information they provided to the ILN. Partnerships were made for a fixed term, and during this period the partnerships were supported by regular contact and discussion points led by the ILN. Supported partnerships have an end date, however it envisioned that participants would develop a widening network of ongoing, independent professional relationships.
The International Librarians Network was run by volunteers all around the world.
While the ILN enjoyed the support of many esteemed professional and commercial bodies worldwide, it was run independently.