Taking the stage at NLS8

Well, we’re excited! This coming weekend, the ILN founders Kate, Alyson and Clare are presenting our first ever keynote address at NLS8. The New Librarian’s Symposium (NLS) is an Australian conference series aimed at students and new grads, but everyone is made very welcome, regardless of age or stage. It’s designed to be a safe place […]

We want you to write for the ILN!

The International Librarians Network loves to feature blog posts that showcase the wonderful and varied world of the ILN community. We welcome contributions of short articles to be published on our blog. We accept two types of articles: Send us a postcard We want to know more about you and your libraries and workplaces. So we […]

Guest Post: Keep Calm and Color on

Today’s post comes to us from one of our community members Daniela Machtinger. Thanks Daniela! I would like to tell you about a nice project that you might find interesting our Keep Calm and Color On Project. I am working as an Academic Librarian in the Reference and Instruction department at The Brender-Moss Library for Social […]

Postcard: Reflections from UNC Libraries

Today’s postcard comes from one of our wonderful volunteers, Jacqueline Solis:  Working in an administrative role in an academic library requires that me to focus much of my thinking on how the library supports students success, how we can demonstrate our value and impact on the university, and what the future holds for the use […]

Postcard: King Edward VI School LIbrary

Today’s postcard comes to us from one of our community members, Lesley Watts. Thanks Lesley! I am School Librarian at King Edward VI School. Here is a picture I took this morning of my previous library. It is the Guildhall at King Edward VI School in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare went to school. […]

Guest post: Libros para Pueblos

Today’s post comes to us from one of our wonderful volunteers, Cate Carlyle: In our chaotic and often confusing world it is heartening to know that there are organizations quietly working away at changing lives, led by incredibly passionate people intent on giving back. Libros para Pueblos is such an organization. Dedicated to “partnering with […]

Postcard: Biblioteca Centro Studi Americani

Today’s postcard comes to us from Sara Ammenti at the Biblioteca, Centro Studi Americani. Thank you Sara! As one of the major centers for American studies in Europe, the Library of the Center for American Studies in Rome was founded by an American author and Risorgimento scholar, who lived in Italy from 1898 until his death, […]

Guest post: Mobility for young Swiss librarians in European libraries and archives

Today’s guest post comes from Britta Biederman, Head Librarian at the Institute of Sociology Library, University of Zurich. Britta is the manager of a program that sends students from vocational library training programs to libraries and archives around Europe for internships. Britta met with ILN Director Alyson Dalby in Copenhagen in 2016 to talk about […]

The Future of the ILN

To our cherished community, It is with mixed emotions we write to let you know that after several months of careful consideration we have decided to discontinue the ILN’s peer mentoring program. It has been over four years since we developed an idea for a program where librarians could ‘meet’ fellow professionals from other parts […]