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 […]

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 […]

Postcard: Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia

Today’s postcard was sent to us by Mónica Alejandra Torres González from Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Grupo Colecciones y Servicios. Thanks Mónica! This library has 240 years. It was founded on January 9th of 1777. His actual building (that appears in the images) was founded on July 20th of 1938. In this building began the TV in Colombia. […]

21st February, the background history of becoming ‘International Mother Language Day’ and a proposal of establishing ‘Ekushe Corner’ at every library of the world.

Today’s article comes to us from Tahur Ahmed, Library Circulation Officer at the East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Language movement is a historical part of Bangladesh. In 1947 India and Pakistan gained independence from Great Britain. Two new state born in the world map. Pakistan was decided Urdu will be their state language. One thing is […]

Postcard: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts

Today’s postcard comes to us from Jim Kelly, Humanities Research Services Librarian at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts. Thanks Jim! I’ve just finished a very enjoyable and highly informative semester paired with a librarian from South Africa. This is certainly a program worthy of its name and one which librarians at all stages of their […]

Libraries and 2030 Agenda: key partners for development

Today’s post comes to us from Sandra Dias, one of our dedicated volunteers: Portugal First National Meeting of Public Libraries for 2030 Agenda The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda defines as a commitment for sustainable development 17 new universal goals that can be deployed in concrete projects to be developed by libraries. The International Federation of […]