Reflection: A Year in review – Clare McKenzie

My ILN ‘year in review’ coincides nicely with the end of my first year working at the University of Wollongong Library. The beginning of December is my anniversary of coming here to work and it’s a good time to look back over 2016, both personally and professionally. Personally it’s been both rewarding and challenging. My […]

Discussion topic: Reflection and Review

Congratulations to all of our current program participants! You have reached the final stage of  the program. We hope that over the last four months you’ve learned something new about another part of the world, and about libraries. We hope that  you were able to share experiences and ideas with your ILN partner. Most of […]

The International Librarians Network is taking a break

In the four years since the ILN was founded we have run 8 rounds of the ILN’s peer mentoring program, providing unique professional development, networking and mentoring experiences to over 5,500 participants from 133 countries. We have also reached countless more library professionals through our website and social media activities.  The growth of the ILN over the last […]

Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t […]

Sustainability and libraries: little free libraries

Earlier this year we featured a post from our Canadian Country Ambassador, Cate Carlyle on the little free library she has established at the front of her house. Little free libraries meet lots of community needs, many of which Cate highlighted in her post. However, I was delighted to find whole Pinterest boards devoted to […]

Postcard: Brazilian Federal Senate Library

Today’s postcard comes to us from one of our community members Edilenice Passos. Thank you for sharing this lovely library:  The Virtual Network of Libraries  – RVBI, coordinated by the Brazilian Federal Senate Library, comprises twelve libraries of the federal public administration and of the Federal District government, of the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches, with their […]

Sustainability and libraries: staff matters

We’ve looked at the themes of ‘proving our worth’ and the future of libraries and librarian education in the past, but it’s worth revisiting here in the context of sustainability of our libraries, services and staff. In a paper from the IFLA conference in 2011, Peter Genovese and Patricia Albanese from Global Library Consulting in the […]