My Library Hero: Sandra Singh

Today’s post comes to us from Cate Carlyle, the ILN’s Ambassador to Canada: I have never met my library hero. My library hero can be found on the opposite side of the country and is responsible for the third largest public library system in Canada, Vancouver Public Library (VPL). I have followed Sandra Singh’s career, […]

Banned books week and intellectual freedom

Generally speaking, libraries and librarians are for intellectual freedom and access to information, and against censorship. Over the years we’ve touched on censorship a number of times here on the ILN blog, but it’s Banned Books Week in the USA at the moment so it’s timely to raise it again. Statements on intellectual freedom are […]

My Library Hero: Vicki McDonald

Today’s post was sent to us by an anonymous member of the ILN community:  Vicki McDonald is a visionary. This is most obvious in the libraries which she has brought to life. In her former position as Associate Director at QUT Library she executed the redesign of Kelvin Grove Library, creating a colourful space that […]

My Library Hero: Dr. Dilara Begum

Today’s post comes to us from Shaharima Parvin, the ILN’s Ambassador to Bangladesh:   Ten years ago, I heard her name, her working capabilities as well as her personality from one of my teachers. Since then, I have been trying to follow her activities, suggestions and many more. Now, she is my manager. I am talking about […]

My Library Hero: John Murrell

Today’s post comes to us from Jenny Mustey, the ILN’s Ambassador to Australia:  We recently lost a library hero, one of the good guys.  The hero title is fitting for John Murrell (although he would definitely have not accepted this notion) as he was greatly admired, he held numerous fine qualities and was so brave […]

My Library Hero: Cathy Zdonawicz

Today’s post comes to us from one of our community members, Fiona Blackburn: Professionalism, persistence and achievement – four years with a manuscript collection When Cathy Zdanowicz got a contract as Archives Officer here at the Australian institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, she had a library technician qualification but no archiving experience. […]

Send us a postcard!

post card stamp by Tony&Wayne. Used with permission CC BY-NC 2.0   One of our more popular series of posts is the postcards that tell us more about the wide variety of libraries we work and study in and we love seeing the stories and your reactions to them in the comments. Would you like […]

My Library Hero: Dr. Alex Byrne

Today’s post was written by Kate Byrne one of the ILN co-founders and the Director of Technical Operations.  Who is Dr. Alex Byrne?  Dr. Alex Byrne is widely respected as one of the most accomplished senior librarians in Australia. He served as University Librarian at both the Northern Territory University and the University of Technology Sydney […]

My Library Hero: Isabel Sánchez

Today’s post comes to us from María García-Puente, the ILN’s Ambassador for Spain:  I used to go to the public library when I was a child. She was the librarian at this public library. She showed me how to feel a book, she introduced me to many authors and titles, she was the person who […]

My Library Hero: Dr. Victoria Okojie

Today’s Library Hero was nominated by  Helen Nneka Okpala  E-Serials Librarian at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Thank you for sharing your library hero with our community! Who is Dr. Victoria Okojie? Her name is Dr. Victoria Okojie. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Library and Information Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in […]