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 […]

Discussion Topic: My Library Hero

We all have library heroes, every day librarians who have inspired us to be better at what we do. For our next discussion topic, we wanted to take some time to talk about  some of the amazing librarians around the world who have inspired us and share their wonderful achievements. Library Heroes come in many […]

What challenges does your library face? Professional advocacy and shrinking budgets

Today’s guest post on challenges in libraries comes from Cate Carlyle, the ILN Ambassador for Canada.   I manage the Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax Nova Scotia, a “university town” of 943,002 people (2015). The Mount is a medium sized institution and is one of 10 universities in the […]

Discussion topic: what challenges does your library face?

Welcome to the next discussion topic in our peer mentoring program. For this topic we’re going to look at the challenges faced in libraries. These may be individual challenges, or challenges faced by your organisation. One purpose of the ILN is to expand our participants’ perception of their profession across international borders. One way of […]