Tell us about your Library Hero!

We all have library heroes, every day librarians who have inspired us to be better at what we do. We want to showcase some of the amazing librarians around the world and share their wonderful achievements.  So we are asking you to tell us about your library hero! To take part, please send us a […]

Applications are now open: New round begins August 2016

Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in late August  2016. The ILN peer mentoring program […]

WiderNet and the eGranary Digital Library

I recently spoke with Cliff Missen, founder of WiderNet about his non-profit organization and the services it provides. WiderNet began in 2000 with the goal of improving digital communications in developing countries. WiderNet distributes digital library and research materials through the eGranary Digital Library, trains computer technicians, advises decision-makers and administrators, provides cutting-edge research on […]

Postcard: Sindh Madresstul Islam University

Today’s postcard comes from Nasrullah Jamali. Thanks Nasrullah! I am working as a Assistant Librarian in Sindh Madresstul Islam University Karachi Sindh Pakistan. Sindh Madresstul Islam University is the alma matter of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. It is very oldest university of Pakistan. Its building is made in 1885 and the […]

Librarian Workshops – Cementing the future of libraries

Today’s post comes to us from our community member Sandy Brandt. You can find Sandy on Twitter as @Libsandy. Thanks Sandy! The obvious advantage of attending workshops is investment in your career. It also fortifies the future of libraries, since library users benefit from a revitalised you (and your service) and consequently keep returning. As […]

Guest Post: Maslow got it wrong…

Today’s post comes to us from Kathleen Smeeton, Associate Lecturer with our Foundation Technology Sponsor the Queensland University of Technology’s Information Studies Group:  There’s a concept that lots of us either heard about at school, or have encountered somewhere during our lives, and most of us take it for granted. It’s Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. […]

Rethinking Mentoring: Meet Jenny and Rose

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share a case study between two participants:  It is difficult to demonstrate […]

Rethinking Mentoring: What impact does the ILN have on participants?

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share the impact the ILN has on participants in the program:  At […]

Rethinking Mentoring – ILN publishes research report

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. The report is based on assessment of the ILN’s highly successful mentoring program, which has included more than 4,500 […]