MONTHLY DISCUSSION: READING AND WRITING

Our monthly discussion topic for May is all about reading and writing, which brings to mind one of my favourite quotes from Alice in Wonderland: ‘Reeling and writing of course, to begin with,’ the Mock Turtle replied, ‘and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification and derision.’ What we want to know this month is  how […]

Monthly discussion: What is international librarianship?

What is international librarianship? In thinking about writing this post, we came across this definition from 1974 and present it here as a starting point for some discussion. The first question then is this: Is a definition nearly 40 years old still relevant in a rapidly moving profession? “International librarianship consists of activities carried out […]

Monthly discussion: Getting started

On a rainy Sydney Saturday a few weeks ago, the ILN team sat down to match up all the participants in the pilot project. This was a very exciting moment for us, sorting through all our applicants and trying to find someone from a different country that would meet some or all of their expressed […]

Ready, set, go! Pilot program gets underway

The pilot program is just about off and running! Participants have been matched and over the next few days, we will be sending each person contact information for their program partner. While we tried to meet all the requests of our applicants for their preferred partner, in some cases this wasn’t possible. However, we ask […]