Mindfulness and Librarianship

Libraries are quiet places. Mostly. You might wonder how a person working in such an environment, surrounded by recreational and other information can be stressed. Information overload, user demands and shrinking resources have made the day to day lives of many information professionals similar to walking a tightrope. Mindfulness as defined by Merriam Webster is, […]

Braille and Libraries

I can only imagine how difficult it would be in this digital age for people with vision impairments, and how they would be at a huge risk of getting ‘left behind’. I recently read an article by CNet on an ‘Instant Braille translator [that] can fit in your hand‘. This little invention is pretty amazing: […]

We want you to write for the ILN!

The International Librarians Network loves to feature blog posts that showcase the wonderful and varied world of the ILN community. We welcome contributions of short articles to be published on our blog. We accept two types of articles: Send us a postcard We want to know more about you and your libraries and workplaces. So we […]

Guest post: Mobility for young Swiss librarians in European libraries and archives

Today’s guest post comes from Britta Biederman, Head Librarian at the Institute of Sociology Library, University of Zurich. Britta is the manager of a program that sends students from vocational library training programs to libraries and archives around Europe for internships. Britta met with ILN Director Alyson Dalby in Copenhagen in 2016 to talk about […]

How to say ‘no’

If you’re like me, you want to say ‘yes’ to everything. You may crave new opportunities to learn and grow your career, or you may be a bit cautious of saying ‘no’ in case it reflects badly on you and you’re never offered the opportunity again. However, you can’t always say ‘yes’. Taking on too […]

Why I Became a Librarian

Two words: my mom. Growing up in various small towns in upstate New York, my mother worked in numerous libraries – sometimes to bring in added income to our family of seven (8 or 9, if you count our various furry family members throughout the years), and sometimes just as a volunteer to help keep […]

We want you! To write for the ILN

The International Librarians Network loves to feature blog posts that showcase the wonderful and varied world of the ILN community. We welcome contributions of short articles to be published on our blog. We accept two types of articles: Send us a postcard We want to know more about you and your libraries and workplaces. So we […]

The Lang Library: A priceless treasure

The Lang Library, is one of the oldest public libraries in western India. It was established in the year 1856 in Rajkot, a city in the present-day state of Gujarat. The library has undergone many changes in its nomenclature, and is currently called as Arvindbhai Maniyar Library. It was set up in the memory of […]