Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

On April 12, 2016 the beloved children’s author and librarian, Beverly Cleary, will turn 100. She has been a passionate force in librarianship and children’s literature for as long as most of us can remember. How many of us grew up reading Henry Huggins or every Ramona book we could get our hands on? What makes Ms. Cleary […]

The Nomad Librarian

Early in my career, I took it upon myself to learn all I could about every aspect of a library – Circulation, Reference and Instruction, Cataloging, Special Collections and Administration. It was important to me, as an emerging librarian, to envision the library as an organic whole – not disparate departments within the same building. […]

QUTISG announces winners of the Health Librarianship Essentials Scholarship

You might recall that a few weeks ago, we called for applications from the ILN community for a scholarship to the QUT Information Studies Group’s upcoming Health Librarianship Essentials online course. We apologise it’s taken a little longer than planned, but the QUT team received a huge number of applications for the scholarship and have […]

That “A-ha” Moment

One of the things I love about being a librarian is working with students and sharing in their “a-ha” moments. Whether it is in an instruction session, during a research consultation or at the reference desk, I find it enthralling to witness the dawning of new insights. I grew up in libraries. My mother is […]

Emojis: annoying symbol or emerging language?

The emoticon or ‘emoji’ (meaning picture character in Japanese) has recently been elevated in status from mere entertaining image, to language. Sam Wallman has created an interesting webcomic for the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne Australia, discussing whether the emoji is a legitimate form of language. Whether you love them or hate them it seems the […]

Only 1 week left to apply for the QUT Scholarship to the Health Librarianship Essentials course

Reminder: There is only 1 week left to apply for your chance to win this amazing scholarship from the QUT Information Studies group! Don’t miss out!  The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Information Studies Group is generously offering one lucky member of the International Librarians Network community a scholarship for their next Heath Librarianship Essentials […]

ILN announces partnership with ALA’s International Relations Round Table

We’re very pleased to announce a formal partnership between the ILN and the American Library Association’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT). IRRT have been supporting the ILN informally for some time, by helping get the word out about our program and by welcoming ILN Director Alyson Dalby to speak at the IRRT International Papers Program at […]

Join our team: ILN volunteer positions are now available

Love the ILN? Want to contribute to the library and information profession? Then join our team! The International Librarians Network is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from around the globe. Our volunteers donate not only their time but their valuable expertise to ensure the ILN remains a global leader in international peer-mentoring. Without […]