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 […]

Visualising digital collections

How do we represent our digital collections? Traditional print collections are easy enough to display creatively and in a way that encourages discovery over search if you have the room.  There are also many suppliers of cool shelving and funky display alternatives if you have the budget for it. Displaying (and making discoverable) digital collections is […]

Commuting around the world

As our new round of ILN partnerships get underway, we have been asking participants to share stories and pictures from their regular trip between home and place of work or study. Here’s a round up of commuting stories from around the world that we’ve put together here at ILN Central: In Copenhagen, Denmark, around 50% of […]

A peek behind the curtain

As our ILN community is aware, we recently closed applications for the next round of our peer mentoring program. There’s a period of two to three weeks between closing applications and sending out emails introducing participants to their new partner. This is an incredibly busy period for us, and it’s what I’m doing as I write this. The […]

Share your LIS education stories with us

We’re busy behind the scenes here at the ILN getting ready to launch the next round of the program in a week’s time. Coming up during the next round will be a discussion topic on Library and Information Science (LIS) education and we’d really love to hear stories from some current students or very recent […]

Beating writers block

Here at the ILN, we like to try and keep new content coming on a regular basis, so that you, our readers will always have a fresh and interesting reason to come back and visit us and be part of our international community. Sometimes the responsibility of coming up with another blog post (or at work, another […]

High tech to retro cool

At what seems like opposite ends of the technology scale, this week I read about a tablet that’s been designed specifically for library lending, that will hopefully end some of the difficulties libraries face lending out tablets that are set up to work best with a single user. The tablets come pre-loaded with content and personal information […]

Applications now open for the next round of the ILN

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 mid-August 2015. The ILN peer mentoring program […]

Guest post: a postcard from Olvera, Spain

Today’s guest post comes from ILN participant Remedios Palma. Remedios copied us on an email he sent to his partner that contained the most gorgeous photo of his town, so we asked him to tell us a bit about it. It has certainly fed our travel bug – anyone fancy a trip to Spain?! A […]