21st February, the background history of becoming ‘International Mother Language Day’ and a proposal of establishing ‘Ekushe Corner’ at every library of the world.

Today’s article comes to us from Tahur Ahmed, Library Circulation Officer at the East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Language movement is a historical part of Bangladesh. In 1947 India and Pakistan gained independence from Great Britain. Two new state born in the world map. Pakistan was decided Urdu will be their state language. One thing is […]

My Library Hero: Mary Thomas

Today’s post was a late addition to the My Library Hero discussion topic we featured during our last round. It comes to us from  Franky Ip, a recent graduate of MSc (Information Management) programme jointly offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong and the Charles Sturt University. […]

Guest Post: Library as a Tree of Life to Academic Libraries

    Information scientists believe that library literature and documents have the power to transform lives and that quality of information will always matter than quantity. Libraries gather the ideas and knowledge of great thinkers and scholars. Therefore I base on the above statement to boldly proclaim that in modern world “a Library is a tree of life”. […]

Guest post: Reaching out with a ‘Holiday Reading Bag!’

Today’s post comes to us from Anita Vandenberghe an Information Specialist at the Goodfellow Centre – Idea Central at Saint Kentigern College. Anita has shared with us a great promotional activity they ran at her library. Thanks Anita! Our College has over 300 staff members and it is not always easy to get them to our Library. Most staff […]

‘Hijabi Girl’, the Librarian & the Author

Today’s post comes to us from Australian children’s book author, Hazel Edwards O.A.M. Thank you Hazel for sharing this lovely story!  As an author, I’m a fan of librarians, especially after our ‘Hijabi Girl’ launch at Craigieburn Library, in Victoria (Aus). This area has 160 languages in the municipality and often IN the library. Muslim librarian Ozge […]

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 […]

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. […]