Taking the stage at NLS8

Well, we’re excited! This coming weekend, the ILN founders Kate, Alyson and Clare are presenting our first ever keynote address at NLS8. The New Librarian’s Symposium (NLS) is an Australian conference series aimed at students and new grads, but everyone is made very welcome, regardless of age or stage. It’s designed to be a safe place […]

The Future of the ILN

To our cherished community, It is with mixed emotions we write to let you know that after several months of careful consideration we have decided to discontinue the ILN’s peer mentoring program. It has been over four years since we developed an idea for a program where librarians could ‘meet’ fellow professionals from other parts […]

The International Librarians Network is taking a break

In the four years since the ILN was founded we have run 8 rounds of the ILN’s peer mentoring program, providing unique professional development, networking and mentoring experiences to over 5,500 participants from 133 countries. We have also reached countless more library professionals through our website and social media activities.  The growth of the ILN over the last […]

Free webinar: Utilizing Partnerships to Expand PD Opportunities Worldwide

We’d like to invite our community to an upcoming free webinar, organised jointly by the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), supported by the American Library Association. The webinar topic is “Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide”, something that the ILN is of […]

Rethinking Mentoring: Meet Jenny and Rose

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share a case study between two participants:  It is difficult to demonstrate […]

Rethinking Mentoring: What impact does the ILN have on participants?

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share the impact the ILN has on participants in the program:  At […]

Rethinking Mentoring – ILN publishes research report

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. The report is based on assessment of the ILN’s highly successful mentoring program, which has included more than 4,500 […]

ILN Founders named Library Journal Movers & Shakers

We are very excited to be named as 2016 Movers & Shakers and it is a great privilege to be amongst this year’s winners on behalf of our incredible global network. This annual award from the American Library Association’s Library Journal honours emerging leaders in the library world, showcasing individuals who are innovative, creative, and making a difference and it means so much to be a part of it.

Foundation Technology Sponsor: QUT Information Studies Group

It is our great pleasure to announce our new sponsor,  the Queensland University of Technology Information Studies Group (QUTISG).  As our Foundation Technology Sponsor, QUTISG’s sponsorship will help us continue to grow the International Librarians Network and make it sustainable for the future. Over the last three years, the ILN has offered online professional development opportunities to 4,700 participants […]

Win a scholarship to the QUT Health Librarianship Essentials online course

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 online professional development course. In 2015, QUT’s Information Studies Group, with support from Health Libraries Australia, launched an online professional development course covering the essentials of health […]