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MONTHLY DISCUSSION: READING AND WRITING

Our monthly discussion topic for May is all about reading and writing, which brings to mind one of my favourite quotes from Alice in Wonderland: ‘Reeling and writing of course, to begin with,’ the Mock Turtle replied, ‘and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification and derision.’ What we want to know this month is  how […]

Call for Country Coordinators

As the International Librarians Network prepares to transition from pilot to program later this year, we are adding some additional roles to our volunteer cohort. We are currently recruiting country coordinators. What is a country coordinator? We’re glad you asked 🙂 Country coordinators act as liaison points for each country. If you are in New […]

From New Zealand to Australia and back again

As the next in our occasional series of guest posts from international librarians, this week we bring you the voice of Mel Chivers. Mel is a New Zealander, who moved to Australia to study and work – then headed back to New Zealand. Here, she gives us her perspective on all that moving! When I […]

Postcard from a sofa in Sydney, Australia

Last night (12 midnight Sydney time) I stayed up late to speak as a part of the most recent webinar in the IFLA & ALA joint series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations”. I was invited to speak at this webinar  (recording now available) as a result of my IFLA presentation in Helsinki last year and […]

Monthly discussion: What is international librarianship?

What is international librarianship? In thinking about writing this post, we came across this definition from 1974 and present it here as a starting point for some discussion. The first question then is this: Is a definition nearly 40 years old still relevant in a rapidly moving profession? “International librarianship consists of activities carried out […]

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