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Monthly discussion: Making connections

This month’s discussion topic comes to us as a guest post from Sally Pewhairangi, one of our ILN participants from New Zealand. Sally blogs at Finding Heroes and you can find her on twitter as well. Sally’s post about the Maori world view ponders the nature of the connections we make, both in person and […]

The ‘Blog June’ challenge

A few years ago, a handful of librarians in Australia decided to get together and start a daily blogging challenge for the month of June. Known as ‘Blog every day in June’, or #blogjune on twitter, participants take on the task of writing and publishing a blog post every day for the entire month. The […]

Bookless libraries?

Most of us working in libraries are increasingly working with electronic resources alongside with, or even instead of, traditional print books. The academic library sector in particular is moving away from print collections. We came across a story today from the BBC about a new public library opening in Texas, USA that will be completely […]

Mid-Program Survey

2013 is flying by and we have already passed the mid-way point on our pilot program. We’d like to say thank you to all of our participants, volunteers and supporters for helping us make it this far. As you may remember, we have been running the first round of the program as a pilot. This allows […]

ILN is heading to Singapore for the IFLA WLIC

This August, our program coordinators, Alyson, Clare and Kate, are packing up and jetting to Singapore for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. We  are there to present a conference poster reviewing our pilot program but we will also be promoting the next round of the ILN program which kicks off in September. During […]

Guest Post: Turning New Professionals “upside-down”

Sebastian Wilke & Dierk Eichel from IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) have kindly shared their post about the workshop NPSIG ran at the 2013 Bobcatsss event in January 2013. Bobcatsss is an annual symposium with library and information themes, organised by university students under the auspices of the European Association for Library & Information Education […]

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