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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 […]

Monthly discussion: Getting started

On a rainy Sydney Saturday a few weeks ago, the ILN team sat down to match up all the participants in the pilot project. This was a very exciting moment for us, sorting through all our applicants and trying to find someone from a different country that would meet some or all of their expressed […]

Culture shutdown – a day of solidarity

This week, 200 cultural institutions from 40 countries around the world participated in a Day of Solidarity to show support for seven institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina that have been closed down due to a funding crisis with the government. The list includes art galleries, museums, libraries and archives. An organisation called Culture Shutdown was founded in […]

Ready, set, go! Pilot program gets underway

The pilot program is just about off and running! Participants have been matched and over the next few days, we will be sending each person contact information for their program partner. While we tried to meet all the requests of our applicants for their preferred partner, in some cases this wasn’t possible. However, we ask […]

An American librarian in Sydney

The International Librarians Network is proud to bring you ….. some international librarians. To whet your appetite for the possibilities of international networking, we will be bringing you a series of postcards from guest bloggers around the world. Kicking off this series is Eamon Smallwood. Eamon works at the University of New South Wales Library […]

So applications for the pilot have closed. What now?

Applications for our pilot program have closed so that we can kick off the first partnerships. So we thought we should answer any questions you might have about what the next steps are. I’m taking part in the pilot. What happens next?  Please be patient whilst we match everyone up into partnerships. We want to […]

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