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 […]

Advocacy and lobbying: getting started

It is not uncommon for our community to associate the library as a place where books are kept. How do we let our community know that a library is more than that? How do we make our community understand that we can make a difference? How does our community perceive the library?  It is important […]

ILN announces partnership with ALA’s International Relations Round Table

We’re very pleased to announce a formal partnership between the ILN and the American Library Association’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT). IRRT have been supporting the ILN informally for some time, by helping get the word out about our program and by welcoming ILN Director Alyson Dalby to speak at the IRRT International Papers Program at […]

LIS Education: who decides on quality and standards?

How do you decide what’s a good LIS program? How do the many, many library schools out there ensure they are teaching the right things to their students? If you wanted to run your own library school program, where would you even start? There are IFLA guidelines for professional library programs that cover core elements, curriculum […]

Libraries in pop culture: Unshelved

Unshelved is a classic strip-style comic by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. The strip focuses on Dewey, a teen librarian that works at the Mallville Public Library. Joining Dewey are his fellow staff members (Buddy the Book Beaver is my favourite) and regular library visitors. Unshelved is available online for free, including a daily email […]