The NLS8 Experience

Over the weekend of June 23-25 I was lucky enough to be able to attend the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium 8 in Canberra. It was not only a great opportunity to attend workshops and sessions to build my knowledge on all things library related, but also to network and build connections with other new and […]

ILN and ALIA announce partnership

The International Librarians Network (ILN) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are pleased to announce they are partnering in a new arrangement which will benefit ALIA members and library and information professionals around the world. From January 2016, ALIA will be offering their members the opportunity to participate in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme, powered by the International […]

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 […]

Conferences and Events: Anna talks about ALIA Access and IAML Australia

Our conferences and events discussion topic prompted ILN participant Anna Shelmerdine to reminisce about her first conference experience – and about how she’s currently living and breathing conferences! Thanks Anna for this guest post: I remember my first conference. It was an ALIA Access in Brisbane, Australia in 2010. A couple of months earlier I had started […]

Presenting: it’s all about the audience

The idea for this post was triggered by two things. First, I’m in the middle of finalising, with my co-presenters, two presentations for the ALIA Information Online conference. One of these presentations is about the ILN, the other about a project at my place of (paid) work. The second was a post I read recently […]

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 […]