Taking the stage at NLS8

Well, we’re excited! This coming weekend, the ILN founders Kate, Alyson and Clare are presenting our first ever keynote address at NLS8. The New Librarian’s Symposium (NLS) is an Australian conference series aimed at students and new grads, but everyone is made very welcome, regardless of age or stage. It’s designed to be a safe place […]

Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t […]

Postcard: the new library at Rockdale, Australia

Today’s post comes to us from Paula Pfoeffer. I am the Coordinator Library Services here at the newly formed Bayside Council and am lucky enough to work in the brand new Rockdale Library. We opened to much fanfare on July 30 this year with other 3,000 people coming through our doors on our first day. […]

My Library Hero: Vicki McDonald

Today’s post was sent to us by an anonymous member of the ILN community:  Vicki McDonald is a visionary. This is most obvious in the libraries which she has brought to life. In her former position as Associate Director at QUT Library she executed the redesign of Kelvin Grove Library, creating a colourful space that […]

My Library Hero: John Murrell

Today’s post comes to us from Jenny Mustey, the ILN’s Ambassador to Australia:  We recently lost a library hero, one of the good guys.  The hero title is fitting for John Murrell (although he would definitely have not accepted this notion) as he was greatly admired, he held numerous fine qualities and was so brave […]

My Library Hero: Cathy Zdonawicz

Today’s post comes to us from one of our community members, Fiona Blackburn: Professionalism, persistence and achievement – four years with a manuscript collection When Cathy Zdanowicz got a contract as Archives Officer here at the Australian institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, she had a library technician qualification but no archiving experience. […]

The year in my library: Michelle De Aizpurua

The following guest post is from the newly-appointed ILN Content Officer Michelle De Aizpurua. Michelle lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.  The year of 2015 has been full of change. I started working at a new high school library in January, which provided many great learning experiences and a new team of library staff to […]