Sustainability and libraries: the academic library perspective

In June 2016, the Academic Libraries 4 conference, held in Hong Kong, focussed on a theme of sustainability. The conference program held a wide range of presentations on the theme of sustainability, from green initiatives to web archiving, to how to ensure traditional reference and enquiry services can be scaleable and sustainable. While the conference […]

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 […]

ILN meetup at IFLA WLIC2014

This time last year the Sydney based ILN team were packing our bags to go to Singapore for IFLA WLIC2013. It’s nearly time for the WLIC2014 in Lyon and our Hong Kong Country Coordinator Leo and US-based keen ILN supporter Bridgette have got a plan for an ILN meet up at the conference. So, if you’re […]

Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference

LIBRARY 2.014 – October 8 + 9, 2014   The fourth annual Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 8-9, 2014. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this free forum designed to foster […]

Guest post: A year of Canadian conferences

Today’s guest post is from Christine Smith, our country coordinator for Canada.  In the spirit of this month’s theme of Conferences, Christine has provided us with a round up of the local conference scene in Canada: If you are planning a trip to the beautiful country of Canada in the coming months, you may be […]

Guest Post: Conferences: “To go, or not to go? – That is a question”

Today’s guest post comes to us from Magdalena Gomułka, our Country Coordinator for Poland. Please share your thoughts and comments in the comments field below or on Twitter (#interlibnet) or Facebook. Thank you Magdalena for sharing your conference experience with us! The library conferences are a way to hear about the technologies that are used in […]

Library 2.013 is nearly here

  We are presenting at the Library 2.013 conference next weekend. Our session is about the ILN, the experience of our participants as recorded in our surveys and our experience as organisers and coordinators of a program like this. We are hoping to pass on some wisdom as we reflect on the lessons learned a […]

IFLA Camp2: An example of an unconference

While we were in Singapore for the IFLA World Library and Information Conference, we attended IFLA Camp2, an unconference run by the IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group. For those of you unfamiliar with the format, an unconference is a twist on a traditional conference. Instead of conference delegates forming a relatively passive audience attending […]

Meeting our network

Singapore and the World Library and Information Congress seems a long time ago now, but at the ILN we have continued to reflect on our experience and now that Round 1 is underway, we’ve even started to find time to write about it! One of the most rewarding parts of the trip was the opportunity […]