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 […]

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 […]

Presenting at your first conference

This year, I fulfilled one of my professional development goals – to present at my first conference. In fact, I presented three different things at the conference! A poster, a workshop and a last minute short talk to cover someone who had to cancel. From this experience, I wanted to share some advice for new […]

Guest Post: Lora Worden on attending library (and other) conferences

Today’s guest post comes from Lora Worden from Portland, Oregon in the USA:  There are countless reasons to attend library conferences: invaluable networking opportunities, gathering new program ideas, meeting the authors we love, enhancing our collections, and scoring swag. Attending conferences as a student can be especially beneficial, providing an exciting introduction to the field. […]

Postcard from San Francisco: #alaac15

The American Library Association’s Annual Conference has just started. Or at least, I think it has. There are so many preconferences that it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that the ‘real’ even starts – but the city is crawling with librarians, the exhibitions are open and I have a glass of wine in my […]

ILN at ALA Annual #alaac15

Are you coming to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco? We’re really excited to announce that there will be two, count them, two ILN-related events at the conference! ILN Director Alyson Dalby will be speaking about how the ILN became the world’s largest librarian mentoring program. This presentation will be part of […]

ILN meetup at ACRL in Portland

ILN participant Karen Sobel will be organising a meetup for ILN participants, past-participants, friends and interested parties at the ACRL Conference in Portland, Oregon. If you’re going to be at or near the conference, please come along and bring your library friends. Date: Wednesday 25th March Time: 7:30pm to 9pm Venue: Pints Brewing, 412 NW 5th Avenue, Portland […]

IFLA Attendance Grants – You might be eligible

We know many of our participants would love to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress and for many of us, it is often out of reach. This year it is in Cape Town South Africa, and we have serious conference destination envy – just check out the gorgeous video below and you’ll see […]

Come to Sydney for NLS7!

Today’s guest post comes from Heather Davis, who sits on the organising committee of NLS7. We have a soft spot for the NLS conference – the ILN was launched at NLS6 way back in February 2013. Heather would love you to consider visiting in Sydney in July to join the next generation of library leaders! […]

Conferences and events: conference shopping

Conference shopping is the idea of looking for a professional (or other) conference to suit a particular need rather than attending a conference because work is attending or it is your local conference. You might have a new and innovative idea you want to share with a new audience, you might be applying for a […]