Changes in Libraries: The NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition 2016: Part 1

The New Media Consortium (NMC) in the U.S. runs the Horizon Project, which analyses emerging technology uptake in education. It is “truly global in its scope and reach…[with] a readership in more than 160 countries and growing. To date, over 50 editions of the NMC Horizon Report have been published, along with 50 foreign language […]

Discussion topic: Getting to know you

Today we start a new round of the ILN peer mentoring program. We are excited about the new round of the program kicking off and can’t wait to hear stories of our participants’ experiences. We wish our participants all the best in their new partnerships as they learn new things and grow their professional expertise. If […]

Management and leadership: style frameworks

There are a multitude of leadership and management frameworks that provide guidelines for managers to follow. Each of these models is different and created within a different context, because there are so many distinct types of professions. Each business has a particular structure, with their own vision and goals, and so specific frameworks will suit each […]

Librarians at large: alternative careers as entrepreneurs and in startups

Have you got a great idea for a business or project? Many library professionals are also amazing entrepreneurs – starting their own businesses in consulting, research, publishing, writing and more. Three librarians have recently started a business research firm called ‘Bizologie’. Catering for the fact that many companies cannot afford in-house researchers, Bizologie provides for […]

Librarians at large: alternative careers in bookstores, private libraries and publishing

If you’re after something a bit different, there are a multitude of career options outside of the ‘traditional library path’ that you can pursue with your library qualifications. Many library school graduates have gone on to create rewarding careers in a variety of non-traditional roles. One such example is Alex Berman, who wrote a guest […]

Discussion topic: Getting to know you

Welcome to a(nother) new round of the ILN peer mentoring program! We are very excited about the new round of the program kicking off and can’t wait to hear stories of your experiences. We wish our participants all the best in their new partnerships as they learn new things and grow their professional expertise. If you are […]