Libraries and social media: a Pinterest roundup

    In the search for bits and pieces about Libraries and Social Media for this week’s discussion topic, I came across this very nice use of Pinterest – a social media tool in itself. This board has been pinned with lots of examples of the way libraries are using social media and is worth a […]

Discussion topic: Libraries and social media

Social media can be considered as part of just about every other discussion topic we have ever had here at the ILN. For example, we’ve talked here about censorship. Consider the way social media has allowed us to see and hear stories we might otherwise have not been able to, if we were relying on traditional […]

Discussion topic: Library spaces we love

For our next discussion topic we’re putting the spotlight on library spaces and design. Often as librarians,  the spaces we work in shape and define not only our library collections but also the services we can offer and even the community we get to engage with. From very old libraries to the very newest and […]

Monthly discussion part 2: what now?

Welcome to part two of our February discussion topic. As we mentioned in part one, this is the final month of round 1 of the ILN. We asked you to focus your discussions on reflecting what you’ve learnt by participating in the program; now we want you to think about what your next steps are. […]

2014 Library Resolutions: Karen du Toit

Karen du Toit, from Johannesburg, South Africa.  Today’s post was originally posted over at Karen’s blog, Karen’s mobile 23 things.   The International Librarians Network suggested a New Year’s resolution as point of discussion for the ILN network partners in the monthly discussions. 1. What is one new thing you want to start doing in 2014? I […]

Monthly Discussion: Censorship part 3

We’re rounding up our discussion of censorship this month with the final post from Michelle Tisdel, and a look at a recent censorship challenge in the US. Happy reading! Preserving information about censorship Beacon for Freedom of Expression It is not easy to find comprehensive information on censorship in a global perspective. In the final […]

Monthly Discussion: Censorship part 2

We’re continuing our discussion of censorship this month with the next installment of a series on the history and modern expression of censorship. This series was written for us by Michelle A. Tisdel, Research Librarian at the National Library of Norway and Coordinator of Beacon for Freedom of Expression, an international bibliographic database about censorship and […]

Monthly Discussion: Censorship part 1

For the third month of the ILN program we’d like to discuss censorship, including how it happens around the world and what it means for our work. We are lucky to have a guest writer for this month, Michelle A. Tisdel, Research Librarian at the National Library of Norway and Coordinator of Beacon for Freedom […]