Proving our worth: library measurement and metrics

When people talk about their libraries, it’s common to describe the library in numbers. These might be numbers that describe the collection (number of volumes), numbers that describe collection use (number of loans), or numbers that describe library use (number of visits). There could also be numbers around the budget (staffing budget) or specific programs […]

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 […]

Libraries in disasters: the role of IFLA

For this topic we’re hosting a guest post from long time ILN supporter Loida Garcia-Febo. Loida has an impressive resume: she is a Member of the IFLA Governing Board, Chair of the ALA International Relations Committee, and Member of the ALA Council. She truly is an international librarian, and is the President of Information New […]

ILN alumnus wins prestigious IFLA/OCLC Fellowship

We’ve always believed that the International Librarians Network comprises the cream of the crop of library land – we’ve had industry leaders and new graduates come through our program, contributing their knowledge and ideas to partners and the ILN community. That’s why we were very pleased to see Martin Julius Perez, one of our returning participants, […]

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 Advocacy & Lobbying: Libraries as advocates (International)

You may have noticed libraries as advocates in the news this May through this story: More than 90 library, archive and research institutions from countries across the European Union and internationally, representing over 650,000 information professionals, have joined together in a letter asking the European Union to engage constructively in text-based discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on […]

2014 Library Resolutions: Clare McKenzie

Clare McKenzie (ILN Program Coordinator) in Sydney, Australia 2013 was actually quite a good year for me professionally and it’s been interesting to reflect on that over the past week as things have slowed down a little at work. The highlight was the trip to Singapore for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in […]

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 […]

ILN at IFLA : Our Poster

Several of the ILN team spent last week in Singapore attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress  and IFLA Camp2. It was an extraordinary week filled with interesting sessions, meetings and events but most importantly heaps of networking with library and information professionals from around the world. At the IFLA WLIC we showed a […]

We’re here! An update from IFLA WLIC2013

We’ve been to IFLAcamp, done some sightseeing, drunk lots of tea and after a dramatic opening ceremony, we are in WLIC2013 proper. It’s been a huge experience so far, we’ve met lots of new people, caught up with a few old friends, managed to get lost a couple of times, learned to ride the MRT […]