Conferences and events: Tweet-ups

Today’s post comes from ILN Program Coordinator Kate Byrne. What is a tweet up?  One of my favourite types of library events is the ‘Tweet-up’, a informal sub-event that happens alongside many conferences or more formal events. For those unfamiliar with the term, a tweet-up is simply an opportunity to meet IRL (in real life) […]

Libraries and Social Media: Follow a Library Day

Today’s post is a guest piece from David Green about a twitter campaign called #followalibrary Day. David is a proud Children’s and Youth Librarian in a Public Library. He blogs about libraries, learning and other loves at You can follow him on twitter as @dpgreen. Join Us for #followalibrary Day on October 1st! Are you […]

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 […]

10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking

  How Stuff Works has posted a great article for everyone out there who dreads the idea of networking. The post count down the 10 Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking. If you’ve been thinking about growing your network, applications for the next round of ILN are now open. Want to know more? See […]

Apply now for the next round of the ILN

Applications are now open for the next round of the ILN peer mentoring program and we continue to be amazed by the response so far. IAt the time of writing, we’ve already received over 320 applications from 46 countries across 5 continents! If you are new to the ILN, here’s a bit about  us: The International Librarians […]

2014 Library Resolutions: Betty Pearson

Betty Pearson from Auckland, New Zealand We are in a transition period in the library I work at – we have been given the exciting opportunity to develop a new service model.  1. What is one new thing you want to start doing in 2014? I want to start doing more outreach – patient and clinical staff-related information/knowledge based […]

Applications now open: new round begins March 2014

Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the […]

2014 Library Resolutions: Adrienne Hannan

Adrienne Hannan from Wellington New Zealand 1. What is one new thing you want to start doing in 2014? I want to create a mobile Fab Lab that travels around our library sites for the community to use. I also want to try and create mini libraries in unusual but useful places (at bus stops, at the […]