The Final Report: Running an online, international peer-mentoring program

Over four years, the International Librarians Network (ILN) provided free online peer-mentoring to over 5,500 participants from 130 countries. Participants used the program to explore the international world of librarianship, building global networks and sharing knowledge with colleagues around the world. In March 2017, the Directors of the ILN announced that they were discontinuing the […]

Rethinking Mentoring: Meet Jenny and Rose

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share a case study between two participants:  It is difficult to demonstrate […]

Rethinking Mentoring: What impact does the ILN have on participants?

The International Librarians Network has published a research report Rethinking mentoring: Online, international peer mentoring with the International Librarians Network that redefines peer mentoring and demonstrates how mentoring programs can be expanded into online, global spaces. In this excerpt from the report, we share the impact the ILN has on participants in the program:  At […]

5 Reasons to apply now to be a peer mentor

Peer mentoring helps professionals develop partnerships and grow their network. The ILN uses a model where all participants are treated as equals who have valuable experiences to share. This means that partners are not placed into established mentor/protégé roles, but rather are encouraged to view their partnership as a way to learn from each other; […]

5 reasons why you need to be a peer mentor

Peer mentoring helps professionals develop partnerships and grow their network. The ILN uses a model where all participants are treated as equals who have valuable experiences to share. This means that partners are not placed into established mentor/protégé roles, but rather are encouraged to view their partnership as a way to learn from each other; […]

ILN: What is ‘peer mentoring’ anyway?

There are many types of mentoring programs. Below are a few models. Traditional mentoring involved a top down approach relationship where a more senior person (the mentor) coaches a new professional (the protégé ) usually in a one on one relationship. These can be more formal relationships in the workplace, an educator helping support a […]