Win a scholarship to the QUT Health Librarianship Essentials online course

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Information Studies Group is generously offering one lucky member of the International Librarians Network community a scholarship for their next Heath Librarianship Essentials online professional development course. In 2015, QUT’s Information Studies Group, with support from Health Libraries Australia, launched an online professional development course covering the essentials of health […]

Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group

Our country ambassador from Canada, Cate Carlyle shares the story of a new professional research group: The “Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group” is one of the first of its kind in Canada. The group formed in June of this year following a public talk on research and academic librarians at the stunning new Halifax […]

Personal Branding: Me, Myself and I (and lots of hats)

In my professional career I wear lots of different hats. First, there’s my “day job” as the Manager of Research Reporting at UNSW Library. In this role, I manage  the system UNSW uses to collect information about all of the publications produced by UNSW researchers. I support open access at UNSW and explore emerging research support tools such […]

Discussion Topic: Personal Branding

Managing your professional identity in the 21st century is a complex task, how you are perceived as a professional is influenced by so many things. Everything you do: the way you act in meetings, the way you write, the way you dress and every tiny thing you do online can all influence how your actions are interpreted by […]

Guest Post: Lora Worden on attending library (and other) conferences

Today’s guest post comes from Lora Worden from Portland, Oregon in the USA:  There are countless reasons to attend library conferences: invaluable networking opportunities, gathering new program ideas, meeting the authors we love, enhancing our collections, and scoring swag. Attending conferences as a student can be especially beneficial, providing an exciting introduction to the field. […]

Librarian as Teacher: CILIP Information Literacy Group

Want to learn more about Information Literacy but not sure where to start? The CILIP Information Literacy Group runs a website that is an incredibly rich resource on the topic. The Information Literacy website explores how Information Literacy connects with a range of sectors, including health, education and special libraries. It also has a blog […]

Discussion topic: What I wish I’d learned in library school (or: What’s the story with LIS Education?)

What I wish I’d learned in library school. Is there a topic closer to librarians’ hearts? However, it’s not unique to librarians – ask any professional in any job from journalism to veterinary science and you will find most have something to say about the value of on-the-job learning over theoretical training. The way you become […]

Conferences and Events: Running your own event

Have you ever considered running your own professional development event or conference? Or volunteering to help make one happen? There are many reasons to consider running your own event. Sometimes the event you want to attend doesn’t exist yet – the International Librarians Network was created because Kate, Clare and Alyson all said ‘wouldn’t it […]

Volunteer with us: call for Country Ambassadors

Have you been a participant in the ILN Program? Do you want to extend your international network further and help us at the same time? How about joining us as an ILN Country Ambassador? Country Ambassadors (CA) are our volunteers on the ground around the world. We currently have a lively and active community of CAs […]