21st February, the background history of becoming ‘International Mother Language Day’ and a proposal of establishing ‘Ekushe Corner’ at every library of the world.

Today’s article comes to us from Tahur Ahmed, Library Circulation Officer at the East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Language movement is a historical part of Bangladesh. In 1947 India and Pakistan gained independence from Great Britain. Two new state born in the world map. Pakistan was decided Urdu will be their state language. One thing is […]

State Library of NSW’s World War I diaries transcription project

The State Library of New South Wales, in Australia,  has released 50,000 pages of digitised World War One diaries  and are calling for the general public to volunteer their time to help transcribe the material. The State Library’s unique collection of solider’s diaries includes over 1,200 handwritten accounts by soldiers of all ranks, doctors, nurses, […]

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 […]