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 […]

One of our current round participants, Adriana Perara, recently wrote an article about her participation in the International Librarians Network. Adriana works at the National Medical Library in Cuba, and attended a conference where she spoke about the ILN, and then wrote a piece for the Quarterly Journal of the National Medical Library (have a […]

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Celebrate Open Access Week 20-26 October 2014 What is open access? Here are some idea for librarians

In January 2011 anti-government protests erupted across Egypt, some of which turned violent. While the focal point was Tahrir Square in Cairo, protests and civil unrest was seen in all major cities. Some libraries fell prey to looting and destruction, while others were fiercely protected by their communities. In Alexandria the Bibliotheca Alexandrina holds the […]

Libraries exist all over the world. This means that they are subject to the types of events that happen all over the world. We promote the idea of the library as a safe place of learning and discovery, but sometimes that safety is hard to provide. In this discussion topic we’re going to look at […]


The fourth annual Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference  about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 8-9, 2014. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. The ILN will be participating this year with a discussion around building professional relationships. If you’re interested in […]

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DFAJ is the first directory of free online scholarly full text journals published in the Arab world, the idea of creating it was aroused as a result of a MLIS study findings of Ghadeer M. Abdel wahhab (from Alexandria, Egypt), on the electronic journals as she  found a lot of valuable Arab scholarly journals issued […]


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