We’re organising an informal ILN meet up at the ALIA National 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. If you’re going to be at the conference, come and meet some of your fellow ILN community members. Date: Wednesday 17th September Time: Morning tea, 10:30-11:00 Place: To be confirmed once we get a look at the venue. Keep […]


In the spirit of getting to know each other we thought it might be fun to have a look at each others work spaces. So I will start with my own. I’m Amy and I’m one of the Program Coordinators with the ILN. I work in an large academic library just outside of Sydney, Australia. […]

'Hello, world' by Windell Oskay used under Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0

Welcome to round 3 of the ILN peer mentoring program. We are so happy to begin this digital journey together. We are excited about the new round of the program kicking off and wish our participants all the best in their new partnerships. We hope that they learn new things, grow their professional expertise, and […]

The applications for round 3 of the ILN are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the next round please fill in an expression of interest form. If you have applied for round 3 the coordinators will be in touch very soon.

Reading by  Jeremy Keith used under creative commons license CC BY 2.0

An interesting university library has recently opened in the United States. This is a library without a single print book. Have a look here. The Annoyed Librarian is not a big fan, describing it as having ‘the charm of a display office set up at Ikea’. But Library Director Kathryn Miller emphasized ‘that it’s the information that’s […]

'Clock' by Earls37A Sourced by CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/indraw/4857101224/

  If you’ve been putting off joining the International Librarians Network,  wait no longer! Applications for the next round close tomorrow. What is the Network? Find out more here and if you like what you read join your fellow librarians and fill in an application today. Don’t wait!

By Wim Ruigrok (denieuwebibliotheek.nl) [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons

 Way back in 2010  the Nieuwe Bibliotheek ( or ‘New Library’) opened at Almere in the Netherlands; it was written about, lots of photos made the rounds, everyone ooohed and aaahed over this wonderful new space. So  when an article titles ”How a Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records”  came through on my RSS feed I was was intrigued. […]


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