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!

 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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  If you have ever worked in a public library you may just regognise one or two patrons profiled of this story from the Huffington Post about the 10 People The Library Can’t Live Without. I bet we would be just fine without a visit from one or two of them on a busy desk […]

  If you’re like me and can’t make it to the IFLA World Congress this year, remember there are lots of ways you can follow what’s happening. Here is an their web page which includes photos and videos. You can follow the conversation on Twitter , see lots of reports on Facebook, and IFLA even has […]

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  If you are interested in meeting other librarians, sharing your knowledge and gaining a global perspective to our profession you should consider joining the International Librarians Network. Applications are open now but close at midnight on 22 August 2014 Find out more and fill in an application today.

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I have a confession to make. I am a bit of a poetry nerd. A  poem can stop me in my tracks and change my thinking.It might be a well crafted line, a beautiful description or even just a concise expression.  Whenever I think about the power of poetry I always come back to a […]

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Building a professional network for a new or soon-to-be librarian can be a challenge. You may have limited contacts in the industry, study and family life fill up most of your time or that you may not be in an area with a strong library association to join. Networking is one essential skill that any […]


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