Pilot program launched! Pilot applications close 15th February!

 

@thelibrarykim illustrated her notes to our New Librarians Symposium 6 presentation. Check out her other work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelibrarykim/ or @thelibrarykim on twitter.

@thelibrarykim illustrated her notes to our New Librarians Symposium 6 presentation. Check out her other work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelibrarykim/ or @thelibrarykim on twitter.

 

The International Librarians Network pilot program was officially launched with a presentation by our own Kate Byrne at the ALIA New Librarians Symposium on Monday. We got a great response to the presentation, including a huge increase in our Twitter followers and lots of visits to our website. We’ve had nearly 3000 visits to the site from 37 countries and 6 continents.

@Dumpling_Squid Liz Hellsing 1tweeted from our session: 10 Feb #nls6mon seriously packed! Yay for international librarianship #interlib pic.twitter.com/PFdRoqqS

@Dumpling_Squid Liz Hellsing 1tweeted from our session: 10 Feb #nls6mon seriously packed! Yay for international librarianship #interlib pic.twitter.com/PFdRoqqS

The really exciting news is that we’ve received over 55 applications for the pilot program of ILN, and these applications are coming from 12 different countries! Given that we’re in Australia and our local professional networks are strong, we were worried that most of our pilot participants would also be Australian, but we’re doing well so far. There is still a chance that pilot program participants might have to be matched with someone from their own country, but we’ll try and make it someone from another city, at least – Australia is, after all, quite large.

In order to launch the pilot program at the beginning of March we’re going to have to close off applications on the 15th February. If you’re planning to sign up but haven’t gotten to it yet, you should do so soon! For those that sign up after the 15th February, we’ll keep your details and contact you shortly before the full program launches in September, to see whether you’re still interested.

So the key messages of this post are:

  • We’re getting lots of applicants
  • Our applicants are coming from all over the world
  • If you haven’t yet signed up, do so now!

Remember that all the information that you need about how the program works is available on this website, but if you have questions that we haven’t answered, just contact us.

3 comments

  1. […] committee of NLS7. We have a soft spot for the NLS conference – the ILN was launched at NLS6 way back in February 2013. Heather would love you to consider visiting in Sydney in July to join the next generation of […]

  2. […] in Brisbane to present on the benefits of international librarianship and launch the International Librarians Network pilot project. How did we know where she was up to? A muted telephone call (that was declared up front) […]

  3. I am so excited and nervous to be a part of the pilot! Can’t wait to see who I get partnered with 🙂

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