Category Discussion topics

Reflection and review: Reflective learning

In our first post for this discussion topic, we said that “the importance of reflection on our professional practice cannot be overstated”. What do we mean when we talk about reflective learning, and why is it so important? Simply put, reflective learning is about reviewing the experience you had, and asking yourself “What did I get […]

New website for the ILN

We are excited to announce that we will be transitioning to our brand new website very soon. We ask for your patience as we transfer across and we hope the experience is seamless for all of you. If you have subscribed to our current WordPress blog, we encourage you to consider subscribing to our new […]

Reflection and review: The year in your library

As we ask our participants to spend the last two weeks of the ILN program reflecting on their experience, we’d also like to ask our whole community to take a moment to reflect on the year in your library. Did your library introduce any new services this year – or, just as importantly, discontinue any […]

Final discussion topic: Reflection and review

Congratulations to all of our current program participants! You have reached the final stage of  the program. We hope that over the last four months you’ve learned something new about another part of the world, and about libraries. We hope that  you were able to share experiences and ideas with your ILN partner. Most of […]

Personal Branding: Make a Contribution

To prepare this discussion topic I have been doing a lot of reading about personal branding. There are some good articles out there and also some awful ones and a whole bunch in between. Many offer useful tips but others take a very shallow approach focussed on self-promotion at almost any cost. These kinds of […]

Personal Branding: How to be a Mighty Morphing Brand Power Ranger

Today’s guest post is by the Mighty Unicorn Power Ranger aka Kim Tairi, University Librarian at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Kim tweets as @kimtairi You are in control of the most important brand of all – yourself. Many people don’t like to think of themselves as a brand. They are also reluctant to self-promote, network and […]

Reminder: Personal Branding Twitter Chat Thursday 9pm AEDT

This is a reminder to join us online on Thursday 19 November from 9pm AEDT (GMT+11) (click here to convert this to your local time). Our Director of Technical Operations, Kate Byrne, will be running a live Twitter chat on our discussion topic on Personal branding. We’d love you to join us and  share your stories about managing your […]