Category Guest post

Guest post: Preservation of cultural materials

Today’s post comes from Richard Weinstein, a member of the ILN community and was triggered by images of the destruction of cultural artifacts including libraries in some of the war torn parts of the world – particularly Syria. Unfortunately, civil wars are a regular part of life in the world and innocent bystanders leaving their […]

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Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group

Our country ambassador from Canada, Cate Carlyle shares the story of a new professional research group: The “Libraries Nova Scotia Research Support Group” is one of the first of its kind in Canada. The group formed in June of this year following a public talk on research and academic librarians at the stunning new Halifax […]

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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 […]

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Personal Branding: Getting your name out there by Alex Cato

Building your professional brand as told by a new-ish Law Librarian Whether you are new to the profession or have been in the profession for 10+ years ‘getting your name out there’ not only helps to build your profile but also helps to make you a better more informed professional. To assist you in building […]

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Postcard: Visualising Deakin University historical collections

Today’s postcard comes to us from Josephine Le Clerc from Deakin University Library in Melbourne, Australia:  At Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus library we are showcasing and revitalizing our historic collections in engaging and interactive ways. Images from classic Australian fairy tale books held in our special collections were digitised and brought to life through animation on […]

Photographer: Andrew Babbington, AIATSIS.

Diverse communities: Fiona Blackburn on cultural competence and how it can help librarians

Today’s post comes from Fiona Blackburn, a member of our ILN community.  Fiona works at the ACT Heritage Library but at the time of writing was the Senior Collections Officer at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra, the Australian capital. The simplest description of cultural competence I have found […]

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Guest Post: Lora Worden on attending library (and other) conferences

Today’s guest post comes from Lora Worden from Portland, Oregon in the USA:  There are countless reasons to attend library conferences: invaluable networking opportunities, gathering new program ideas, meeting the authors we love, enhancing our collections, and scoring swag. Attending conferences as a student can be especially beneficial, providing an exciting introduction to the field. […]