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International Librarians Network Applications Open

International Librarians Network Applications Open | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget?

The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you.

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in September 2014."

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Great opportunity for librarians and archivists to extend their own professional connections and development!

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International Librarian Network pilot programme under way

International Librarian Network pilot programme under way | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

A meeting place for librarians around the world:

 

The pilot program is just about off and running! Participants have been matched and over the next few days, we will be sending each person contact information for their program partner. 

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A great place to connect and learn from each other! Very excited about the prospect!

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Libraries have more to offer than books - ABC30.com - "a community cornerstone for social networking"

Libraries have more to offer than books - ABC30.com - "a community cornerstone for social networking" | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Liz Harrison

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN)

Libraries have always been known for a wide selection of books but some Valley residents have discovered it's a great place for social networking- both in person and online.

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Libraries a place to network - personally & online!

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Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? - by Phil Goerner | School Library Journal

Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? - by Phil Goerner | School Library Journal | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"I’m not really that smart. I just know people who are. One of the wisest things that we librarians can do is to collaborate with other smart librarians who love to share. For example, I have a strong personal learning network (PLN) that starts on Twitter and even includes a monthly face-to-face gathering. My PLN provides me with lots of really good ideas, answers questions, and supports my work. It is through these resources that I have gathered a huge technology toolbox, assessment strategies, promotional ideas, and a ton of worthwhile resources that I can pass on to my teachers."

 

-Phil Goerner


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IFLA – Building Strong Library Associations Impact Report 2012

IFLA – Building Strong Library Associations Impact Report 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Library associations are key institutions in the library and information sector around the world. Library associations are advocates for equitable access to information, and help to build strong, sustainable library communities by improving services for library users, and supporting development of the profession. The IFLA Building Strong Library Associations Programme, launched in 2010, offers a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations. This report highlights the first six country projects undertaken between 2010 and 2012."

You can download the full report from this page. http://www.ifla.org/en/bsla/impact

 

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Applications now open for #librarians to network: new round begins March 2014 #InterLibNet @InterLibNet

Applications now open for #librarians to network: new round begins March 2014 #InterLibNet @InterLibNet | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you.

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in March 2014.

Applications for the next round of partnerships are now open and close at midnight on Thursday 20thof February 2014."

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Great way to network with other librarians around the world! I am signing up for the third time!

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International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program | IFLA

International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program | IFLA | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Kate Byrne, Clare McKenzie, Alyson Dalby:

The International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We believe that innovation and inspiration can cross borders, and that spreading our networks beyond our home countries can make us better at what we do.

Participants in the program are matched with others outside their country, based on the information they provide to the program coordinators. Partnerships are made for a fixed term, and during this period the partnerships are supported by regular contact and discussion points led by the program coordinators. Supported partnerships have an end date, however it is our vision that participants would develop a widening network of on-going, independent professional relationships.

 

ILN website: http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com/

 

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Worth checking out! A great way to build on networks!

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Culture professionals network | The Guardian

Culture professionals network | The Guardian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Analysis, news, comment and jobs for arts, museum and heritage professionals

 

Free membership: https://register.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals

 

The Guardian Culture Professionals Network (CPN) is an essential meeting space for arts, heritage and culture professionals, offering commentary, community engagement and access to a range of perspectives and best practice from across your sector. Our content is international, open and dynamic.

We also provide connections. As a network member, we will connect you online and offline with peers and partners across a range of disciplines and departments - people who are looking to share ideas and make things happen.

Whether you work in audience development, arts marketing, venue management, fundraising and finance, cultural policy or - like so many culture professionals - you're a creative freelancer with a portfolio career, you'll find the Guardian Culture Professionals Network an invaluable source of knowledge and contacts for your professional life.

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Receive an ebook from CultureLabel: "Focusing on the consumer trends that are reshaping the landscape open to the cultural entrepreneur, this exclusive book explores the opportunities available to you and organisations that embrace these new realities, along with the potential pitfalls that may befall those who don’t."

 

Valuable for librarians/archivists as well!

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Internet Librarians—The Power to Transform Libraries

by Cindy Shamel :

"The 16th annual Internet Librarian conference recently concluded in Monterey, Calif. More than a thousand registrants and 215 speakers tackled the topic Transformational Power of Internet Librarians. While the sessions ranged from accessibility of digital content to web analytics, two themes took center stage: the future role of libraries and the reality of ebooks. As it turns out, some would assert that the future role of libraries depends upon the ultimate impact of ebooks.
Role of Libraries

Depending upon whom you ask, libraries should serve as a platform for networking, return to their core competency as the keeper of print books, or launch new products and services as the enabler of content creation.

In the opening keynote address, David Weinberger advocated for the library as a platform for people, ideas, and works delivered through tools and services. Weinberger is senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, co-director, Harvard Innovation Lab, and author of Too Big to Know. He says, rather than attempting to collect knowledge in the form of published works, librarians can advance knowledge through public learning, generous sharing, and the power of iteration. Weinberger used the experience of software developers as an example of fast, efficient, and effective learning as they collaborate through tutorials, versioning, and social connections to tweak and improve programs. He posited that libraries can serve as a networking platform that “provides the resources that let others create and flourish.”

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