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Games and libraries: twitter chat on Thursday 2nd April

Games and libraries: twitter chat on Thursday 2nd April | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Please join us on Thursday 2 April at 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight time (check here to convert this to your local time) for a twitter chat on the topic of Games and Libraries. 

 

Discussion topic here: http://interlibnet.org/2015/03/29/discussion-topic-games-and-libraries/

 

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It will be hosted from South Africa by ILN SA Ambgassador Karen du Toit @karentoittoit

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Monthly discussion: What is international librarianship?, by International Librarians Network

Monthly discussion: What is international librarianship?, by International Librarians Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

What is international librarianship? In thinking about writing this post, we came across this definition from 1974 and present it here as a starting point for some discussion.

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The International Librarians Network was started to try and give the opportunity to individuals to make connections with like minded professionals from around the world. If we use this definition from Parker as a starting point we can ask ourselves:

How can we go about bringing an international perspective to our work?What does it mean to be an international librarian in 2013 (and beyond)?How do you do it, and what benefits does it bring?What are the issues that span borders?
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Monthly discussion by the International Librarian's Network

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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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Library spaces we love | International Librarians Network

Library spaces we love | International Librarians Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Discussion topic 2 of the International Librarians Network is about the library spaces we  love. The country coordinators are each giving an account of a library space that they have visited or belong to.

 

 

Photo: ‘Library’ CC by the Pale Side of Insomnia (From the post: http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/discussion-topic-library-spaces-we-love/)

 

Karen du Toit's insight:

Very inspiring to see different libraries from around the globe with inspiring spaces and services!

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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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