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Library Juice » International Librarians' Hosts Directory

"The Hosts Directory is [...] a list of international librarians who are willing to host, for a day or two, a fellow library and information worker who is visiting their city or region. Hosts are located across the world – please see the Map of hosts at www.tinyurl.com/CILIPHostsMaps . All information is anonymous and you will not be put in contact with a guest without agreeing beforehand – the idea is that you will be able to stay with a professional colleague when attending a conference, event or just travelling abroad rather than in a hotel.

All you need is a spare bed or room and the desire to meet colleagues from other countries, to share experiences and to contribute, in a small way, to building bridges to international understanding and co-operation within the library and information profession. Guidance for potential Hosts is also available online at www.tinyurl.com/CILIPHostsGuide.

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Great idea for international networking for librarians!

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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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