The International Librarian Network

This is a great network that has a mentorship partnering program that is:

  • free!
  • provides networking opportunities with librarians all over the world
  • gives you the chance to assist another librarian who is new to the field OR allows you to ask a more experienced librarian questions
Created by the ILN

Created by the ILN

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE MENTOR PARTNERSHIP

I am currently partnered with Business Librarian Paul Jewell from the Western Sydney University. The partnership has been full of great conversation that has helped me learn more about social networking, library layout and design as well as just spark ideas that I wouldn't have come up with without him. 

Follow his words of wisdom on Twitter: @pdjewell 

The Ladies who Started it All

Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby, & Clare McKenzie formerly worked together in Syndey, Australia and were named Movers & Shakers 2016 by the Library Journal

How the Program Works

The International Librarians Network (ILN) is a facilitated peer mentoring program.

This involves collecting information from participants and using this information to match them with other participants. This partnership will be formally supported for four months through regular contact and facilitated online group discussions. At the end of four months partnerships will automatically dissolve, and participants have the option to sign up for a new partnership.

For a visual look at how this works, click here

Created by the ILN

Created by the ILN

 

Start Networking & Discussing

Conversations on a huge variety of topics are discussed, with many shared ideas and resources. You don't have to be in the mentor partnership to participate in these.

Check out the Twitter discussions: @interlibnet 

Facebook group: International Librarians Network

ILN timetable - Join in the Next Round!

Two rounds of the program each year, each round running for four months

2016A Round

January – February

Promotions begin and applications open for the program commencing in March

March – June

ILN partnerships are facilitated, including two discussion topics each month.

2016B Round

July – Mid-August

Promotions begin and applications open for the program commencing in Mid-August

Mid-August – Mid-December

ILN partnerships are facilitated, including two discussion topics each month.

 

Hope to see you join this great network! I'll be posting updates when the next round is taking applications. 

Kendra Perkins

www.theinspiredlibrarian.com

Ambassador of China for the ILN