Volunteer: Become a Peer Mentor with the International Librarians Network

7/13/15 –  Become a Peer Mentor with the International Librarians Network

Sarah P’s comments:  If you are looking for a way to begin to have an international connection here is an opportunity.  I was involved in their last round and was paired with a Canadian librarian working in Qatar.  It was an interesting experience and I am probably going to do it again with the hope of being paired with someone working in a different region as I already know so much about the Middle East from my years of working there.


The ILN Motto: A meeting place for librarians from around the world.

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.

Peer mentoring helps professionals develop partnerships and grow their network. The ILN uses a model where all participants are treated as equals who have valuable experiences to share. This means that partners are not placed into established mentor/protégé roles, but rather are encouraged to view their partnership as a way to learn from each other; all are mentors and all are protégés.

So why participate in a peer mentoring program?

Peer mentoring can allow you to:

  1. rediscover your own valuable skills by sharing your experiences with your partner
  2. learn a different perspective on your profession
  3. build your network
  4. reinvigorate the passion your career
  5. develop your professional skills

Interested? Applications are now open for the next round of the ILN – it’s an amazing opportunity to get your very own international peer-mentor (and be one too) and it’s completely free – but hurry they close at Midnight on Sunday 26th July 2015!

Find out more about our peer mentoring program and how it works on our website.


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