Professional Organization: International Librarians Network

6.2.16 –  The International Librarians Network (ILN): new round begins August 2016…

Sarah P’s comments: This is a great way to put your toe in the water of international librarianship. Please contact Cate Carlyle with any questions. (See my blog post about Cate’s recent volunteer trip to help a library in Roatan.)


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. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in August 2016.

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. We know this because many of our participants tell us – and we’ve had over 4500 librarians from 130+ countries take part so far. The ILN founders were recognized with a 2016 Library Journal Movers and Shakers award for our leadership as community builders in the profession.

Applications for the next round of partnerships will open in July and close at midnight on 7 August 2016. Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out.

The ILN is open to anyone working (or studying) in the library and information industry around the world. The program is free and the only requirements to participate are an internet connection, fluent English skills, an hour each week and a desire to build professional connections and learn from colleagues.

Get involved now! Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.

Canadian professionals and students who have questions can contact Cate Carlyle, Canadian Ambassador to the ILN, via Twitter @catecarlyle

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