The International Librarians Network has successfully managed to mentor of over 4500 librarians, archivists and information professionals from around the world! It is a peer mentorship programme that’s free, and runs twice a year!
That is a fantastic accomplishment!
Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby and Clare McKenzie, the initiators and directors of this programme, has released a report in June 2016:
Rethinking mentoring: Online, International peer-mentoring with the International Librarians Network.
Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
Followanarchive and AskArchivists usually take the lead in the yearly International Archives Day:
Let’s celebrate June 9
International Archives Day 2016 #IAD16 is coming up! Like every year Ask Archivists and Follow An Archive organize a celebration event on Twitter.
With the celebration event we join the June 9 theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship‘ of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The theme of the annual Twitter event will be #archivesrock. It’s about music in archives.
There’ s a great conversation going on on Twitter:
What are you sharing?
Send me your Archive Twitter handles?
I am also posting for SABC Radio Archives and IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on Twitter.
Music: Breyten Breytenbach – Rededication
Two Snaps from a SnapChat story I made today!
My SnapChat username: karentoittoit
I have been trying to get more accustomed with SnapChat, and have found two accounts that really show how it should be done.
SnapChat: Jill Walker Rettberg
SnapChat: John Stanmeyer
Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. She researches SnapChat and has made great discoveries along the way.
See: Information about the Snapchat Narratives Research Project
John Stanmeyer is a photographer who also works for National geographic. His son told him about SnapChat and the power of narratives and storytelling. It really is a treat following his Snaps each day!
Can you suggest more accounts worth following that uses the distinct features of the platform to it’s full potential?
Interlibnet Skype ivd
peer mentor for this round is Anja Jerse, a librarian at the academic library of the Faculty of Theology at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
We organized a Skype call a while back, and it was most insightful! I learnt more from her in this 45 minute call than all of our email exchanges previously! It was great to hear how a librarian in another country is living and working. I was also amazed that they only get a job with a Masters degree, but it doesn’t include a honors degree which we have to get here before the Masters.
I will definitely be doing Skype calls in the next rounds as well!
It is always a great to hear when there is recognition for the work that we do in the Archives. It is a behind-the-scenes job, which always have us motivating the hours and work that we do here!
Translation of the audio clip featured here: Margot Luyt, announcer at SABC Radio Sonder Grense radio station says: “…what luxury we have in archives! If it were not for the Sound Archives…” she would not have been able to play the voice of the original poet introducing the musical composition of his own poem being played!
Yes, what a luxury and a treasure!