ILN certificate of participation
I have taken part in each round of the International Librarians Network, since it’s inception. I have been taught so much, and have met great librarians from around the world. I still “see” my peer mentors popping up on my social media feeds.
The ILN is taking a break for the first part of 2017, but will hopefully come back in another version for the second part of 2017?
Cate Carlyle (Canadian Ambassador at ILN) wrote a great article in World Libraries: Information Professionals Go Global: Reflections on the International Librarians Network Peer Mentoring Program. The article includes a thought I also shared about the ILN.
UCT Social Media certificate
The UCT Social Media online short course kept me busy for 9 weeks this year! I am very proud of the fact that I could complete it with a 70% mark!
I can highly recommend the course as I have picked up more from it than I had expected!
The course and course material was structured in such a way that it was easy to navigate. It is time-consuming, but at the end it is worth it!
The Modules included the following:
Module 1 Positioning your brand on social media
Module 2 Managing and growing your Facebook community
Module 3 Building a following on Twitter
Module 4 Leveraging LinkedIn and Google+Module 5 Marketing with Pinterest and social bookmarking
Module 6 Using YouTube, Instagram and understanding mobile
Module 7 Blogging for community engagement and search
Module 8 Managing and measuring your online reputation
Module 9 Integrating social media into your marketing strategy
Any great courses you can recommend in social media?
I have been taking part for over 3 years now in the International Librarians Network. I have met two peer mentors each year, and have build my own professional network while learning about librarianship around the world.
I recommend signing up if you haven’t done before!
The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries have already participated in this program, and we are pleased to announce the next round will commence in March 2016. Applications close at midnight on Monday 15th February 2016.
Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.
The March to June round of the International Librarians Network has ended with certificates sent to all the participants.
The reflection, review and what next? post has already been published, and I will be signing up to the next round of ILN which will start in September.
I have connected with librarians from Australia, Indonesia and most recently Spain. It has been an eye-opening experience!
To sign up, complete the Expression of Interest form.