The upcoming Twitter chat on Thursday at 11 am South African Standard Time (UTC + 2:00) will be about gaming and libraries. I will be running it from the ILN Twitter handle. Check out a Time zone converter here and please take part. Please give us a shout-out from your part of the world and tell us what you do with gaming in your library? Maybe it is still something you should try in your library?
I value these certificates greatly from the International Librarian Network.
With each programme I am able to add new partnerships and professional development opportunities to my own resume!
Thanks to all the programme coordinators who make this happen! It is a huge effort!
I have signed up for the new programme!
The applications close on 15 February 2015 for the next round!
I attended the International Librarians Network first webinar on Saturday morning at 12am South African time. Although I have been through 3 ILN peer mentoring programmes already, it was the first time that an introductory webinar was held.
They made use of anymeeting to conduct the webinar. It had to be downloaded to my iPad, but it was extremely easy to use!
I was glad that I stayed awake on Friday night to hear the voices of the ILN programme coordinators.
we have 572 participants from 72 countries this round, wow! #ILNwelcome
— InterLibNet (@InterLibNet) September 16, 2014
I have had peer mentors from Australia, Indonesia, Spain and now from Manchester in the United Kingdom.
It is also exciting to see all the country coordinators from around the world.
The most important message that I am taking with me is that we can take up issues with the programme coordinators, and rather sooner than later. I have been very lucky with regards my own peer partnering, and have learnt much from my international peers.
Thank you very much, International Librarians Network! I appreciate all your efforts, which is voluntary and must take up a lot of your time!
The third round of the International Librarians Network kicked off with an invitation to showcase our workspaces.
I shared two of these photos with my new ILN partner from Manchester in the UK. I am excited to learn more about a new library environment.
Another great opportunity for connecting with a peer mentor from around the globe.
It is great for librarians as well as archivists to develop professional relationships with like-minded peers.
This is my fourth round that I am signing up for.
— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) July 8, 2014
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.