Applications open for 2016 ALLA Fellowship

(1 ‎February ‎2016)  ‏‎The Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) Annual Fellowship Program provides current members of ALLA with an opportunity to attend an international professional development program. The successful applicant will receive $3000 to cover registration, travel, insurance and accommodation expenses. The announcement and application guidelines are here.

February 3, 2016 - 12:46 pm

ILN applications are now open: new round begins March 2016

(18 January 2016) The International Librarians Network 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. To date,  over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries have taken part. Applications for the […]

January 20, 2016 - 8:03 am

2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

(22 December 2015) This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by IFLA and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc (OCLC). Program overview Up to five individuals are selected each year for participation in this intensive four-week Fellowship Program […]

December 23, 2015 - 9:29 am

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute announced

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute, Library Leadership in a Disruptive World: Today & Tomorrow, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 to 26 April 2016. As usual, the Institute is organised by the University of Hong Kong Libraries, this year in conjunction with the iGroup, Monash University Malaysia Library and Taylor’s University Library. […]

November 16, 2015 - 2:18 pm

ILN and ALIA announce partnership

(9 November 2015) The International Librarians Network (ILN) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are pleased to announce they are partnering in a new arrangement which will benefit ALIA members and library and information professionals around the world. From January 2016, ALIA will be offering their members the opportunity to participate in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme, powered […]

November 10, 2015 - 7:13 am

Update on Spotlight: The Stanford University Libraries exhibits platform

(4 November 2015)  It’s been more than a year since The Stanford Libraries announced the completion of the first phase of development of Spotlight, an innovative solution that enables libraries and other cultural heritage institutions to build high-quality online exhibits from content in their digital collections. Spotlight was built to make it easier for library […]

November 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm

The University of Hong Kong joins the ranks of CILIP accredited Learning Providers

(30 October 2015) CILIP has announced that two courses at the University of Hong Kong have received CILIP accreditation, recognising that they provide solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the library, information and knowledge management profession. The Master of Science in Library and Information Management (MSc LIM) and the […]

October 31, 2015 - 7:29 am

New self-guided curriculum for digitization

(7 October 2015) Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. During the project, DPLA collaborated with trainers at Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of […]

October 8, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Introducing Altmetric tools in Malaysia

(18 September 2015) The Altmetric Ambassador of the Month for September is Nader Ale Ibrahim, a visiting research fellow with the Centre for Research Services at the University of Malaya. Nader’s key research interests include bibliometrics and the ways in which researchers can use online research tools to promote their work and increase their citation […]

September 20, 2015 - 11:46 am

Registrations now open for QUT’s Law Librarianship: Legals Research course

(13 August 2015) This course, developed with the support of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association, introduces you to the Australian legal system and the world of legal research. The program specifically helps you to explore and evaluate primary and secondary legal research sources, covering Commonwealth, State and Territory jurisdictions. There is a strong focus on […]

August 14, 2015 - 8:55 am

University of Kentucky librarian takes digital preservation skills down under

(6 August 2015) As a part of a team from the Library of Congress, University of Kentucky Libraries sent an expert Down Under this summer to offer guidance on best practices in digital preservation. In early June, Mary Molinaro, Director of the UK Libraries Research Data Center, traveled to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, to serve […]

August 10, 2015 - 4:01 pm

DPC Offers Scholarships to Members for DPTP – The Practice of Digital Preservation

(31 July 2015) The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully funded scholarships to attend the upcoming 21-23 September 2015 instance of ULCC’s intermediate level Digital Preservation Training Programme – The Practice of Digital Preservation at Senate House, University of London, London. Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers all […]

August 1, 2015 - 8:16 am

Teaching Altmetric: new training materials available

(20 July 2015) Today, Altmetric has released its new collection of teaching resources for you to use in your own Altmetric for Institutions training sessions. Altmetric is often asked to share its training slides so it has created a CC-BY licensed collection for you to use in your own teaching. The new teaching materials include everything you need to run a […]

July 21, 2015 - 1:21 pm

5 Reasons to apply now to be a peer mentor

(13 July 2015) The International Librarians Network is calling for peer mentors. The ILN uses a model where all participants are treated as equals. 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 […]

July 14, 2015 - 7:40 am

University of Adelaide Library Research Training Needs Survey results published

(10 April 2015) The University Libraries recently conducted a survey on research training needs. Key findings include: There is a clear demand for research support training on topics related to choosing journals to publish with, bibliometrics, altmetrics, social media and research profiles, and open research data. Responses indicate that more than one training delivery method […]

April 13, 2015 - 2:49 pm