Archive for November, 2014

Conferences and events: academic and special libraries in Ireland

November 2, 2014

International Librarians Network

Today’s guest post on conferences and events comes from our Ireland Coordinator, Dr Eva Hornung:

I’m on the committee of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI), which is the professional body for library and information professionals here. We are a pretty busy group and are running, beside informal networking evenings, training courses and workshops, an Annual Conference and Exhibition. The Conference is aimed at professionals working in all types of special information units, big academic libraries, the National Library of Ireland, governmental libraries and so on. We also have public and school librarians attending, which is great as it really fosters professional links.

I’ve been on the committee since it’s reinstallation in 2005, so next year would be conference number 15 for me. Despite having had different roles over the years (ranging from registration to overall project manager) I’m amazed that there is still so much to learn! Every year…

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Conferences and events: Access to Electronic Resources in Libraries, Cameroon

November 2, 2014

International Librarians Network

Today’s guest blog post about conferences and events comes from our Cameroon Coordinator Roseline Bawack:

This event was a training workshop under the theme “Access to electronic resources in libraries and information services”.  The two day workshop took place on the 7 – 8 May 2014. It was organized by ABADCAM – Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists in Cameroon, and was hosted by US Embassy, precisely at the James Baldwin Information Resource Center.

This workshop was aimed at members of the association (Librarians, Documentalists and Archivists).

I was a participant at this training workshop.  It was very useful because I learnt how to acquire and manage electronic resources. Precisely, I learnt how to acquire electronic resources, how to subscribe, typology of electronic resources, rules and regulations, restrictions, etcetera. A demonstration was also made on how to create a digital platform. We also learnt about Web 2.0…

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Conferences and events: Biblio Remix

November 2, 2014

International Librarians Network

This post is from Manuel Huygen, the ILN France Coordinator.

This submission is about an event that is occurring in my library and other libraries round the city: Biblio Remix. The title is explicit : it’s about “remixing” libraries. Inviting geeks, designers, fablabs, patrons, to “rethink” the library, to let ideas emerge for the future. They also have a Twitter presence.

Tell us more about the event

First, there is not “one” event, but many, I think that between the cities of Brest, Rennes and Dignes-Cavaillon-Muy (south of France), there are eight projects, up to now. It’s aimed at librarians, to help them reinvent their work, also at patrons, to help them participate in the future of their local library.

I participated in one of these eight events on June, 2014. I learnt that there are many ways libraries could evolve in the future, reacting with their…

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