Peer Mentorship Programme: International Librarians Network

The next round of applications is open for librarians to connect globally! It closes on 7 August!

I have taken part in each round, and I have met great librarians from around the world.

It does not take too much of your time, and usually we connect through email and once every two weeks. The discussions are facilitated through ILN, but you and your peer mentor can increase or decrease your own level of engagement.

It is extremely helpful for own professional development, and it really gives insight in how much we are all struggling with the same issues world-wide!

It would be great if a large contingent of South African librarians sign up for this round!

Karen du Toit

Senior Sound Archivist:  Afrikaans

ILN SA Ambassador


Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. 

The ILN 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. We know this because many of our participants tell us – and we’ve had over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries take part so far. 

The ILN is open to anyone working (or studying) in the library and information industry around the world. The program is free and the only requirements to participate are an internet connection, fluent English skills, an hour each week and a desire to build professional connections and learn from colleagues. 

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