Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to ruin a date with an archivist in five words - Storify

"The hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinADate is taking the Twitterverse by storm. It topped the trending list in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This new hashtag game has something for everyone -- from big corporations to regular folks."

Twitter archivists also uses the hashtag #RuinADateWithAnArchivistInFiveWords since last week to highlight most of the annoying things that are being said to them. We have heard most of them, but some are still a surprise!

Compiled by Karen du Toit, Archivist in the SABC Radio Archives, on Storify

Monday, January 12, 2015

Librarians: Connect for free with international peers and beef up your professional networks

International Librarianship @thelibrarykim

Librarians, and also archivists! This is a great way to re-ignite your professional life and networks for the new year! 

The International Librarians Network: new round begins March 2015
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. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in March 2015. 
The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Having connected over 1500 librarians from 103 countries, participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence.  
Applications for the next round of partnerships will open in January 2015 and close at midnight on Sunday 15th February 2015. Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure your inclusion. 
The ILN is open to anyone working in the library and information industry around the world. The program remains 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.  
Get involved now!
Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.

Blog post by Karen du Toit, ILN South Africa coordinator (Contact here:
Signing up for her fifth round!

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- Connect with archivists and librarians from around the world 

- The International Librarians Network: new round begins Seeptember 2014