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To use marketing to its full potential, you have to understand what your added value to your clients is. Eric Kokke on why marketing skills are crucial for information professionals.

Posted 17 November 2019

Marilyn Clarke on the Liberate our Library campaign that's working to give a voice to marginalised and underrepresented students at Goldsmiths University of London.

Posted 20 November 2019

Kimberly Moore is a school librarian and digital literacy educator who helps students create electronic collections of their work.

Posted 15 November 2019

Driven by the desire to improve online communications with customers, the team at Barrington Library (Cranfield University) invited all library staff to peer review the online enquiries they had been answering. Lauren Vizor and Rachel Daniels share the story of what happened.

Posted 4 November 2019

AcademicTech is bursting with innovation and innovators. Yvonne Campfens, Internet Librarian International 2019 keynote, explores the drivers for success in this fast-moving sector.

Posted 21 October 2019

Using free software librarians in Sweden asked users to immerse themselves in a virtual environment and create 'a perfect library'.

Posted 6 October 2019

Martin White asks if Microsoft is inhibiting enterprise-wide information management.

Posted 3 October 2019

There are three keynote speakers at this year's Internet Librarian International conference, talking about accelerating innovation, harnessing the power of community and collaboration and celebrating the love of libraries.

Posted 9 September 2019

Gary Horrocks reports back from UKeiG's special event focused on AI in the information sector.

Posted 25 August 2019

Reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than their parent's level of education.

Posted 19 July 2019

Insights from Silvia Modig, MEP and President of the Finnish Library Association; publishing expert Yvonne Campfens on innovating like a start-up, and Kajal Odedra of Change.org on harnessing the power of community.

Posted 8 July 2019

Helle Lauridsen reports from the tenth NEXT LIBRARY event, held in Aarhus, Denmark.

Posted 23 June 2019

The British Library has a fantastic track record when it comes to mobilising its digitised content.

Posted 8 June 2019

Laura Palmer enjoyed the whirlwind of learning, networking, and tweeting that was the 42nd UKSG Annual Conference.  

Posted 22 May 2019

International Museums Day is celebrated in May 2019. Kenn Bicknell considers the lessons libraries can learn from museums.

Posted 3 May 2019

A new international study explores how researchers find and use scholarly literature for their work and finds differences by age, discipline and geography.

Posted 29 April 2019

Eighteen information professionals from nine countries will help shape the 2019 conference programme.

Posted 8 April 2019

Martin White draws parallels between the work of World War Two cryptographers and the challenges of effectively mobilising information within today's organisations.

Posted 4 April 2019

Bryony Ramsden, of the UXLibs conference team, reflects on how inclusivity became an unexpected but critical theme of the 2018 conference.

Posted 21 March 2019

Melanie Holst describes 'A Million Stories'. The library-led intercultural storytelling project is the largest curated collection of unfiltered personal accounts from refugees in Europe.

Posted 11 March 2019

Two days of discussions about academic publishing covered China's role in OA, Plan S, value propositions, book publishing and much more. The event was not without controversy!

Posted 6 March 2019

Currently in-between homes, London's Feminist Library is one of the UK's most unique and resilient archives.

Posted 20 February 2019

The theme of the 20th International Conference on Grey Literature was 'Research Data Fuels and Sustains Grey Literature'.

Posted 7 February 2019

It's 2019 and ILI is back to celebrate innovative libraries and librarians in our 21st year. We take a look behind the scenes as the Call for Speakers opens, and speaker proposals start to come in.

Posted 28 January 2019

Catherine Parker of the University of Huddersfield, UK, set out to discover who is responsible for research support across 50 HE institutions.

Posted 25 January 2019

2019 is still new enough to adopt a more mindful approach to life and work. At an MmIT meeting, four speakers shared their thoughts about creating a healthy relationship with tech.

Posted 10 January 2019

Thinking like a games designer could help to deepen our understanding of what engages, challenges and motivates people to participate in library services and work with library resources.

Posted 12 December 2018

Michelle Breen reflects on The New Review of Academic Librarianship Conference 'Positioning the Academic Library within the Institution'.

Posted 30 November 2018

If anyone had told Marisol Moreno Ortiz just a year ago that she would be presenting at an international conference in the UK, she would not have believed them.

Posted 15 November 2018

Phil Bradley reflects on the lessons we all should learn from the shutdown of Google+.

Posted 23 October 2018

ILI - the library innovation conference - opened with a video celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Posted 21 October 2018

Two awards highlighting the best practitioners and organisations working with taxonomies announced at Taxonomy Boot Camp in London.  

Posted 21 October 2018

In Sweden, libraries are at the forefront of opening up the UNESCO heritage listed decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland by using immersive VR and enhanced marketing techniques.

Posted 19 October 2018

Looking back at the past twenty years in the world of information.

Posted 8 October 2018

ILI speaker Olga Koz will be sharing tips on how to create a community of researchers.

Posted 2 October 2018

ILI Keynote speaker Martin Hamilton, Futurist at Jisc, shares his views and asks what's on the horizon for library and info professionals.

Posted 24 September 2018

Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of Educopia, shares her thoughts on scholarly communications and network-driven collaboration.

Posted 24 September 2018

The launch of Google Dataset Search has been big news. Aaron Tay considers the implications for librarians and researchers.

Posted 20 September 2018

Get it Loud in Libraries brings live music to local libraries, large and small.

Posted 19 September 2018

At #ILI2018 Alison McNab will be sharing pro tips on how to be a designated live tweeter or event amplifier. Here she gives a preview of her presentation.

Posted 17 August 2018

A survey of information professionals in libraries, archives and museums set out to discover their attitudes to using linked data.

Posted 30 July 2018

Internet Librarian International, the library innovation conference, celebrates its twentieth birthday by looking to the future

Posted 23 July 2018

A school librarian is a reading professional, there to support the child, to guide them through the world of books and to help them gain the skills required to function through the education system and into adulthood. Every child deserves to have people in their school with the right skills for the job, says Dawn Finch.

Posted 16 July 2018

The Welsh Government's Information and Archive Service carried out a mini-pilot project to explore making tweets available via its Soutron Library Management System.

Posted 6 July 2018

Aaron Tay considers the potential uses of Google Assistant and Alexa for library and academic services and concludes there is still plenty of room for innovation.

Posted 26 June 2018

A wide range of topics were covered at INFORUM in Prague, including library strategy and advocacy, tech developments, preservation, archiving and digitisation.

Posted 12 June 2018

Andrew Cox believes academic librarianship is becoming more of a data profession and outlines a spectrum of data roles from the familiar to the new.

Posted 2 June 2018

Phil Bradley explains what net neutrality means - and why information professionals should care.

Posted 18 May 2018

Universities are looking beyond traditional publishing pathways to disseminate research. Megan Taylor and Kathrine Jensen outline ways that a University Press can engage scholarly communities.

Posted 25 April 2018

Privacy literacy in a complex data landscape at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported at UKSG.

Posted 23 April 2018

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