International Librarians Network

As volunteer-run organisation, ILN is full of people from different parts of the library industry. As well as being Program Coordinators for ILN, we all play a number of roles in libraries as do our Country Coordinators. This month’s discussion topic has been inspired by one of our coordinators, Alyson Dalby, who amongst her other roles is a Director for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

ALIA are currently running a project which is designed to stimulate a discussion about the future of the profession. They’ve created a discussion paper and have a series of workshops planned around Australia for the latter half of the year. The discussion proposes a few interesting scenarios for the year 2025, including the following:

  • Public library services are networked across whole states, with a national service model on the horizon. While electronic material (e.g. ebooks, movies, games) is available for loan…

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