Photo: Flight Simulator ceiling reflection CC By-NC-ND 2.0 by SCFiasco

Today’s post comes to us from ILN Program Coordinator Kate Byrne:  Some years ago now, I was a fairly new librarian who had been assigned to outreach to the engineering faculty at my university. My mission was to attempt to build new relationships between the library and the research community by meeting within individual researchers […]

Photo: 'Ghost' by Jon Feinstein CC BY 2.0

Screwy Decimal is a blog from New York blogger Rita Meade. Rita shares many funny stories of the happenings in her public library. Earlier this year she shared the story of a very unexpected event – a library haunting!   It all started with a tweet: But the story didn’t stop there – these were […]

Photo: 'Metro Emergency Call Sign' CC-BY Raymond Bryson

The Swiss Army Librarian is Brian Herzog, a reference librarian from a public library in the United States. On his blog, he shares stories from his reference desk encounters as well as other library related posts.  As anyone who has spent time on a reference desk is aware – librarians get asked all kinds of […]

A brown snake spotted in Oakey Library

Today’s post comes to us from Jo Beazley a Librarian in Library and Cultural Services at Oakey Library: Oakey library, part of Toowoomba Regional Council, is located approximately 30 kilometres west of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. It serves a population of approximately 5000, and is one of 12 libraries across the council region. As part of capital works, the […]

Reminder, the last ILN Twitter chat for round 3 is on Tuesday! Join us for a discussion about stories from the stacks – sharing the unexpected stories from our libraries. Tuesday 25 November 7:00-8:00 am AEST (GMC +10) Please note: The time and date listed here is in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney). Please use a […]

Photo: 'I met with the hole-of-unexpected-surprises' by Marie Chantale-Turgeon CC BY-NC-ND

  We have titled our next discussion topic ‘Stories from the stacks’. Here at the ILN we know that libraries are places filled with unexpected surprises,. We also know that librarians are an adaptable bunch who can handle almost any situation that arises, that librarians see all  and that our community are the keepers of many stories. […]

'Is the traditional business world at war with creativity? ' by used under Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 2.0

So if you think you aren’t a creative person have a read of this blog post from The Huffington Post: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. Here is a Steve Jobs quote from that article: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they […]


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