I thought I would reply to this as you are in Wales and I am on the Career
Development Group Wales committee.
I was never really sure what it meant either but I made sure to mention some
international items, such as:
1. I have always maintained a professional interest in other library
sectors. I am currently a member or three special interest groups: Career
Development Group, Diversity Group, and International Library & Information.
I think it helps to be a member of this international group during
Chartership as it helps to identify some international issues and you can
develop a couple of short sentences.
2. If you attend any international conference then you can talk about how
you have developed an international perspective in a few short sentences.
3. If you read any international journal then you can talk about how you
have developed an international perspective in a few short sentences.
4. If you are on an e-mail list from another country you could mention that
and draw on some of the issues that are discussed. As a Chartership
candidate, you might be on [log in to unmask], which I think is still the e-mail
list of the American Library Association New Members Roundtable, or the next
generations list (supposed to be for those under 30) [log in to unmask]
5. Maybe you have a product or service at UWIC that is from another country
(and you do) which you could evaluate. Are any of the interlibrary loans at
6. You could think about something in the news. You could go to the American
Library Association web site, http://www.ala.org/
look at some of the latest news related to Hurricane Katrina and libraries.
Maybe you could even think about how blogs are changing the way information
is presented and transferred between borders, an example:
I felt that these were areas that involved international trans-border
information transfer but I was really focussing on mentioning the
"international" and the "information". I tried to mention a few little
things throughout the report.
Hopefully there is something here for you to think about. I am sure others
will have different ideas and perhaps somebody from CILIP could explain what
the phrase means.
From: list for CILIP members working towards MCLIP status
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marie Jones
Sent: 06 September 2005 10:51
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: International Trans-Border Information Transfer
Can anyone advise me as to what to include in the 'International Trans-
border Information Transfer' section of the chartership report?
Thanks in advance,
Information Advisor Interlibrary Loans & Document Delivery
Library Central Services Unit
Llandaff Learning Centre
Universtity of Wales Institute, Cardiff