International Librarians’ Hosts Directory

Letter from the CILIP International Library and Information Group:

Dear Colleagues,

In the interest of international cooperation and experience-sharing, I would like to invite you to join the Hosts Directory and help make it a global resource.

So what is it?

The Hosts Directory is exactly that – a list of international librarians who are willing to host, for a day or two, a fellow library and information worker who is visiting their city or region. Hosts are located across the world – please see the Map of hosts at . All information is anonymous and you will not be put in contact with a guest without agreeing beforehand – the idea is that you will be able to stay with a professional colleague when attending a conference, event or just travelling abroad rather than in a hotel.

All you need is a spare bed or room and the desire to meet colleagues from other countries, to share experiences and to contribute, in a small way, to building bridges to international understanding and co-operation within the library and information profession. Guidance for potential Hosts is also available online at

Please help us expand the directory by registering online at

For the visitor – the guest – it is a chance to get to know, at first hand, something of the life of a fellow professional in a foreign country as well as the opportunity to stay with a colleague for free or at limited cost.

If you would like to use the Hosts Directory as a guest, please first check the Map of hosts at to see there are Hosts in the area you are visiting and email the Hosts Directory Administrator at with details of who you are, where you want to and how long they want to stay.

Please feel free to pass this information onto colleagues who may also be interested.

Kind Regards

Doug Knock
ILIG Chair
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