LISNPN – the Library and Information Sector New Professionals Network -was started in 2010 by Ned Potter and others (see his article “Going Forward Together” about it here). Since then LISNPN has been passed on to be run by different teams of volunteers and has morphed over time into the current blog here.

As was the original vision, LISNPN is a network for everyone, regardless of affiliation, qualifications, experience or employment. We welcome all to engage with the network. Our definitions of “new” and “professional” have always been pretty flexible, but the overall aim is for the site to be useful for those who feel new or aspiring within the library and information sector.

We welcome contributions: if you want to suggest a topic or write for the blog, please email