We asked our global Advisor community to “Show us your corner of the world.” And, boy, did they respond! The pictures poured in from all corners of the globe, from Austria to Taiwan to Cameroon to Brazil to Ghana to Indonesia to India…we could go on!
Our original intent was to pick one and interview them as our Advisor of the Month, but, boy, did that cause some arguments on our team! The pictures and stories behind why our Advisors chose these spots to highlight were so compelling and interesting, we couldn’t choose one. Which is fairly representative of the Mendeley Advisor Program, as there are multiple ways at getting involved.
The Mendeley Advisor community is 3,600+ strong global network, ranging from students to professors in nearly every field. Advisors can choose how they want to participate and the Advisor program is designed to fit around your work schedule – not the other way around. Our Advisors spread the word about Mendeley through one-on-one recommendations to giving presentations to their department or institutes. They help shape Mendeley by participating in User Discovery, or by beta testing.
The corners of the world highlighted by our Advisors show the global diversity and reach of the Mendeley network. Like Muhammad Sholahuddin from Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta in Indonesia, who is pictured with a local landmark that represents being an “umbrella” to ordinary people.
Or Librarian Mary Lister, from Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town pictured in front of Table Mountain one of the seven modern wonders of the world, and the former Breakwater Jail which now houses the Graduate School of Business.
We loved the creativity shown by Henry Dilong Meriki and his colleagues at the University of Buea in Cameroon, who printed out their own Mendeley badges and stood in front of the flag of their country flying high over their campus, where they study drug resistance in HIV and Tuberculosis.
Beatriz Benitez Juan, a librarian at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain, highlighted the unique Catalonian culture in her picture, where she is dwarfed by a tower, or castell, of students.
And we felt the calm beauty of Kassel, Germany in Adrian Calma‘s beautiful portrait with his Mendeley bag in front of the Hercules Monument in Bergpark Wilhelmhöhe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We wondered if, while waiting for his tram, he was using Mendeley’s iOS or Android apps to stay on top of his research!
So take a peek at our favourite photos in the above slideshow, and Show us YOUR Corner of the World here in the comments, or on Facebook, or on Twitter. Want to know more about the Advisor Program? Visit our Mendeley Advisor Program page to learn more and apply for the program.