IFLA is all about providing spaces for exchange and learning.
But its not possible to be in every meeting, and even catching up afterwards online can be a lot.
Fortunately, many of the reflections and ideas shared in conferences also find their ways into articles and books that explore key issues facing our field in depth.
We are lucky, in the library field, to have such a wider range of people studying the field, as practitioners, teachers and academics.
They dive into key questions, evaluate programmes and initiatives, and compare experiences and practices.
Their work represents a great resource for everyone else, answering questions, sharing ideas, and providing evidence you can use in advocacy.
So for our 41st 10-Minute International Librarian Exercise, check out the research!
One great source is IFLA’s own library of papers, presentations and posters from past World Library and Information Congresses.
You can also look around the IFLA Journal, or other journals and publications in the field, which can both help answer questions which you may have, or provide you with arguments that you can use in your advocacy.
Let us know which is your preferred source of research information about the library field in the comments box below!
This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! 2.1 Develop standards, guidelines, and other materials that foster best professional practice.
As we publish more ideas, you will be able to view these using the #10MinuteInternationalLibrarian tag on this blog, and of course on IFLA’s Ideas Store! Do also share your ideas in the comments box below.