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The 10-Minute International Librarian #64: Look for a learning opportunity

In order to keep up with new ideas, new tools and new techniques, it is vital to be a lifelong learner. This is as much a question of personal and professional development as it is one of how best to serve library users. However, too often, we associate learning only […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #63: Memorise a high-impact reference

Too often, decision-makers will tend to take libraries for granted, and not spend enough time or effort thinking about them. This is of course a lost opportunity, given how much integrating libraries into policy planning can help support wider policy goals. It’s therefore important to be able to start a […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #62: Think how to convince someone (in a language they understand)

Being able to win people’s support is so often vital in being able to fulfil your mission in a library. It can be about convincing colleagues to join you in a project, winning the endorsement of a manager inside or outside of the library, or getting changes to wider laws […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #61: Think of the last time you attracted a non-user

 As part of libraries’ mission to serve every member of their communities, a key question is how to bring in new users. Among those who do not currently regularly visit library buildings or websites, there may be some – or many even – who are missing out on opportunities that […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #60: think about how you enable users

Too often, different degrees of access to information or skills can create economic, social, and democratic divides. The lucky are enabled, ready to exploit the possibilities open to them, while others are left behind, unaware or unable to do so. They are left without the capabilities necessary for development. Tackling […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #59: Think how you can amplify your voice

If decision-makers are to make choices that favour libraries, it’s important that they know about you. It is a cliché, but often it will be those who shout the loudest who gain the most attention! Of course, you need to be smart about your work to advocate for libraries. You […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #58: Define Scenarios

We often tend to think of the future in terms of individual developments, for example in technology, environment, or social issues. The rise of AI, climate change, or inequality of course all do have an important impact on libraries, shaping the tools we use, the physical environment we inhabit, and […]

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