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The 10-Minute International Librarian #52: Think of something that motivates you in your work

In busy jobs, it can be hard sometimes to stop and think. We’ve talked a few times in previous posts about why it’s nonetheless important to do this, in order to plan, to learn, and to reflect. Taking a moment to step back can allow you to think longer term, […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #51: Develop a roadmap

Getting from where you are now to your long-term goals is not always simple. Especially for more ambitious objectives, success can be dependent on many different factors. In particular, there may be pre-conditions – things that need to be in place in order to move forwards. These pre-conditions, in turn, […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #50: Re-read the universal declaration of human rights

A key argument for the existence of libraries is not just that they are useful for their communities, but also deliver on key rights. Central to this is the right of access to information, as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, agreed in 1948. Spelt out in […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #49: Think about setting up an SDG Book Club

Books – and so the libraries that provide equitable access to them – can be a great way of discovering and engaging with new ideas. This is particular the case for children, given the ability of books to open new horizons and raise new questions about key issues. And are […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #48: Think of a trend that will shape the field

Libraries are closely tied to the communities they serve. Changes in the way people live, earn, socialise and behave will often have an impact on what they need from libraries, and how they use them. In the meanwhile technological shifts can affect how libraries, in turn respond. In this way […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #47: (Re)read the Sustainable Development Goals

It’s clear – sometimes high-level policy documents can seem a long way away from day-to-day work. They deal in big ideas and big concepts, and can feel too much to do much about on your own. At the same time, they can also offer an opportunity to think into the […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #46: Nominate someone for a position in IFLA

Last week’s post focused on how everyone has the potential to be a leader, in whatever position. Doing so can be great not only for individuals, who gain new skills and confidence, but also for the library field as a whole. Now is of course a great time to be […]

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