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The 10-Minute International Librarian #82: Ask for a testimonial

It’s important for libraries to be able to tell the story of what they do. Showing how a collection, a service or a programme can make a difference to someone’s life is a powerful way of explaining why our institutions and our profession matter. You can find some great examples […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #81: Discover your local Wikimedia chapter

A couple of days ago, the first #1Lib1Ref campaign of 2022 launched, encouraging librarians from around the world to add references to Wikipedia. But there are lots more ways to get involved in Wikimedia, including through national chapters.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #80: Make a contact count

Librarianship is all about helping people to achieve their goals through meaningful access to information and knowledge. It of course includes a wide range of roles, from the front desk or out among the stacks, to the conservation lab or the cataloguing room. Nonetheless, in each case, it is through […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #79: Think about how to green your library

In November of last year, governments made new commitments to reducing emissions in order to limit climate change. While many have suggested that not enough was promised, it will be worse still if even this is not delivered. Crucially, mitigating and adapting to climate change requires work at all levels. […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #78: Share Feedback

Librarianship is a learning profession. This is why we have associations and other groups, nationally and internationally, which provide opportunities to share and listen to others. IFLA itself is all about helping library and information workers to discover insights and ways of doing things that they can then incorporate into […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #77: Think how to develop a growth mindset

It’s normal, whenever you do something, to want it to go well. As a result, it can be disappointing when this isn’t the case. Sometimes, the fear of failing can even prevent us from trying new things. This is a problem though! Because when we don’t innovate – either by […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #76: Update your references

In advocating for libraries, it is always powerful to have data or stories to hand. As mentioned in previous posts, these can make your message stronger and more credible, both in terms of making your arguments real for others, and adding hard facts for the more statistically-minded. Crucially, it means […]

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