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The 10-Minute International Librarian #18: Think of a Powerful Advocacy Tool

Advocacy is a global priority for libraries, and will only become more important with hard financial times likely ahead. When trying to change people’s minds, it can be powerful to go in with some sort of tool or support, that you can prepare beforehand. This can help start conversations, or […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #17: Think about how you can measure success

The test of a great idea is in its delivery. In order to understand whether a service or programme is working, it’s important to be able to see whether it is meeting its goals. But also, proof of what you have achieved is also powerful when advocating. Politicians will meet […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #16: Review your risk-management plans

Libraries provide services to their communities that are as varied as they are essential. This can be particularly true during times of crisis, when people need information – and comfort – more than ever. But of course to be able to provide services, libraries themselves need to be ready to […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #15: Think how you can use technology to improve services

Libraries have long been innovators in using technology to share information and carry out their missions. From automation to the creation of inter-library networks that predate the modern internet, there are plenty of stories of libraries leading the way. This should be a source of confidence – libraries have it […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #14: Find a good source of library news

Libraries are all about ensuring that the communities they serve are well informed. We know how important this information is for allowing people to take decisions and enjoy their rights. But it is not only library users, but also library and information workers themselves who can benefit from being well […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #13: Develop your 1-minute pitch for libraries

Advocacy is an important part of IFLA’s work to support the library field. As institutions often dependent on the support of others – governments, funders, host institutions – libraries need to be able to explain why they are a great investment. There are lots of very good studies and other […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #12: Check out an IFLA Standard

Each library is unique, with staff needing to use their skills and judgement to assess what their communities need. Nonetheless, there is also plenty that we have in common, there is plenty that we can learn from each other. One of the key types of work that takes place within […]

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