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The 10-Minute International Librarian #11: Think of a skill that you can improve

We are in a time of rapid change in the information field. The materials we work with, the possibilities we have to use them, and the expectations of users are changing. Even the best library education cannot prepare you for all that you are likely to see in the course […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #10: Find, and sign up to, a library blog

Libraries are at the heart of so many key discussions. Information – and the changing ways in which it is collected, produced, presented, shared and used – is a top political issue. With centuries of experience, libraries have so much to bring to any discussion Of course, these changes also […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #9: Think how you can support someone in their career

Connections and communications between libraries are a great way of learning. IFLA is all about providing a space and opportunity to do this, across borders, between library types. We all have things we can share with others, as well as ways we can gain by listening. But this is particularly […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #8: Think of an Advocacy Priority

What makes for a successful library or library system? Clearly, the energy and dedication of staff plays a major role. We are lucky to have so many inventive and focused people in the field. But there are also other factors, not least the decisions made by law-makers and funders. This […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #7: Identify a challenge you have in common with another library

Running or working in a successful library can involve overcoming many different types of challenge. Resources – time, money, expertise – are always limited, and the demands libraries can face are not only high, but also change over time. As underlined in previous posts, it can be difficult to find […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #6: Celebrate an item in your collection

Libraries have a strong history of cooperation and partnerships. With no single institution able to acquire and preserve everything, we have worked together for centuries to preserve and share materials, for the benefit of users. Long before the internet, libraries were enabling information to flow around the world in support […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #5: Think of a Potential Partner

Libraries should never need to be isolated or alone. Indeed, building partnerships, not just inside but also outside our field can be a great way of increasing impact while saving effort. While it can seem like an effort at first, just taking a little time to identify and build partnerships […]

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