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The 10-Minute International Librarian #90: Explain how educators benefit from libraries

Yesterday was World Education Support Personnel Day, organised by Education International. This makes the key point that effective schools and learning are about the whole range of people involved in education – teachers, nurses, support staff, and of course, librarians! See our blog on this for more. Of course, libraries […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #89: Make a connection

Libraries are already strongly characterised by collaboration. Within and across institutions, we rely on this in order to deliver information and services to users. Through it, we can provide a much wider range of support than alone. We also partner with other actors of course, combining the strengths of libraries […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #88: Think of a process where libraries should be included

Libraries have an incredible breadth of expertise and action. This can make an invaluable contribution to wider processes around different policy goals, but they are too often neglected.

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #87: Explain why books matter

This Saturday will be World Book and Copyright Day, launched by UNESCO in 1995 on 23 April – the day on which both Cervantes and Shakespeare died. It is also the day, in Catalonia, where it is traditional to offer books and roses as gifts. Of course there are many […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #86: Put yourself in a colleague’s position

As already highlighted many times in this series, collaboration is both a feature of the library field, and a priority. It is an essential part of so much of our work, both within and outside individual institutions, enabling activities such as cooperative preservation projects, document supply, and the creation of […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #85: Think of a library myth that you can debunk

Libraries have long been key institutions in communities. While this means that we have strong name recognition, it’s not always the case that people know what we’re about. There are a lot of library myths out there. Look up library stereotypes on the internet, and there’s plenty of material. Although […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #84: Celebrate the Local

Libraries have a mission to put global information into the hands of people, wherever they are. Through their own collections policies, inter-library loan and document supply, and advocacy for internet provision and open access, they help overcome barriers to information.

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