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The 10-Minute International Librarian #27: Think of a Long-Term Vision

One of the purposes of our 10-Minute International Librarian series is to help you find ways to think beyond the world around you. You are part of a global field, and can gain a lot by working with others, without needing to devote too much time! But as well as […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #26: Identify something you’re not sure about, and look for an answer

Librarians are used to receiving questions from other people. As a profession focused on service, it is part of the job to be able to respond to queries, and to help people access the information they need. Yet simply having a qualification does not always mean we have all of […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #25: Learn and Tell a Library Story

The two key types of evidence in building the case for libraries are data and stories. Data reaches out to the ‘right’ brain, appealing to the logical, the rational. But sometimes, you need to be able to reach out first to emotions, to help them to see themselves in a […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #24: Think of an advocate for libraries

A big focus of IFLA’s Strategy is building the ability of libraries to advocate. Wherever decisions are being made about library budgets, or the laws that affect them, there is space for advocacy. By building understanding of, support for, and commitment to libraries, you can shape these decisions. Yet sometimes, […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #23: Think of something that hasn’t worked, and learn from it

Celebrating success is an important way to maintain motivation and energy. But not every initiative works, especially when it is new or innovative! Everyone will experience failures, or things that didn’t quite turn out as hoped. But beyond the disappointment, these can also be great opportunities to develop. Indeed, there […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #22: Find out about priorities for libraries in another country

We have so much to learn from each other! Wherever libraries exist, there are people reflecting on how best to offer services that meet the needs of users. Everyone has lessons to give and to take. Indeed, one of the key goals of the IFLA Strategy is to enable discussion […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #21: Identify a non-user and think how to engage them

Libraries have a mission to serve their entire communities. Yet it is rare – if not impossible – to be able to reach everyone. What is important is to try and reach further. This is because when people are not connected to their library, there is a risk of missed […]

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