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 affect libraries, forcing us the library field to think deeply about the our role, and how we can best serve our communities.
These are often big questions, and it can be difficult to find the time to sit back and think through them.
But you’re not alone in doing so! There are lots of great people thinking and writing about the library field, from different backgrounds and points of view.
Reading what they have to say can be a great starting point for engaging in wider discussions.
So for our 10th 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, find and sign up to a library blog.
Think of interesting people you’ve heard speak or read about, or you could ask a friend or a colleague.
Try also to look for people with different perspectives. You don’t have to agree with what they say – disagreeing can be a great way to refine your own ideas.
Share your favourite ideas in the comments box below – you may just help someone else discover a great source of ideas!
This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! Key Initiative 2.1 :Produce, communicate and distribute key resources and materials that inspire the profession .
As we publish more ideas, you will be able to view these using the #10MinuteInternationalLibrarian tag on this blog, and of course on IFLA’s Ideas Store! Do also share your ideas in the comments box.