Tag Archive for 'collaboration'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #53: Think of a successful shared action

Collaboration, arguably, comes naturally to the library field. From in-person teamwork to provide services and events, to cross-border collaborations in order to provide access to knowledge, we achieve more by working together. There is also, of course, ever greater emphasis on the value of working with partners outside of the […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #32: Say thanks to all those who have helped you

It’s often said that libraries are instinctively collaborative institutions. This takes place concretely through activities such as document supply or inter-library loan. But we also see it through IFLA’s different committees, focused on working together to help each other, and the field as a whole. This all takes time and […]

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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 #20: Recruit a Friend

The strength of the library field – locally, nationally and globally – is directly connected to the engagement of the people making it up. The more library and information professionals there are sharing their ideas and experience, the better we can innovate and spread new practices. The more professionals there […]

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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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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG17

The final Sustainable Development Goal being reviewed in 2019 – and indeed every year at the High Level Political Forum is SDG17 – Partnerships for the Global Goals. This is another broad goal, but makes the crucial point that cooperation and collaboration will be necessary for success. In more detail, […]

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