Tag Archive for 'collaboration'

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 #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 Digital Librarian #12: Explore Digital Brainstorming Tools

The third round of posts in our 10-Minute Digital Librarian series focuses on digital productivity tools – things that allow you to be more effective in your work. As highlighted in IFLA’s Global Vision, a key characteristic of the library field is collaboration. Libraries and library and information workers are […]

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The 10-Minute Digital Librarian #11: Discover collaborative tools for developing documents

After series of posts focusing on using digital tools to communicate your work, and how to keep yourself and users safe online, the next series of five 10-Minute Digital Librarian focuses on tools that are available to you, for free, in order to get more done, in particular with other […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #68: Think of a barrier to collaboration

Librarianship is arguably a naturally collaborative profession. We work together to develop services, to share resources, and of course – through associations at the national, regional and global levels – to develop common understanding, standards and positions. We also know that collaboration is good for us, and for the services […]

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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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