Tag Archive for 'community engagement'

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 #56: Think how you foster community

Meaningful access to information is not necessarily a solo activity. While the stereotype of libraries may be of users consulting collections on their own, it is clearer and clearer that the possibilities libraries offer for people to access information together represent a unique strength. Through opportunities for learning, creativity, exchange […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #42: Assess your community’s needs

Libraries and library workers have a fundamental mission to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This is not only about developing a collection that is relevant, but also designing services and even spaces in a way that maximises the good that libraries can do. This is made clear […]

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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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