Tag Archive for 'continued professional development'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #57: Celebrate a failure

It’s great when things work out. But that’s not always the case – inevitably, some of the things we try will fail. Yet this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When things don’t work, we have an opportunity to reflect on why this is the case – what could the causes […]

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Introducing: the 10-Minute Digital Librarian

Following on from previous IFLA series – the 10-Minute Library Advocate, and the ongoing 10-Minute International Librarian – we are happy today to launch a new one – the 10-Minute Digital Librarian. Just like the other series, this will focus on actions you can take which do not necessarily require […]

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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 #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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