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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 the answers.

Indeed, assuming that we do is a great way of missing opportunities to learn.

So for our 26th 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, identify something you’re not sure about, and look for an answer.

Think through your work, and moments where you simply aren’t sure of what the best thing to do is.

Or take something you’re used to doing, and challenge yourself – are you sure it can’t be done better?

Once you’ve identified something, look online to see if others have faced the same challenge, for example on the IFLA website or library.

Share your best examples of learning from others in the chat below.

Good luck!


This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! 3.2 Support virtual networking and connections.

You can view all of our ideas using the #10MinuteInternationalLibrarian tag on this blog, and of course on IFLA’s Ideas Store! Do also share your ideas in the comments box.