Tag Archive for 'innovation'

10-Minute International Librarian #99: Think how you can build your resilience

COVID-19 has underlined how impossible it is to be certain about the future.

Read full post…

The 10-Minute International Librarian #94: Explain how you support research and innovation

An over-used phrase about the nature of innovation is that we can see so far today because we are standing on the shoulders of giants. These giants are the thinkers and innovators of the past, who have written down their ideas and insights in books, articles and other documents. It […]

Read full post…

The 10-Minute International Librarian #77: Think how to develop a growth mindset

It’s normal, whenever you do something, to want it to go well. As a result, it can be disappointing when this isn’t the case. Sometimes, the fear of failing can even prevent us from trying new things. This is a problem though! Because when we don’t innovate – either by […]

Read full post…

The 10-Minute International Librarian #55: Think of a time you have innovated

Innovation is about finding new ways to use existing resources. It is vital for economies, allowing us to produce or do more, or better. It is essential for sustainability, helping us to be more efficient and effective in delivering progress without harming the earth. It is also key in libraries, […]

Read full post…

The 10-Minute International Librarian #54: Think of a way in which your work supports creativity

This week, the Conference of the Parties of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions takes place. IFLA will be observing, as well as taking an active role in today’s Civil Society Forum. But delivering on the goal of the Convention – […]

Read full post…

Libraries at the Heart of Educational, Social, Cultural, Innovation and Democratic Infrastructure

When we talk about infrastructure, it’s easiest to think of things like roads, railways, bridges. Things that connect us together, allowing economies and societies to work. Things that serve many people, and many purposes, providing a basic service that you may take for granted when you have, but that you […]

Read full post…

Library Stat of the Week #50 (Part 1): Where there are stronger, and better used public and community libraries, there tends to be greater participation in artistic and creative activities

In part one of the last of our mini-series on libraries and cultural data – and indeed the last of our regular Library Stat of the Week posts for now – we’re looking at data about libraries and the wider cultural field. This follows two posts exploring the relationship between […]

Read full post…