Tag Archive for 'learning'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #64: Look for a learning opportunity

In order to keep up with new ideas, new tools and new techniques, it is vital to be a lifelong learner. This is as much a question of personal and professional development as it is one of how best to serve library users. However, too often, we associate learning only […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #60: think about how you enable users

Too often, different degrees of access to information or skills can create economic, social, and democratic divides. The lucky are enabled, ready to exploit the possibilities open to them, while others are left behind, unaware or unable to do so. They are left without the capabilities necessary for development. Tackling […]

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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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The 10-Minute International Librarian #41: Check out the research

IFLA is all about providing spaces for exchange and learning. But its not possible to be in every meeting, and even catching up afterwards online can be a lot. Fortunately, many of the reflections and ideas shared in conferences also find their ways into articles and books that explore key […]

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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 #37: Think of a learning resource you can create

We all have knowledge and experience that we can share, just as we all have things to learn from others. If you completed our 31st 10-Minute International Librarian exercise, you will already have thought about what it is that you can offer. Of course, effective sharing of knowledge can be […]

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Libraries on the Road to Recovering and Revitalising Education

2021’s International Day of Education (24 January) carries a different weight than it has in past years. Although universal access to education is well-established as a human right, as well as a driver of sustainable development, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new-found urgency, as well as a new set […]

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