Tag Archive for 'learning'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #92: Document your work

A lot of the posts in this series so far have focused on thinking of times when you have done something. Innovated, included, taught, learned, and more. These examples are powerful, as a means of reminding yourself of your progress, and of telling others about how great libraries are

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #90: Explain how educators benefit from libraries

Yesterday was World Education Support Personnel Day, organised by Education International. This makes the key point that effective schools and learning are about the whole range of people involved in education – teachers, nurses, support staff, and of course, librarians! See our blog on this for more. Of course, libraries […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #83: think about different learning styles

Effective teaching requires two or more people – the information giver and the information receiver. For information to be understood, and skills to be learned, the two (or more) people need to be attuned – in other words, the way that the teacher teaches, and the learner learns, need to […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #78: Share Feedback

Librarianship is a learning profession. This is why we have associations and other groups, nationally and internationally, which provide opportunities to share and listen to others. IFLA itself is all about helping library and information workers to discover insights and ways of doing things that they can then incorporate into […]

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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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