Tag Archive for 'Library Map of the World'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #25: Learn and Tell a Library Story

The two key types of evidence in building the case for libraries are data and stories. Data reaches out to the ‘right’ brain, appealing to the logical, the rational. But sometimes, you need to be able to reach out first to emotions, to help them to see themselves in a […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #22: Find out about priorities for libraries in another country

We have so much to learn from each other! Wherever libraries exist, there are people reflecting on how best to offer services that meet the needs of users. Everyone has lessons to give and to take. Indeed, one of the key goals of the IFLA Strategy is to enable discussion […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #1: Check out how your country appears on the Library Map of the World

If you’re working in a busy library, or providing library and information services in a wider organisation, it can be difficult to take a step back. There are so many issues to resolve locally, urgently, that you can easily lose sight of what is going on elsewhere in your town, […]

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Library Stat of the Week #9: Globally, one in every 1525 workers is a member of library staff, but it’s 1 in 613 in North America, and 1 in 237 in Estonia!

Last week, we looked at the number of librarians for every 100 000 people around the world, with Oceania coming in highest at 84 – that’s one in every 1190 people. But what about library staff in the workforce? How big a share of jobs are as librarians and related […]

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Library Stat of the Week #8: The Oceania region has the highest number of library staff per 100 000 people – over 84 – but Belarus has the highest for a single country at 227!

One of the key attractions of libraries as places to deliver public policy goals are librarians and other library staff – professional and qualified staff, plus project staff and assistants. With either specific library qualifications or bringing other skills, they are vital for ensuring that users receive the support they […]

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Library Stat of the Week #7: High rates of library connectivity in Kenya, Thailand and Mongolia offer potential for digital skills programming

In our 6th Library Stat of the Week, we looked at the share of public libraries which offer internet access in countries for which data is available. As underlined, being able to provide this access is an increasingly important way for libraries to achieve their mission to give access to […]

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Library Stat of the Week #4: Around the world, having more public libraries tends to be associated with higher literacy rates

A core function of libraries is the support they provide for literacy. Traditionally, this has been through providing access to materials. Many librarians have brought their passion for books to their jobs, and encourage others to do the same. In some cases, libraries are involved in more formal efforts to […]

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