Tag Archive for 'partnerships'

The 10-Minute International Librarian #68: Think of a barrier to collaboration

Librarianship is arguably a naturally collaborative profession. We work together to develop services, to share resources, and of course – through associations at the national, regional and global levels – to develop common understanding, standards and positions. We also know that collaboration is good for us, and for the services […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #28: Find Out Which International Organisations are Present in Your Country

The work of international organisations can sometimes seem very distant. But it doesn’t need to be! Rather than the big meetings and conferences, the main work of these organisations is often rather what happens on the ground, through support to governments, projects, and outreach. All of the biggest organisations tend […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #24: Think of an advocate for libraries

A big focus of IFLA’s Strategy is building the ability of libraries to advocate. Wherever decisions are being made about library budgets, or the laws that affect them, there is space for advocacy. By building understanding of, support for, and commitment to libraries, you can shape these decisions. Yet sometimes, […]

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The 6 Ps of Libraries and the SDGs

Presentations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) often highlight their focus on five ‘P’s – people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. These help underline the different dimensions of the 2030 Agenda, running from the individual to the global, the balance between the different pillars of sustainable development, and the vital […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #7: Identify a challenge you have in common with another library

Running or working in a successful library can involve overcoming many different types of challenge. Resources – time, money, expertise – are always limited, and the demands libraries can face are not only high, but also change over time. As underlined in previous posts, it can be difficult to find […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #5: Think of a Potential Partner

Libraries should never need to be isolated or alone. Indeed, building partnerships, not just inside but also outside our field can be a great way of increasing impact while saving effort. While it can seem like an effort at first, just taking a little time to identify and build partnerships […]

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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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