2014 / From Global to Local: Infuse Your Library’s Partnership Strategies with Global Perspective

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2014 / From Global to Local: Infuse Your Library’s Partnership Strategies with Global Perspective

Gates Global Libraries Training Working Group, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Libraries play a vital role in the learning ecosystems of their communities. Forging effective partnerships is essential in this role, especially when resources are limited. Get fresh ideas from around the globe about building powerful partnerships. Drawing on experiences from more than 10 countries, explore how partnerships serve to accelerate learning for library leaders, library staff, and members of the public. This interactive session is led by members of the Training Working Group, a cohort of grantees of the Global Libraries program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Training Working Group members are responsible for implementing nationwide training programs that have impacted thousands of library staff around the world. Through their own active collaboration, the Training Working Group accelerates learning, building global perspective while adapting ideas to fit local needs. 

Members: 12
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2015

Speaker Bios

Gates Global Libraries Training Working Group
Training Manager/Specialist
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bac Ngyuen Thi

Camelia Crisan

Catalina Melo

Göknur Kaplan Akilli

Inga Niedra

Irma Vičytė

Jacek Krolikowski

Laura Agosta

Masnur Esterida Cornelia

Violeta Bunescu

Yaroslava Tytarenko

Sharnna Archat-Edmondson

The Training Working Group is a cohort of grantees of the Global Libraries program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Training Working Group members include training experts who are implementing large-scale library staff training programs in Colombia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. The Training Working Group itself is a powerful model of a collaborative learning partnership, where ideas and initiatives are transformed and adapted to deliver high-impact. By working together as a network, the Training Working Group accelerates learning. 

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Comment by Anna Shelton on June 24, 2014 at 23:33

The Global Libraries Training Working Group session included reflection on a set of 10 brief 'discovery documents' describing how partnerships accelerate learning around the world. Here is a link to the full document set: partnerships. Discovery_Document_Set_NextLibrary2014.pdf

And here is a link to a 10-step action plan for setting up powerful partnerships: Final%20Partnership%20Action%20Plan.pdf

Comment by Pilar Pacheco on June 23, 2014 at 19:03

Some words of wisdom: When partners fail to see the value of the partnership with the library, "you just have to let the turkey die!" (Can't force partnerships!)

Comment by Pilar Pacheco on June 23, 2014 at 18:26

A group of 50+ people are discussing the following 'discovery documents' with experiencies and learnings about partnerships that contribute to accelerate training and enhance training outcomes:

  • Partnerships that multiply training opportunities for community members (Colombia)
  • Refreshing training content for library staff through partnerships (Latvia)
  • Global-to-local partnerships and "glocalization" (Poland)
  • Libraries shape their development with stakeholders and for stakeholders (Romania)
  • Computer skills training parternship sparks young entrepreneurs (Indonesia)
  • Partnerships empower the public to access and use e-governance services (Moldova)
  • Developing library leaders in Ukraine: a collaborative model
  • Solo librarians in Vietnam's rural commune libraries build partnershps to enhance public learning
Comment by Pilar Pacheco on June 23, 2014 at 17:59

Session started with active opening disucssion about a partnership that has inspired you in your professional life, with representatives from GL's Training Work Group and session participants from different countries

 

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