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Sister Libraries. Meaghan O’Connor Program Officer, IREX Saturday, April 2, 2011. “Becoming a sister library is an opportunity to build relationships with libraries in other cultures that can help us learn, understand, and better serve our own community .”.

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sister libraries

Sister Libraries

Meaghan O’Connor

Program Officer, IREX

Saturday, April 2, 2011

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“Becoming a sister library is an opportunity to build relationships with libraries in other cultures that can help us learn, understand, and better serve our own community.”

-Sarah Ann LongALA President1999-2000

why sister libraries
Why Sister Libraries?
  • Community focus
    • Increase cultural awareness
    • Create connections across the globe
    • Explore the heritage of community members
  • Staff focus
    • Broaden views of the library profession
    • Share information, resources, expertise, and training
    • Share techniques and technologies to help solve problems
academic libraries
Academic Libraries

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico) & University of Maryland (College Park, MD) planned a joint conference that took place in Monterrey, October 2008

http://www.lib.umd.edu/MCK/tecprogram.html

public libraries
Public Libraries

Des Plaines Public Library (Des Plaines, IL) and Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin (Guadalajara, Mexico) have exchanged staff, gifted books to each other, and have coordinated children’s programming.

http://www.dppl.org/about_dppl/sister_library_projects.shtml

special libraries
Special Libraries

California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) is supporting the foundation of the library at the Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center (Kigali, Rwanda).

http://calarts.edu/library/aboutus/sisterlibrary

considerations
Considerations
  • $$ Funding $$
  • Language
  • Library needs & resources
  • Institutional support
  • How formal should the partnership be?
  • Community support
  • Flexibility
sister libraries wiki
Sister Libraries Wiki

http://wikis.ala.org/sisterlibraries/

other routes to partnership
Other routes to partnership
  • Sister Cities
  • US Embassy / American Corners
  • Demographic information
what s that url again
WHAT’S THAT URL AGAIN?

http://wikis.ala.org/sisterlibraries

[email protected]

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