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Inspired collaboration : ideas for discovering and applying your potential

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Collaboration involves a fusion of individual talents and skills through outreach and cooperation. And it is one of the key ingredients of a vibrant, successful library that is also relevant to the community it serves. But it doesn't just happen magically, and it's a challenge to kindle those original sparks of inspiration into a sustainable effort. Written by a team of librarians and community partners who themselves learned how to collaborate successfully, this uplifting book takes a fresh look at the essentials of how to nurture the best within ourselves and our colleagues in order to create lasting partnerships that will continue to thrive. Its breezy tone encourages reflection and discovery while giving practical suggestions on how to plan for short-term gains and long-term results. Questions and points to ponder included at the end of each chapter will facilitate discussion and planning. Helping you harness creative thinking and channel it into everyday work, this book discusses why collaboration is so important and provides numerous tips for cultivating it; examines what to do when things go wrong, including techniques for generating patience and perseverance to help produce positive results; offers new ways to plan and implement, featuring guidance on how to establish a core group; explores ways to prioritize by starting with clear goals; describes the fundamentals of engaging with fellow staff and the wider community; and highlights ideas to spark curiosity that benefit everyone. An array of appendices with worksheets, examples, suggested readings, and other tools complete this celebration of collaboration, a book that will inspire effective communication and accountability within your organization and among community allies.

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1001 . ‡aStoltz, Dorothy, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aInspired collaboration : ‡bideas for discovering and applying your potential / ‡cDorothy Stoltz ; with Susan M. Mitchell, Cen Campbell, Rolf Grafwallner, Kathleen Reif, and Stephanie Mareck Shauck.
264 1. ‡aChicago : ‡bALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, ‡c2016.
300 . ‡axvi, 183 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c23 cm.
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aThe library's role -- Working together -- Too much red tape -- Maximize excellence -- Gaining insight -- Stay above the fray -- Create your future -- Prioritize -- Avoiding tales of woe or whoa! -- Practical implementation -- Grow and flourish -- Sparking curiosity -- Engaging the people in your community -- Media mentorship -- Everyday efforts, everyday greatness -- Serve your community -- Celebrate success--thrive! -- Appendix A. Growing your community collaboration worksheet -- Appendix B. Using critical incidents -- Appendix C. Strategies inventory -- Appendix D. Action plan sample -- Appendix E. Colorado example : earlier is easier -- Appendix F. Everyday wisdom -- Appendix G. Collaboration in practice -- Appendix H. Suggested reading.
520 . ‡aCollaboration involves a fusion of individual talents and skills through outreach and cooperation. And it is one of the key ingredients of a vibrant, successful library that is also relevant to the community it serves. But it doesn't just happen magically, and it's a challenge to kindle those original sparks of inspiration into a sustainable effort. Written by a team of librarians and community partners who themselves learned how to collaborate successfully, this uplifting book takes a fresh look at the essentials of how to nurture the best within ourselves and our colleagues in order to create lasting partnerships that will continue to thrive. Its breezy tone encourages reflection and discovery while giving practical suggestions on how to plan for short-term gains and long-term results. Questions and points to ponder included at the end of each chapter will facilitate discussion and planning. Helping you harness creative thinking and channel it into everyday work, this book discusses why collaboration is so important and provides numerous tips for cultivating it; examines what to do when things go wrong, including techniques for generating patience and perseverance to help produce positive results; offers new ways to plan and implement, featuring guidance on how to establish a core group; explores ways to prioritize by starting with clear goals; describes the fundamentals of engaging with fellow staff and the wider community; and highlights ideas to spark curiosity that benefit everyone. An array of appendices with worksheets, examples, suggested readings, and other tools complete this celebration of collaboration, a book that will inspire effective communication and accountability within your organization and among community allies.
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