Collaboration for Hard Times

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Academic Libraries, Collaboration, Managing Libraries


People have always known that they can often achieve more working with others than they can alone. Today in libraries, collaboration is a vital feature of organizational life, but finding the right partner for a supportive relationship is still no simple matter. There are risks and costs, along with the tension between self-interest and resource sharing. Once the right partner is found, the team must figure out how to make the relationship work.


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Gashurov, Irene, & Kendrick, Curtis L. (2013). Collaboration for hard times: Insights into what makes academic library partnerships succeed.(LIBRARY MANAGEMENT)(Cover story). Library Journal, 138(16), 26.