What Collaboration Means to Me: Library collaboration is hard; effective collaboration is harder
By Lorcan Dempsey
In this short piece published in the journal Collaborative Librarianship, Lorcan Dempsey argues that library collaboration is very important, so important that it needs to be a more deliberate strategic focus for libraries and the organizations that support them. This is especially so in a network environment, where scale is important in creating efficiencies and impact. Despite this importance, effective collaboration is hard and current arrangements are suboptimal. Dempsey discusses various reasons why this is so, and offer some suggestions for how matters might be improved.
Dempsey, Lorcan (2019) "What Collaboration Means to Me: Library collaboration is hard; effective collaboration is harder," Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 10: Iss. 4, Article 3. Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol10/iss4/3