Join us for a Twitter chat on "Finding, cultivating, & nurturing collaborations with partners outside of libraries" organized by #DLFteach!
Partnerships and collaborations that span an institution can be tricky to create and nurture. Let’s talk about why we partner with others, who we partner with, and how we do it. Encouraged: Bring a friend or partners from outside the library to this Twitter chat. Co-hosts are Anne Cong-Huyen (@anitaconchita) and Joe Bauer (@joebauer) of the University of Michigan.
Optional reading ahead of time: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown (2017). Recommended chapter: “Interdependence and Decentralization: Who we are and how we share” (pp. 83-102)This chat is at 2 p.m. Eastern on August 18, 2020. Questions will be tweeted from the @CLIRDLF handle. Join in and follow by tweeting with and looking at the #DLFteach hashtag. Tweet your responses by indicating that your tweet is an answer and which question you're responding to -- a sample tweet in response to Q1 may look like this: "A1: At my institution, we respond by doing XYZ #DLFteach." All are welcome to participate in and/or follow the chat!The questions will be tweeted at intervals during the hour, and they will be:
- Tell us your collaboration origin stories! Who are you collaborating with? Maybe even tag your partner.
- How do you find partners and collaborators outside of your department? How are you making new connections in the current moment, where accidental meet-cutes can’t happen as easily.
- Why tho??? (What are the benefits? Why are you doing it?)
- How are you staying connected with your collaborators? How have you had to adapt your methods to sustain your relationships.
- What are some of the challenges of collaborating with folx outside your unit/department/organization? (We’ll give some examples to start.) And how do you overcome them or work around them?
- What are some words of wisdom you’d like to share with folx interested in finding collaborators or working with people outside their units?Not available next Wednesday? You can read the conversation afterwards! We’ll create archived versions of the chat and share them in the days afterward on the #DLFteach wiki page.
Questions? Contact #DLFteach Twitter Chat Coordinator Martha Stuit ([log in to unmask]).
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