Our Sister Library Cooperation: Inspiring Cross Cultural Capability for Librarians and Enhancing Universal Access to Information and Knowledge

ONIFADE, Fehintola Nike and BRIDGES, Laurie (2016) Our Sister Library Cooperation: Inspiring Cross Cultural Capability for Librarians and Enhancing Universal Access to Information and Knowledge. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community in Session S27 - Africa. In: Building Cross Cultural Capacities for Universal Access to Information and Knowledge in Africa, 11-12 August 2016, Athens, Ohio, USA.

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Our Sister Library Cooperation: Inspiring Cross Cultural Capability for Librarians and Enhancing Universal Access to Information and Knowledge

This international study examined the perceptions of team members of a newly formed sister library initiative, between the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Nigeria and Oregon State University in the United States, and found that members had positive perceptions towards the relationship. They were enthusiastic about learning more about each other’s culture as a way of facilitating cross cultural capabilities in information handling in diverse cultures and communities. Networking was also identified as a medium of improving global access to knowledge among the librarians. Although members on both sides of the relationship were greatly concerned about the technology gap between the libraries, the study revealed that they looked forward to helping each other in any way possible.

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