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Building partnerships and collaboration through tea and cake

Kitchin, Suzie (2018) Building partnerships and collaboration through tea and cake. In: Northern Collaboration Conference 2018, 6th September 2018, University of Lancaster.

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This paper shares how the author builds partnerships and collaboration in an academic liaison context. The discussion is informed by recent experience of moving institution, working within a different culture, and supporting new subjects.

The benefits of having a toolkit of multiple approaches, and recognizing how to cultivate and adapt these in different situations are explored. Adapting to change, being asked to do more with less and nurturing an inclusive environment are fundamental for information professionals. These approaches are being used to help staff and students develop skills and confidence in their learning, teaching and research.

A practical focus is taken with sharing hints and tips, and how working in a new subject discipline has required new avenues to be explored. Examples include participation in faculty events, writing a blog, developing subject knowledge, sharing good practice….and how to make the most of tea and cake!

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Depositing User: Suzie Williams


Item ID: 11011
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 08:46
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:30


Author: Suzie Kitchin ORCID iD

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