Successful internationlisation

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Director's Chair presentation delivered by Roger Sugden at the 2012 BLA conference held in Stirling from 4-6 July. …

Director's Chair presentation delivered by Roger Sugden at the 2012 BLA conference held in Stirling from 4-6 July.

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  • 1. Internationalisation:What is needed to make a successfulinternational institution?Roger SugdenNotes for the BLA AssociationConference, Stirling, July 2012 Left: Spring Landscape, Alison McGill (University Art Collection) Right: Desert Landscape, Alison McGill (University Art Collection)
  • 2. Internationalisation at Stirling Staff and students coming together across nations… Valuing diversity in experience, history and culture… Being active, engaged and exhilaratedto integrate a fundamental concern with relationships among people diverse in experience, history and culture into the purpose, delivery and outcomes of our University  Not a merely ‘economic’ imperative  Everyone must act
  • 3. What action from library staff? How might a fundamental concern with relationships among people diverse in experience, history and culture influence which library services are actually provided? … and how library services are provided? … and where library services are provided? Is it in the experiences of all students to know what a ‘business library’ actually is? What might be the (spoken, written, visual) languages used to communicate about library services? … and to deliver services?
  • 4. How might a library help to celebrateinternationalisation?How might a library help to stimulatestudents, staff and our local communities toaccount for relationships among people fromdifferent cultures?
  • 5. Internationalisation:What is needed to make a successfulinternational institution?Roger SugdenNotes for the BLA AssociationConference, Stirling, July 2012 Left: Spring Landscape, Alison McGill (University Art Collection) Right: Desert Landscape, Alison McGill (University Art Collection)