International library partnerships: From shoestring startups to institutional sponsorships

Mark Mattson, John Hickok

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This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including aligning proposed international partnerships with the mission and goals of one’s library and institution, is offered. The authors share reallife experiences of their home libraries (Penn State University and California State University, Fullerton), as well as others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-650
Number of pages12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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