What Collaboration Means to Us: Trust, Laughter, & Scholarly Productivity
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What Collaboration Means to Us: Trust, Laughter, & Scholarly Productivity

Journal
Collaborative Librarianship
Pub Date
Jun 7, 2020
Author(s)
Monica D.T. Rysavy Ph.D. Ed.D.
Russell Michalak MLIS
Type
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Keywords
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Abstract

This essay examines how collaboration is key to a successful scholarly partnership over an extended period. We firmly believe successful collaboration only works by trusting your colleague. Part of the balancing act of working on major projects and publications is deciding who will take the lead or take on the majority of the work, while the other person takes on a more supportive role. We share three successful ongoing projects (our information literacy assessment program, onboarding program, and inventory of the book collection with Agile methodologies) that could not have been completed without each other's knowledge and skills.