Today, I came across a blog post by Michael Sampson (https://michaelsampson.net/2016/03/17/cooperation/), quoting Danny Mittleman, Associate Professor at DePaul University, posing an answer to the question about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.
“Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal”. I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together”. People do not require a shared goal to cooperate.”
Over the past several months, ABLL members may have noticed my signature sign-off “Engage, Involve, Collaborate.” I believe that collaboration is an important part of maintaining the vitality of our organization, and is ever present, as we approach our annual business meeting and the election of board members.
I ask interested members to step forward. Do not just cooperate, collaborate. Remember our mission/goal is:
- To cultivate the science of law librarianship
- To develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries and other informational resources and services relating to the practice of law in the greater Boston area
- To provide a forum for professional discussion, communication and exchange of ideas
Bob DeFabrizio, President
“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”