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BIBLIO project participants

Digital transformation is changing the role of libraries and library professionals. More than ever, digital skills are essential for librarians to lead the libraries of the 21st century. In February of this year, more than 40 librarians from all over Latvia started blended training as part of the specialisation course of the BIBLIO project in order to develop their digital, entrepreneurial and transversal competences.

The specialisation course includes 240 hours of blended training, of which 40 hours are for project-based learning. 

Project participants of the specialisation course on the two BIBLIO profiles are working on describing the project ideas in cooperation with trainers, tutors and mentors from libraries from all over #Latvia. Already at this stage, mentors are selected — a colleague from their own, regional library or partner organisations, who in cooperation with trainers and tutors will support each project participant individually in order to implement all project ideas developed in their workplaces.

Librarians in Latvia have very valuable project ideas that they would like to implement in their library in order to improve the daily work of themselves and their colleagues using the knowledge gained during the specialization course.

Key project ideas by participants

Some of the best project ideas were linked to the following topics: 

  • Digital safety strategy for library. 
  • Digitisation project for library and archiving purposes. 
  • Library website improvement strategies. 
  • Social media marketing strategy and promotion. 
  • Time management plan design and strategies for librarians. 

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Librarians represent 28 libraries from all over Latvia, the interactive map is available HERE.

After developing and describing the project ideas, the librarians will continue with 165h of work-based learning activities in their #libraries.

Pilot training is carried out in four countries — Latvia, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy. The project in Latvia is implemented by Data Media Group and the Culture Information Systems Centre (CISC).

For further information, please visit https://www.biblio-project.eu and follow on Twitter (@digital_biblio) and Facebook (@DigitalBiblio).

#DigitalBiblio

Good practice details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Basic
Intermediate
Geographic scope - Country
Belgium
Bulgaria
Greece
Italy
Latvia
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of initiative
International initiative
Type of funding
Public