Library Network Support Services

in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus

Modernizing libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through library staff development and reforming libraries.

About Erasmus & CBHE

This project is funded by the European Commission through the Capacity Building in Higher Education Programme (CBHE) as part of Key Action 2. CBHE is the European Union’s programme whose aim is to improve, develop, and modernise higher education systems and to support the cooperation of Partner Countries across different regions of the world mainly through university cooperation. For Detailed information see webpage of the EU.

Wider objectives of the project are:

Innovative Libraries

Reinforce & modernize libraries & improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HEI’s in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus by developing innovative libraries as a support to education and lifelong learning

Quality & Relevance

Develop a library staff development strategy focused on improving standards & quality of library performance in Armenia, Moldova & Belarus so as to improve the quality of library services & higher education generally, enhancing their relevance for the labor market and society.

Planning & Policy

Enhance the management, governance, innovation capacities & accessibility of libraries in Armenia, Moldova & Belarus through strategic planning and policy development

Partnership & Network

Establish & maintain an Eastern Partnership Library Network Support Services (LNSS) Network for the future dissemination, sustainability & exploitation of project results both nationally & in the Eastern Partnership Region for the sharing of knowledge, experience, training and expertise in the Region.

Activities

The LNSS project will commence with the Project Kick off- PMC meeting to be held in Brasov in Nov 2015 where criteria and procedures for communications between partners, management and decision making structures and the functions of the Library Action Groups…

Management by PAARA

The Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia (PAARA) will undertake activities to ensure sound management of the project and will perform the duties of authorizing officer and coordinator of the project.

Timeline

The first year of the project started with the training and general library needs detection, analysis and competency mapping. And followed with the  strategic review: Consortium strategic planning process initiated.

Project achievements

820

Librarians, academic staff and students trained

8

Training modules developed in partner universities

2

Pilot trainings conducted, observed and evaluated based on feedbacks in partner universities

2

Library national awareness days organized and observed in partner countries

Curriculum

We developed 8 curriculum modules, covering such essential topics as marketing, management, electronic libraries, access for learners with special needs and more.

News

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