The wider objective

of the project were:

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.

Strategic 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. & Network.

The specific objectives

of the project were:

English for Specific Purposes

Implement English for Specific Purposes (Libraries & library terminology) training for all target groups.

Training needs detection

Undertake in depth training needs detection and assessment with competency mapping.

Train the Trainers programs

Implement an innovative Train the Trainers programs as part of an LNSS Curriculum incorporating a suite of quality, relevant & modern library staff development modules addressing the most urgent training needs of 21st century librarians and library staff in the Information Age.

Information Literacy & Research Skills

Develop and implement Information Literacy & Research Skills training programs in libraries to help learners identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and ethically use information in their daily lives for lifelong learning and the Knowledge Economy.

Library Training Seminars & Workshops

Carry out Library Training Seminars & Workshops involving all Stakeholders for exchange of experience to improve the competencies & skills of Librarians.

Develop a Consortium Strategic Plan

Develop a Consortium Strategic Plan for the effective future development of libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus -for each partner organization in the project.

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To implement the Consortium Strategic Plan

To implement the Consortium Strategic Plan during the lifetime of the project to ensure sustainability of project results.

Needs analysis regarding Electronic Library Services

Conduct a needs analysis regarding Electronic Library Services & develop and implement a Digital and Electronic Strategy for the enhancement of Electronic Library services.

Innovative library services

Explore the development & introduction of innovative library services –particularly online services.

Initiatives libraries for people with disabilities

Develop initiatives to ensure access to & democratization of libraries for people with disabilities.

Printed handbook of HR materials

To create a printed handbook of HR materials with the results of the training & the Library standardized processes.

Framework for a Library Collection Development Policy

Develop a Framework for a Library Collection Development Policy to meet the needs of academic staff and students in each Institute/University in the project.

Addressing critical problems gaps

LNSS addressed critical problems gaps that existed both in Library service provision and in Library Staff Development leading to modern, relevant & accessible library services for all learners. Problems such as the poor level of ESP, competencies and skills of librarians and library staff in Armenia (YSULS 2014; (Ministry of Culture 2013); the need for more education and training to address the problem of Plagiarism in Belarus & Moldova (BSU 2014; Harconi 2013) & the need for modernization & diversification of library services including the need to change library organizational structures were addressed by the LNSS Curriculum via a comprehensive, modern suite of Library Staff Development courses covering all aspects of library services provision. The LNSS Curriculum has led to a change in the situation because in breath, scale, quality & relevance it was the first program of its kind held in these countries to address the training and development needs of ALL Librarians & library Staff – a program which was very much needed in the target PC countries.