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.
Implement English for Specific Purposes (Libraries & library terminology) training for all target groups.
Undertake in depth training needs detection and assessment with competency mapping.
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.
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.
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 for the effective future development of libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus -for each partner organization in the project.
To implement the Consortium Strategic Plan during the lifetime of the project to ensure sustainability of project results.
Conduct a needs analysis regarding Electronic Library Services & develop and implement a Digital and Electronic Strategy for the enhancement of Electronic Library services.
Explore the development & introduction of innovative library services –particularly online services.
Develop initiatives to ensure access to & democratization of libraries for people with disabilities.
To create a printed handbook of HR materials with the results of the training & the Library standardized processes.
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.
LNSS will address critical problems gaps that exist 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 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; Harconiță 2013) & the need for modernization & diversification of library services including the need to change library organizational structures will be addressed by the LNSS Curriculum- a comprehensive, modern suite of Library Staff Development courses covering all aspects of library services provision. The LNSS Curriculum will lead to a change in the situation set out in Part E because in breath, scale, quality & relevance it will be 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 is very much needed in PC countries.