Communication and Cooperation

Read below about communication and cooperation plans during the project.

Project Management and Management plan will be organized and will act in order to ensure the achievement of project results and the accuracy of procedures. A Project Management Committee (PMC) will be established at the beginning of the project as well as an LNSS Library Action Group, a Library Access Liaison Librarian and a Subject Liaison Librarian for each PC institution in the project. PMC will consist of contact persons from each EU and PC country institution who will be directly involved in activities- Rectors, Librarians, Academic staff, LNSS Library Action Group. PMC is the main decision body of the Consortium responsible for:

  • Control of the administrative and methodological aspects of the project.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of project phases including communication regarding expectations of partners and stakeholders and with declared objectives.
  • Intervention for problem solving.

At the beginning of the LNSS project the LNSS Action Group will be formed comprising of key players from University, public administration, to involve also National, Public Libraries and Ministries where appropriate. Each PC Institution will have 2 representatives on this Action Group- one library representative & one academic staff. A key aspect of the project will be the involvement of not just librarians and library staff but also academic staff as quality library services are highly dependent on collaboration and a good working relationship between these two groups of stakeholders. The LNSS project will also be promoted to National Student Unions in PC’s with the aim of championing the role of libraries in society & the wealth of resources libraries have to offer learners. The Library Access Liaison Librarian in each PC institution will ensure libraries are accessible to all- to disadvantaged groups including people with special needs and disabilities.

PAARA will ensure that project objectives are clearly highlighted and met and will implement procedures for efficiency of the project. Permanent and effective communication and reporting will be assured. PMC will conduct coordination meetings, once a year, every year as well as defined, timetabled project coordination meetings via web conferencing. PMC will steer the project and will intervene as necessary to readjust the project to the context, ensure consistent communication between partners and the organization of Committee meetings.

Local activities of the partner universities (exchange of information, training, equipment etc.) will be supported by the contact person for each partner. The contact person will champion and highlight project objectives and coordinate human resources for the success of the project. LNSS Library Action Group will form Working Groups for each PC institution to ensure good distribution of tasks.

Project Roles, methods, etc. In the project will be defined by a Consortium agreement to include measures for effective conflict resolution applicable to all parties.