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. With its significant experience in the Library and Information Science field LIT will focus in partnership with EU and PC’s on developing the Library Staff Development Strategy for the project- design and implementation of the LNSS modular curriculum in partnership with Armenia, Moldova and Belarus partners and will lead the Development WP. UTBV will lead the Preparation WP- Strategic Review, Competency mapping but will also contribute to the development of the LNSS Curriculum + training implementation and will focus particularly on drafting and delivering in consultation with EU and PC institutions the Consortium Strategic Plan for the project for effective future development of libraries. UOC will also participate and contribute to the design and implementation of the LNSS modular curriculum + training implementation and will have specific responsibility for and lead the needs analysis regarding Electronic Library Services and will champion and develop the Digital and Electronic Strategy for the enhancement of Electronic library services. UOC will lead comprehensive Library Collection Development Policy for each PC Institution. UOC have significant experience of leading Quality Assurance from previous Tempus projects (e.g. project 517117) and hence will lead the Quality Assurance WP. With their significant experience of designing quality Staff Development programs specifically the development of modular curricula, TPG will work closely with LIT to steer and guide and the Development of the Library Staff Development Programs that will form the LNSS Curriculum and will participate along with EU partners in delivery of the curricula-in LNSS Curriculum Training, piloting, evaluation of piloting. TPG will design and maintain the project online platform- along with PAARA they will lead the Dissemination and Exploitation WP and will be involved in evaluating the piloting and implementation of the modules and offer advice around: Quality Assurance, ECTS and Bologna compliance. TPG’s role in the development of the LNSS Curriculum will involve providing advice and support around ECTS, the printed handbook of Library HR materials , and will provide quality assurance and editing for the major publications in the project- the Collection Development Policy, Consortium Strategic Plan, Digital and Electronic Library Strategy including publications processes. Owing to significant previous project experience from other projects in the Special Needs area TPG along with LIT and PAARA will lead and drive initiatives to ensure democratization of libraries for people with Special Needs.
EU partners will also implement- the English for Specific Purposes (Libraries and Library Terminology) training in the project as well as LNSS Curriculum Training.
PC institutions in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus will be involved in the design, pilot, evaluation, accreditation and dissemination of the LNSS project and LNSS Curriculum. They will, promote the LNSS project in their universities, cities, regionally and will work together and disseminate at national level. PC’s role in the project will increase the level of competence in the field of Library and Information Science specialization. They will enhance adaptation of International Library Standards for future generations and a vital role of PC institutions will be, in particular, supported by PAARA as Coordinator and EU partners regarding practical aspects of the project – the creation of roles in each PC institution – the Library Access Liaison Librarian position, Subject Liaison Librarian and each PC institution will participate in the all-party LNSS Library Action Group and Project Management Committee (PMC).