Project activities and developments

Read about some of the activities of LNSS project.

The LNSS project will commence with the Project Kick Off- PMC meeting to be held in Limerick in Nov 2015 where criteria & procedures for communications between partners, management & decision making structures & the functions of the Working Groups, contact persons, Local Commitees, Library Access Liaison Librarian & local project coordinators will be agreed. All partners will sign the Consortium Agreement which will rule relations, methods of cooperation, disagreements, planning meeting agenda and the identification & agreement of control procedures, including problem solving procedures.

Preparation in the project will involve the implementation of Training and library needs detection, Library Strategic Review, needs analysis regarding Electronic library services, Mission Statement.

The Development phase of the LNSS project will commence with ESP Training (Libraries and library terminology) – as part the Kick off Meeting in LIT followed by the preparation of the ECTS Module Training Programme + Training materials using EU Tuning Method. This is followed by LNSS Curriculum Training + Piloting & Evaluation of Piloting of LNSS Curriculum in PC’s, Consortium Strategic Plan, Digital and Electronic Library Strategy.

Quality will be ensured through the Evaluation Working Group, evaluation of LNSS Curriculum piloting and QA reports. Important activities for Dissemination/Sustainability in the project include the LNSS National Awareness Days, Dissemination Workshops, LNSS modules testing & integration, the LNSS Online Platform, Final Project Conference.

The plan is to develop training programmes supported by ECTS modules (both hard copy in script form and online on project website platform) and embed incurricula in PC universities, public administration institutes and disseminate also through Public and National libraries to ensure maximum transfer effect to society at large.

Project Information

Read more about LNSS project.

Aims and Objectives

The wider objective of the project is to: reinforce and modernize libraries and improve the level of competencies and skills of library staff in HEI’s by developing innovative libraries as a support to education and lifelong learning. Read more.

Project Management

LIT will undertake activities to ensure sound management of the project & will perform the duties of authorizing officer & coordinator of the project and will lead the Management WP. LIT will also contribute to the Library Training WP- the Library Staff Development Strategy for the project. Read more…

Workplan

In the first year, the project workplan looks following:  1.1 Training and general library needs detection; 1.2 Strategic review: Consortium Strategic planning process initiated; 1.3 Needs analysis: Electronic Library Services/Resources.  Read more…

Cooperation and Communication

Partnership Management will be organized & will act in order to ensure the achievement of project results and the accuracy of procedures. Read more…

Curriculum Modules

In order to modernizing libraries in Western Balkans countries through staff development and reforming library services we created 8 curriculum modules. Read more…

Project Partners

See the list the list of all project partners here.

Training content and Pedagogical Approach

Information about methodological approaches.

We will determine in each case the required methodological approaches needed with respect to how to teach, and meet the needs of librarians and library staff. Each partner will design bespoke training programmes to best meet their target market (i.e. University library staff, academic staff, students & student teachers, policy makers, public librarians) enabling flexible and responsive solutions that stem from an agreed set of principles and enabling all areas of libraries to be addressed. The pedagogical approach will stress communicative and skills teaching approach. Following our needs analysis of the library situation in PC countries-these modules were identified which will form the LNSS Curriculum.