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Libraries in support of education and lifelong learning

  1. 1. DORA GABE DISTRICT LIBRARY, DOBRICH GLOB@L LIBRARIES – BULGARIA PROGRAM District Thematic MeetingNew Modern Library Services and Initiatives
  2. 2. Prepared by: Galya Marinova, Senior LibrarianLibrary, Bibliographic and InformationServicesDora Gabe District Library, Dobrich
  3. 3. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning “The public library, the local gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning,independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups.” IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto, 1994
  4. 4. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningPublic Library Mission“It provides access to knowledge, information and works of theimagination through a range of resources and services and is equallyavailable to all members of the community regardless ofrace, nationality, age, gender, religion, language, disability, economicand employment status and educational attainment.” IFLA GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES “Smart growth: building an economy based on knowledge and innovation.” EUROPE 2020 EUROPEAN COMMISSION COMMUNICATION Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth Brussels, 3 March 2010
  5. 5. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning “Supporting individual, formal and informal education as well as self-conducted education at all levels.” IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto, 1994
  6. 6. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning Objectives of Public Libraries: support the successful graduation of formal education, informal education and self-conducted education enable the acquisition of technical knowledge, skills and competences needed at the amateur level in contemporary life and new ICT context provide foreign language training, enhancement and improvement enable the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences in the area of arts
  7. 7. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning Successful Education Conditions Public libraries need to: provide a diversity of materials on various topics provide literacy maintenance materials provide free access to the Internet be a key source of materials for distance learners host learners having poor or no learning conditions at home
  8. 8. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning Successful Education Conditions Public libraries need to: collaborate with other education institutions in the provision of training in effective usage of information resources complement official education institutions when having adequate material conditions
  9. 9. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningGroups of potential users• People of all ages and at all life stages: children young people active age people elderly
  10. 10. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningGroups of potential users• Individuals and groups with special needs: people of various culture and ethnic backgrounds, including the local population people with physical, visual or hearing disabilities institutionalized people, e.g. hospitalized, imprisoned people incognizant of library services
  11. 11. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningGroups of potential users• Institutions within the framework of wider public networks education, culture and volunteer community organizations and groups business communities the management body of the superior organization, e.g. local authorities
  12. 12. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningSteps to implementing support to education andlifelong learning:1. Provide qualified specialists2. Assess interests and needs of young people and adults in the community3. Conduct problem analysis of resource provision opportunities for library activities4. Conduct intensive promotion activities targeted at all potential users5. Conduct expert evaluation of developed work programs6. Implement, coordinate, revise, control and evaluate activities
  13. 13. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningTypes of activities: courses and interest clubs individual and group projects for school goers and adults celebrations; creative nights; art holidays; lectures; competitions; meetings with famous artists exhibitions workshops information days
  14. 14. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningTypes of activities: module training in various areas presentations book premieres movies educational concerts provision of web-based services
  15. 15. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningEXPECTED RESULTS: Library transformed into a preferred territory Place for exhibiting interests and abilities Formal and informal education, culture and social activities enriched Pursuance of self-conducted education and self-improvement stimulated
  16. 16. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning EXPECTED RESULTS:  Enhanced job placement opportunities  Enhanced competitiveness  Social integration  Enhanced opportunities for cooperation with schools, culture, public, non-governmental and private organizations EU ReferenceFramework of Key Strategy 2020 Competences
  17. 17. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong Learning Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program Joint initiative of the Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Development Program Goal – facilitate the access to information, knowledge, communication, e-content and community services through the public library network, support the integration of Bulgarian citizens into the global information society
  18. 18. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningLibraries support the Lifelong Learning Program of the European CommissionWork with the coordinating body in Bulgaria – the Human Resource DevelopmentCenter, Sofia Support for HRDC and EC initiatives Joint initiatives with Europe Direct, Dobrich Generations@School Initiative of the European Commission 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations
  19. 19. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningProjects and ProgramsProject ABLE “American – Bulgarian Library Exchange: Opportunities forCooperation. Development of Community Information Services” funded by the USDepartment of StateProject “Health Risk Factors: Find the Answer @ Your Library”Project “Access to Electronic Information for People with Disabilities in the BulgarianLibraries” of the Union of Library and Information WorkersCONNECTION – Cultural Organizations as Learning and CommunicationEnvironments, Lifelong Learning Program, Grundtvig ActivityProject EuropeanaLocal Dobrudzha Digital Collection. Postcards and Photographs fromthe first half of 20th century.
  20. 20. Projects and ProgramsProgram “Bulgarian Libraries: Modern Centers for Reading and Information”(2011) of the Ministry of Culture for financial support to libraries, library stockrenovation with new titles and other modern information sourcesAssistance for Retirement National Program (2008 – 2010)National Program for Employment and Vocational Training of People withPermanent Disabilities (2008 – 2012)Human Resource Development Operational Program, “I Can” and “I Can DoMore” Program (2009 – 2012)Human Resource Development Operational Program, Project “New Beginning –from Education to Employment” (2011 – 2012)
  21. 21. Libraries in Support of Education and Lifelong LearningLibrary Partners: Dobrich Municipality Dobrich District Governor’s Office All education institutions in Dobrich Labor Office Directorate, Dobrich Regional Public Health Inspectorate, Dobrich Regional Information Center, Dobrich Goethe Institut, Bulgaria Polish Culture Center, Sofia Vladislav Varnenchik Polish Culture and Education Society, Dobrich “Dobrudzha – Ukraine” Bulgarian – Ukrainian Society Russophiles Movement
  22. 22. Creating reading habits from early childhood, teaching love for booksand stimulating children’s creative potential
  23. 23. Stimulation of Children’s Creative Potential
  24. 24. Library in Support of Formal Education
  25. 25. Library in Support of Formal Education
  26. 26. Stimulation of School Goers’ Creative Potential
  27. 27. Library in Support of Informal Education
  28. 28. The Library – a Training Center
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention! pr@libdobrich.bg

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