Ms. Valya Stoyanova, N. Y. Vaptsarov Public Chitalishte in the town of Stamboliyski: “Training of Adults by Children Volunteers: a Successful Model in the Context of Lifelong Learning”
As one of the 15 libraries that took part in the project, the library at N.Y. Vaptsarov 1924 Public Chitalishte in Stamboliyski prepared and implemented an independent initiative “Children Volunteers Train Adults in Information Literacy”. Project duration: one-day information literacy training of senior citizens, 23 May 2012 Target audience: five citizens 1 man and 4 women; 1 with primary school education, 4 with secondary education; 1 aged up to 60 years, 4 aged 60+. Volunteers: five participants 2nd – 7th grade; two girls and three boys.
Train citizens in independent usage of the abv e-mail domain Build new competencies for the volunteers – transfer effectively their knowledge and experience to senior people Build a pool of library volunteers to support library activities Establish good contacts and build a bridge between generations.
Our partner in the one-day initiative is the Municipal Center for Workingwith Children in Stamboliyski (MCWC). It is a municipality-funded extra-school pedagogical institution employing highly qualified educators; oneof them is Velichka Dragieva, IT teacher.
1. Planning – specify project duration and participants: training participants and volunteers, training program and schedule2. Training organization – distribute responsibilities among the librarian, MCWC IT teacher and volunteers3. Preparation of resources – badges, consumables, etc.4. Training delivery5. Feedback from training participants and volunteers6. Media coverage7. Expected results.
Five senior people trained in working with the abv e-mail domain A pool of library volunteers built Good contacts and a bridge between generations New volunteer builtcompetencies built:transfer effectivelytheir knowledge andexperience to adults
Glob@l Libraries website click here Facebook account of N.Y. Vaptsarov 1924 Public click here Chitalishte in Stamboliyski “Library Volunteers” profile click here
Dissemination of the volunteer idea among other community groups Regular training of adults with the help of volunteer trainers Mobilization of library training services among the community Promotion of library activities and fostering its social role in the town.
Thanks to the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program, thelibrary at N.Y. Vaptsarov 1924 Public Chitalishte inStamboliyski became a modern information centerindispensable for users’ ever-growing cultural andinformation needs.
Valya StoyanovaLibrarianN.Y. Vaptsarov 1924 Public ChitalishteStamboliyskistam_bibl@abv.bg