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Georgia. Presentation in Aberdeen. 2009


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Presentation of Georgian participants during Aberdeen kick off meeting.

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Georgia. Presentation in Aberdeen. 2009

  1. 1. Georgian  participants  presentation RGU 18.02.2009
  2. 2. • Ilia Chavchavadze State University,  Tbilisi • Georgian Library Association
  3. 3. ICSU • Founded in 2006 via merger of small state  universities and reserch institutions  – S.S.Orbeliani Pedagogical University – State Univetsity for foreign cultures &  languages – Georgian National Observatory – Institute of Zoology – I.Gogebashvili State pedagogical library – Etc.
  4. 4. ICSU • Currently about 7000 students • 8 Departments (Phys.‐Math, Sociology‐Philosophy,  Humanities, Education, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences,  Foreign Languages,.. • Very actively growing institution, with strong tendency  for incorporation into EU and Global education and  science networks (Bologna process) and be a leading  university in Georgia (planned 15000 students in several  years) • Many new programs are based on Western standards  and values (e.g. mandatory English and Information  Literacy for 1st year, links to Western partner  organizations)
  5. 5. LIS at ICSU • Former Pedagogical University had a library  and archive studies program (head – I.Loria in  2004‐2006) • Now works on creation of  Professional, Bach.,  Mast. & Doctoral programs – new goals and  focuses, technologies, content – director  I.Garibashvili (consultant for the rector)   • Nearest activities – creation of the programs of  Information Technologies for Libraries
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  7. 7. Georgian Library Association • Founded in 2000 • Involves about 100 personal and collective  members all around Georgia • Activities: common standards, library  advocacy and promotion of services,  publication of the library journal, joint  subscription to e‐resources, opensource ILS, IT‐based services, LLL for librarians
  8. 8. GeLA training center • Started courses in Nov 2007 • Currently providing 2‐week programs 1)  modern trends in LIS, 2) Library management • Participants – directors, managers, librarians  from Tbilisi and regional libraries • Working on shorter (2‐3 days) specific programs  (e.g. UDC, library software) • Working on programs quality management – state accreditation of the courses, needs and  expectations, TOT, etc.
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  10. 10. Thank you! • Irakli Garibashvili • Email:, • Skype: igar06 • Inga Loria • Email: