PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
On March 1-3, a three-day workshop within the framework of “Library Network Support Services: Modernising Libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through Library Staff Development and Reforming Libraries” project was held at Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden). In the course of the meeting the representatives of the Consortium’s member institutions summed up the outcomes of the activities implemented in the first year of the project. The Head of YSULS library Anna Chulyan and bibliographer Armine Vardanyan also participated in the meeting.
On the first day of the workshop the representatives of higher educational institutions made reports on pilot trainings of modules developed for librarians’ training. The second day was dedicated to the discussion of the strategy on “Project Awareness Day” which will take place on 3 May 2017. The third day of the workshop the participants wrapped up the activities and discussed future challenges. Upon completion of the meetings the participants made a site-visit to the library of the TU Dresden and got familiar with the daily activities and functions of the library.
TRAINING ON "INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH SKILLS"
AT YSULS LIBRARY
On 29 November 2016, the training on "Information Literacy and Research Skills" for the library staff development was launched at Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS). The pilot course was compiled as a working package of the ERASMUS+ LNSS Project ("Library Network Support Services: Modernizing Libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through Library Staff Development and Reforming Library Services").
The experts from the European partner universities, Dr. Angela Repanovici (Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania) and Dr. Manolis Koukourakis (University of Crete, Greece) were present at the first course to monitor the conduction and quality of the training. 24 libraries, which are members of the Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia (ELCA), participated in the training, in particular, librarians from National Library of Armenia /6/, YSULS /7/, Public Administration Academy of RA /2/, International University Eurasia /1/, Anania Shirakatsy Armenian National Lyceum /1/, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of the RA National Academy of Sciences /1/, National Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship /3/, Shirak Regional Library /1/, and Goris State University.
The courses were held by the Head of YSULS Library, PhD A. Chulyan, bibliographers A. Avanesova and A. Vardanyan, and the coordinator of Center for Quality Assurance A. Shahinyan. The duration of the training was four weeks. The following topics were touched upon during the course:
- International standards of information culture /A. Chulyan/
- Information management and research skills /A. Chulyan/
- Electronic catalogues and search strategy /A. Avanesova/
- Reference management software / A. Vardanyan/
- Electronic databases of a library / A. Chulyan/
- Copyright for libraries /A. Shahinyan/
- Creative Commons Licenses /A. Shahinyan/
Within the framework of the training the study tour to the departments of the YSULS library was also organized for the exchange of knowledge and experience. Upon completion of the course the participants were awarded certificates.