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.