On Monday, April, 20th in the National library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević“ in Cetinje was held the workshop „MIL in library and school – training the trainers“.
It is part of the National library’s „MIL – Strategy and Training“ project, supported by UNESCO through its Participation 2014/2015 Program. In order to achieve the project goals the Library partnered with Montenegrin ministries of culture, education and information society, as well as with the NGO Library Plus from Belgrade.
The workshop was conducted by prof Gordana Stokić Simončić, Head of Department for library and information science, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade and Library Plus’ collaborator. Participants were 14 librarians from public and school libraries from nine cities: Pljevlja, Berane, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Podgorica, Cetinje, Kotor, Herceg Novi and Bar.
Representatives from partnering government bodies took part, too, as well as a small group of librarians from the National library and the librarian of the University Donja Gorica Library, Podgorica.
Participants received chosen working literature and had the opportunity to familiarize with the concept and importance of MIL in modern world and in the knowledge economy. Through practical discussions they were enabled to define the role and possibilities of their libraries in promoting and spreading MIL in local communities, among colleagues, library users and citizens generally. Their contribution to the project goals will be their own similar workshops. They will organize and conduct local events with help and support of the project team.
More details on the workshop, participants’ essays and original instruction material could be accessed in the InfoZone. It is also the place for communication among participants of this workshop and members of the project team about next steps.