Libraries Go Viral: A New Approach for a New Era #librariestakethelead

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GOW17: One campaign with many dimensions


This year GOW will run 27th March – 2nd April. In 2017, Get Online Week challenges Europeans to learn, participate, share and create through thousands of events and activities tackling the digital transformation and its effects.

Fundatia EOS Romania has officially partnered with the National Association of Public Libraries in Romania to extend the 2017 Get Online Week campaign to further audiences in Romania. EOS and ANBPR will jointly deliver all the activities and will use common platforms to promote digital inclusion in Romania.

For the 2017 Get Online Week campaign, EOS and its partners will focus on the following objectives:

1. Provision of basic digital literacy trening to people who have no digital skills
2. Evaluation/certification of the level of IT skills of yoth and adults through the Certiport internationally recognised certification system
3. ICT for the blind and the promotion of the use of mobile devices for the elderly to ensure a more inclusive Society.
4. Computer science training and orientation for Youth aged 14-21 with the view of demonstrating their potential for future IT-related jobs.

Focus will also be placed on lobbying the national and regional governments to support national ICT initiatives and help more people be engaged in the knowledge Society.

The following activities are planned according to the topics:

Cybersecurity: EOS is planning to promote the self use of the Internet among younger children in its 2017 Get Online Week campaign. Romania has a high percentage of Young people who are sometimes the only ones using the computers at home (partents or grand-parents are not computer literate). By encouraging the use of some simple straight-forward online materials (interactive) EOS and its partners hope to help both children and parents/grand-parents to understand the dangers of online surfing. Only a responsible use can be beneficial for all. For this purpose, they will use a portal developed by Microsoft, Save the Children and Romanian National Police:

In terms of eServices, the EOS 2017 GOW campaign will have a very simple but strong approach. All those who will be attending activities, trainings or events in telecenters, libraries, etc. will be introduced to a new e-government service called, which facilitates online payment by any citizen or company of over 60 types of different taxes in Romania. It works by signing-up and creating a user account and then choosing through various methods of payment. It is extremely important that more citizens become aware of this e-service since only under 7% of the population uses these kinds of means to manage their payments.

Employment and Entrepreneurship:  EOS will collaborate with Certipro Education in Romania to launch a brand new certification in Romania (it will be launched across the World in March 2017). The certification is called Entrepreneurship and Small Business Exam, and EOS will select 100 youngsters to win a free exam voucher and demonstrate their knowledgeand understanding of what entrepreneurship really entails.

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Library OnConference

1The fourth Library OnConference event will be held on March 9th. This is free for all librarians.

The Library OnConference is a brand-new networking concept for public librarians. It’s a chance for library professionals to connect, share ideas, and get inspired. What makes it unique is that the whole conference, from keynote speaker to small group sessions, will be held online.

Presenters Valerie Gross and Christie Lassen of Howard County Library System (MD) will provide an overview of

  •  Libraries = Education, the game-changing vision that will help you gain the respect and funding you deserve;
  • Choose Civility, an innovative community-wide partnership that will position your library as a catalyst and epicenter on a topic that is more important than ever.
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A Call to Culture: recalibrating Europeana 2020 Strategy

Europeana 2020 Strategic Update

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bibliotellBiblioteca Județeană „Christian Tell” Gorj împreună cu Fundația PROGRESS propun bibliotecilor publice din România două zile de discuții, prezentări și ateliere în cadrul conferinței DESIGN THINKING FOR LIBRARIES.

În perioada 6 – 7 aprilie 2017 sunteți așteptați la Târgu-Jiu, pentru a întâlni profesioniști în domeniul construirii serviciilor de bibliotecă centrate pe nevoile utilizatorilor, dar și profesioniști din domeniul brand designului și marketingului. Și cum nu putem vorbi despre servicii de bibliotecă fără cei care le concep, le pun în practică, le evaluează și le dezvoltă continuu, atelierele pe care vi le propunem vor fi susținute de colegi bibliotecari cu o frumoasă activitate profesională. Bibliotecarii interesați de Conferință pot trimite un e-mail pe adresa până pe 3 martie 2017.

Agenda conferinței aici.

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Mobilitate pentru tinerii bibliotecari români în Ucraina

asociatia_bibliotecarilor_din_ucraina_200_160Secția de Tineret a Asociației Bibliotecilor din Ucraina va organiza în perioada 6-7  aprilie 2017 la Kiev, în Ucraina, un eveniment profesional care va reuni tineri bibliotecari din diferite țări.

ANBPR anunță oportunitatea de a susține participarea unui bibliotecar român, membru al ANBPR, la această întrunire profesională.

Persoanele doritoare trebuie să îndeplinească următoarele condiții:

  • vârsta până în 35 de ani,
  • cunoștințe bune de limba engleză
  • pașaport

Organizatorii vor suporta o noapte de cazare, costurile de masă și taxa de înregistrare la Conferință.

ANBPR va asigura, în completare, încă o noapte de cazare și costurile de deplasare tur-retur.

Persoanele interesate sunt rugate să trimită o Scrisoare de intenție cu datele de identificare incluse la adresa de email:, cu Subiectul Aplicație Conferință Ucraina, în atenția drei Alexandra Stîngă, până cel târziu miercuri, 01 martie 2017, ora 12.00.

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Digital Workshop

1Digital Workshop is a free tutorials from Google on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond. Choose the topics you want to learn, or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe.


Atelierul Digital este o inițiativă Google pentru a crește abilitățile digitale ale tinerilor și nu numai. Acest proiect are loc simultan în mai multe țări din Europa, România fiind una dintre ele. Aici poți să îți perfecționezi abilitățile de lucru în online pentru a-ți crește compania, cariera sau pur și simplu încrederea în forțele proprii. Specialiștii de la Atelierul Digital te vor ajuta să te bucuri de succes online. Oricine poate profita de această platformă, indiferent de nivelul abilităților, de obiective sau de cunoștințele anterioare.


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BiblioMAGAZIN, Nr. 18/2016


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Library 2.017 mini-conferences

SJSU_iSchool_Library_2017_ExpertiseCompetenciesandCareers_200x200.jpgFirst of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: “Expertise, Competencies and Careers,” will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with the American Library Association and will feature ALA president Julie Todaro as moderator for the opening panel and the closing keynote speaker. Invited panelists will take a look forward at the skills and knowledge needed to support successful libraries of the future, examining educational programs and employer expectations.

All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are invited to provide input and participate in what will be a “virtual Town Hall” to explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st-Century Information Professionals.

What skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations will you need to support all types and sizes of libraries and their communities in the future? What will employers be expecting? What competencies will be necessary for information professionals – librarians, technologists, and library workers – to deliver critical services and resources and to thrive in today and tomorrow’s society? How can library and information science schools and professional development programs prepare library professionals?

Sponsored with ALA’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” Campaign and  this web conference will allow participants to interact with experts in the field to identify expectations and develop competency sets and best practices from the field, LIS education. Presentation and discussion will include requirements and expectations from educators and from both the employee and  employer’s perspective.  Save the date and join us for an interactive experience that will help us frame the future of the library and information profession.

This is a free event, being held online.
to attend live or to receive the recording links.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.


The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and this event is being held in collaboration with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

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Oferta ANBPR – Programe de Formare Profesionala 2017

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