31 March Biblio event “Boosting Digital Skills and Competences for Librarians”

The event is organised within the All Digital Week 2021 campaign.

  •  Do you agree that libraries should evolve to meet the current skills needs and to equip their staff and users with the skills relevant for today’s digital environment?
  • Are you curious to learn about the emerging job profiles in the library sector?
  • If you work in the library sector, would you like to upgrade your own competences and stay competitive?
  • You are a library director, and you are thinking of organising a professional development training for your staff to offer innovative services in your library?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, our webinar is for you!

JOIN US ON 31 March at 10:00-11:45 CET online for the Biblio event:

Boosting Digital Skills and Competences for Librarians

The Biblio Consortium is inviting you to join the webinar on 31 March at 10:00-11:45. The project partners will talk about the new trends and requirements in the professional development of librarians; present the findings of the research on skills and training needs in the library sector and two emerging job profiles – Community Engagement and Communication Officer and Digital Transformation Facilitator. They will present the training methodology  and curricula for these two roles, as well as the upcoming Biblio MOOC for library professionals.

Biblio “Boosting digital skills and competences for librarians in Europe” is an Erasmus+ / KA2 / Sector Skills Alliances in VET project, which addresses the skills gap in the library sector due to digital transformation that is changing the role of libraries and library professionals. The project targets library professionals and unemployed people in the library sector by enabling them to offer innovative services for users.  It facilitates the acquisition of digital and transversal skills for library professionals by setting up a system for skills assessment, learning offer, validation, and recognition. It is implemented during 2019-2022 by a consortium of 10 partners from Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Latvia.

Check the programme of the event to see the details and fill in the form below to register.


Moderator:  Altheo Valentini, general manager of European Grants International Academy (EGInA)

10:00-10:10 Welcome. Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL.
10:10-10:20 Introduction to the Biblio Project. Altheo Valentini, EGInA
10:20-10:40 Digital Facilitator and Digital Communicator in Expanded Endless Libraries. Prof Nicola Barbuti, University of Bari Aldo Moro
The new digital librarians must be the promoters of innovative interactions with the user. Only in this way, the library itself can become an activator of interest. The new digital librarians will be called upon to manage the “Expanded Endless Libraries”, the places where not only librarians will play a fundamental role but also the users themselves.
10:40-10:50 Librarianship in Europe: Mapping professional needs. Biblio Findings. Tiana Zignani, Public Libraries 2030
10:50-11:00 Two emerging job profiles – CECO and DIGY. Tiana Zignani, Public Libraries 2030
11:00-11:10 Opportunities for professional qualification of librarians beyond the pandemic. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova and Denitsa Dimitrova, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies ULSIT
11:10-11:20 Biblio Curriculum and Methodology. Mara Jakobsone, Data Media Group
11:20-11:30 The Biblio Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for library professionals. Eleni Georgakakou, DAISSy Research Group of Hellenic Open University
11:30-11:45 Questions and answers. Closing



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