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The ELA Young Professionals Club held its third summer camp at The Police and Border Guard College of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences at Muraste.
The library in its different forms has been experiencing changes for a very long time. The first libraries emerged as the collections of different government, economic and other important documents at the time when people felt the need to acknowledge themselves. This need has persisted, but the role of the libraries has changed a lot through time and it will certainly continue to change. A contemporary library is definitely a memory institution in a traditional sense, but it is also a learning and activity center and serves as a community and cultural center. The library can also be in a digital environment, its existence isn’t dependent on the physical space.
The goal of the last year’s ELA Young Professionals Club summer camp, “BibliCamp 3 – Library in 2035”, was to get acquainted with the vision document of Estonian libraries and to think without limits about future libraries. We wanted to create a Utopian vision about the services of the future library, the skills of a future librarian, and the physical and digital space of the library.
Services of the future library
As emerged from our discussions, the keywords of the future library are availability and convenience in a broad sense. The first thing we think about regarding the services of the library are borrowing and returning. In bigger libraries, it is common that in addition to borrowing and returning books via a librarian one can also use self-service machines. This makes the main service of the library easy and fast for the readers, while they maintain the freedom to choose. We can assume that machines are here to stay and their development will continue. This means that the library’s borrowing process will become more automated and the responsibility for properly borrowed books is greatly placed on the reader.
Keeping in mind the usability and usage purposes, we could implement special bar code scanners that the readers can carry with them and use to borrow the wanted book at a suitable time and place. Later, when the reader returns the scanner and exits the library, the system would check the borrowings. Security gates would notify of any problems.
Šoreiz piedāvājam Igaunijas jauno speciālistu rakstu par to, kā notiek jauno speciālistu kluba izveide Igaunijā. Lietuvas jauno speciālistu rakstu varat lasīt šeit. Mūsu sadarbība izveidojusies vairāk kā gadu atpakaļ, kad aicinājām jaunos speciālistus no Lietuvas un Igaunijas uz 4CanGurus Preiļos un Latvijas bibliotekāru 11. kongresu.
In the winter of 2013 the Estonian Librarians Associations (ELA) Special Libraries Section had their annual meeting and the discussion about ELA became very emotional, especially, when it came to young professionals and their involvement in the development of librarianship and information work. After the meeting Liina Tamm asked her friends, who worked as information specialists, how they feel about ELA. The answers were not good at all – young professionals were not motivated to participate in ELA, because they felt, that no-one listened to them and that the organization itself was ancient. Afterwards Liina presented the opinion of this little group of people to the board of ELA in spring 2013. The discussion with ELA about the future goals in terms of young professionals was very difficult, because of the different understandings about how things should work and what kind of support the novices need.
In spring 2014 Brigitta Kivisaar and Jaana Roos were professionally getting in touch with Latvian and Lithuanian young professionals, participating at an event called “4CanGurus” held in Preiļi, Latvia. Young librarians from both countries already had their own sections, during the event Latvian colleagues motivated Brigitta and Jaana to establish a section also in Estonia.
So it was only a matter of time, when those three met for cooperation. Therefore, ELA made the suggestion to create a special unit to ELA for the young professionals, so in 1th of May 2014 the ELA’s Young Professionals Club was founded.
Pirms kāda laika izveidojām lielisku sadarbību ar jaunajiem bibliotekāriem no Lietuvas un Igaunijas. Ieteicām, ka arī viņiem ir jāveido sava jauno speciālistu kustība, uzaicinājām viņus ciemos uz 4CanGurus Preiļos, kā arī vēlāk uz Latvijas bibliotekāru 11. kongresu. Vēlējāmies uzzināt, kā viņiem veicas, tāpēc aicinājām par to pastāstīt mūsu blogā. Šodien Lietuvas jauno speciālistu raksts, bet nākamnedēļ varēsiet iepazīties Igaunijas jauno speciālistu rakstu.
The Lithuanian Librarians Young Professionals Section (LLYPS) was founded at the beginning of 2014 as a sign of spring coming back to our land. Lithuania already had the Lithuanian Library Association, which was founded in 1931, but our young specialists were left to be alone with lack of development of skills in their specialty. The spring of 2014 has brought some fresh air into Lithuanian librarians life and the hope for our new specialists to become more qualified and self-confident in their profession. For the idea to found such LLYPS we should thank our colleagues and neighbors from Latvia – the New Professionals Section of the Library Association of Latvia. According to the project “Establishing the new library and information professionals’ network in the Baltic states” which was done by colleagues from Latvia, two young representatives were invited to participate in the new professionals conference “4CanGurus”, which was held in Preiļi (Latvia). To sum up, this was the birth of LLYPS, which was founded after this conference and partnership with our young colleagues from Latvia.
The very first year was really dynamic and productive for the beginning of LLYPS. The first representative of LLYPS was appointed – Ignacas Kislauskas from the Klaipėda University Library. However, a lot work was done by Alma Masevičienė from the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania to strengthen LLYPS. The number of LLYPS members was rapidly growing during the first year from a couple of members in the beginning of the year, we have reached almost 60. At the end of this year we have elected the new chief representative of LLYPS. Now it’s Eglė Grigaitė from the Kaunas District Public Library. All our news and communication between LLYPS members is organised through our own e-mail system, Facebook group, and on website page.
In the summer some members of LLYPS were responsible for the big cycling enthusiast event – Cycling for Libraries “Baltic Star 2014”. These members had to prepare for cycling by making a route from Plungė till Kaunas.