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Project “Librarians Around the World” is in progress!

Pieteikšanās projektam noslēgusies, gaidām rakstus no 40 bibliotekāriem no 26 valstīm līdz 15. martam. Tiks izveidots virtuāls tiešsaistes izdevums gan latviešu, gan angļu valodā. Aicinām brīvprātīgos palīgus iesaistīties rakstu tulkošanā no angļu valodas uz latviešu valodu!

40 Participants from 26 countries!

We are very happy to announce that project “Librarians Around the World” is successful and we have got applications from 40 librarians by 26 countries. We believe that the impossible is possible and librarians rule the world! We have changed the rules of the project to give an opportunity to more than one person per country. All the applicants were accepted as the authors. There was a huge interest from several countries as more than one librarian applied for the project, so we decided to create an author teams for these countries.

Deadline for the articles is 15th March, 2017. We have sent the notifications about acceptance, information about teams and guidelines. If you applied but didn’t receive the notification please contact us lbbjss@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to read all the amazing articles!

Best wishes to all of the authors,
Elīna Sniedze

Manager of the project “Librarians Around the World”
Chair of Latvian Librarian Association Section of New Professionals (LBB JSS)

 

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Information about the project updated.

Deadline for applications extended until 13th February!

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We are very happy that our project “Librarians Around the World” is considered to be inspiring, useful and seems that together we will create this project even more awesome and it will have an impact for the future. We have received many applications from the countries that we thought is impossible to reach. But now we believe that impossible is possible!

NB! As we have received also more than one application from the same country and we want to accept as many people as we can, we have changed the rules and there will be more than one participant selected from each country. We see that librarians are willing to share their stories. To create the quality for the articles we will create author teams for each country – every author will have to write their own experience and problems or success stories, but together the team of the authors will create article about their country – library system, education opportunities, qualification rules, library associations.

If you haven’t heard what this project is about, please read the information below and join!

New Professionals Section of Latvian Librarian Association (LBB JSS) kindly invite you to participate in our ongoing online project “Librarians Around the World” where we want participants to create article about their study and work experience, about the library system, association in their country or some interesting projects that they have, even about problems that they have (no funding for library, expensive studies, struggle to find work, etc.).!

The aim of project is to promote librarian profession and to create article series in our blog about librarians, library systems and education in different countries to educate students and librarians about libraries around the World. To tell high school students about librarian profession, to tell government about our problems, to make the world see that there are lots of awesome librarians out there. To show that we read (but not only!), do researches, attend conferences, create awesome projects, also that we have parties and that sometimes one librarian has to be as an orchestra – to manage and do everything – create events, catalogue books, buy new books, research, design, sing, dance, act, etc.

Let’s show the world that there are libraries and we need them!

What to do to participate:

  1. E-mail lbbjss@gmail.com that you are willing to participate until Thursday -13.02.2017. (update – There will be more than one participant selected from each country. We will create teams for each country.). Participants will get a certificate of participation. Authors notification and guidelines about the article will be sent on Tuesday – 14.02.2017.
  2. Authors will have to write an article about themselves, their projects, library system and education opportunities in their country until 15.03.2017. (Length of the article is not limited, but at least 500 words would be nice) and add photos. Articles will be published in English and Latvian in our blog. If there will be at least 10-15 participants we will create an online article collection and it will be sent to authors, students and librarians as pdf file.

If you are not willing to participate, please feel free to pass this information to your colleagues who might be interested.

Best wishes,
Elīna Sniedze

Manager of the project “Librarians Around the World”
Chair of Latvian Librarian Association Section of New Professionals (LBB JSS)

Updated 09.02.2017.

Posted in Articles in English,Jaunie speciālisti pasaulē

Estonian Librarians Association Young Professionals Club

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.

© Jaana Roos, Liina Tamm, 2014 | specially for LBB JSS

The beginning

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.

Discussion in BibliCamp
Discussion in BibliCamp

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Lithuanian Librarians Young Professionals Section

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.

© Ignacas Kislauskas, 2014 | specially for LBB JSS

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.

Eglė Grigaitė
Eglė Grigaitė

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.

Baltic Star
Baltic Star

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