WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION LITERACY CONFERENCEBRASOV_ROMANIADEVELOPING INFORMATION LITERACY IN THE WESTERN BALKANSLIT TEMPUSWESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION LITERACY CONFERENCE JUNE 18-11th 2016

WESTERN BALKAN INFORMATION LITERACY CONFERENCE

BRASOV_ROMANIA

DEVELOPING INFORMATION LITERACY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

LIT TEMPUS

Project Management Committee (PMC) Meeting London, United Kingdom August 25th-28th 2015

This PMC meeting focussed in on the activities and goals that had been achieved in the respective areas, and Working Groups since the implementation of the project commenced in 2011. The meeting also dealt with important financial and reporting deadlines and templates in the run up to the end of the project and focussed also on important issues to do with ongoing dissemination and sustainability after project lifetime.

PMC Meeting Agenda London, United Kingdom.....click

Programme - PMC London Aug 25-28th 2015.....click

Information Literacy Module Working Group (ILMWG) Meeting Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina July 28th-31st 2015

The main aim of this ILMWG meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina was to assess plans for rollout/promotion of the Online Information Literacy modules, training implementation and embedding of the modules into University courses including after project lifetime- ongoing Dissemination and Sustainability.

Agenda for ILMWG Meeting Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.....click

Programme for ILMWG Meeting Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.....click

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina June 17-20th 2015

The Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference attracted many delegates from the Western Balkan Region and from around the World. The Conference was made special by the presence of Dr Christine Bruce from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia- widely considered the most important figure in the field of Information Literacy today. Other keynote speakers included Tefko Saračević Distinguished Professor Emeritus  from the School of Communication & Information Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States. The Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference is supported by, inspired by and dedicated to the achievements of European Union Tempus project 517117 Developing information Literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries. The Conference is now considered one of the leading Information Literacy Conferences in the World- this is a significant achievement in a Region where prior to this Tempus project the term “Information Literacy” was almost unknown.

Delegates at the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference 2015Dr Christine Bruce Tefko Saračević

 

Project Management Committee (PMC) Meeting Podgorica, Montenegro September 22nd-25th 2014

Among other matters the purpose of this PMC meeting, held in Podgorica, Montenegro was to gauge the success of the project to date and the meeting and focused on the following:

•             Progress in development of IL programs for lifelong learning their use in curricula as appropriate at each university- each University gave examples of where IL has or will be integrated into university courses- embedded into curricula and university structures

•             Examples of IL training at each PC university

•             Approaches to Dissemination of the project being utilised at each university

•             How the results of the project will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the project

•             How IL policy and programs are developing at each University.

Agenda for PMC Meeting Podgorica, Montenegro.....click

Programme for PMC Meeting Podgorica, Montenegro.....click

 

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina June 11-14th 2014

Not only was there representation from the institutions and countries in our Tempus project in the Western Balkans but also represented were neighbouring countries such as Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania and Greece. An unexpected benefit has been that the Conference has attracted delegates from all over the world- with delegates from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Hungary, Australia, various countries in Africa, the Middle East among many others in attendance.

Click here to view the WBIL 2014 Proceedings

Information Literacy Module Working Group Meeting (ILMWG) meeting Tirana, Albania April 28th-May 1st 2014

The 3rd Information Literacy Module Working Group (ILMWG) meeting was hosted by Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania. The ILMWG is comprised of representatives from each of the 13 institutions who are partners in the project. The Information Literacy Module Working Group (ILMWG) meeting concerned examining criteria, models, templates and language versions for the delivery of Online information literacy modules as well as final arrangements for the delivery and deployment of the modules in each Western Balkan partner university in the project.

Agenda for ILMWG Meeting Tirana, Albania.....click

Programme for ILMWG Meeting Tirana, Albania.....click

 

 

3rd Information Literacy Training Working Group (ILTWG) Meeting London, United Kingdom December 9th-12th 2013

The 3rd Information Literacy Training Working Group (ILTWG) meeting was hosted by Middlesex University, London UK. The ILTWG is comprised of representatives from each of the 13 institutions who are partners in the project. The function of the ILTWG is to ensure the application of new IL teaching technologies and to identify training needs for improving specialised information literacy knowledge among librarians and academics across the Western Balkan institutions in the project.

The ILTWG has responsibility for the forming of Guidelines for training of IL practitioners. It assesses the need for creating/improving IL competencies and disciplines within the Consortium. The ILTWG also identifies management strategies for updating of IL training content and exchange of IL experience among partners to ensure best IL practice across the Western Balkan institutions in the project.

Representatives from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina pictured at the ILTWG meeting, London , UK, December 9th-12th 2013Nawaz Khan from Middlesex University and Gunnstein Akselberg with Ane Landoy both from University of Bergen, Norway (pictured 1st, 2nd and 3rd from the right to left) with Western Balkan representatives   at the ILTWG meeting, London , UK, December 2013.

ILTWG agenda London MDX....click

Programme_London MDX....click

One week visits of Western Balkan partners to EU countries during July to December 2013

This series of one week training visits saw Western Balkan partners travel to EU countries. In each EU country visited these visits involved further delivery of IL training by EU partners to Western Balkan partners. They also involved meetings with key representatives in EU partner universities and with other stakeholder’s e.g. public libraries for exchange of experience to enable updating of knowledge regarding best IL training practice and to discuss the progress of IL implementation in Western Balkan society and IL practice in EU countries for exchange of experience.

One week visits of EU partners to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Montenegro and Albania during May, June & July 2013

These training visits to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Montenegro and Albania concerned the delivery of IL training which is one of the main activities of the Development workpackage of the project..

This series of one week training visits saw  IL training delivered by EU partners to participants in various Universities in the Tempus project. In each country these visits involved delivery of IL training to all the key stakeholders in universities who are partners in the project  and to other stakeholders in the Region such as public libraries and local communities. They also involved meetings with key representatives from the Universities and with other stakeholder’s e.g. public libraries for exchange of experience to enable updating of knowledge regarding best IL training practice and to discuss the progress of IL implementation in Western Balkan society.

These one week training events were run under the remit of the Information Literacy Training Working Group (ILTWG) of this Tempus project. The ILTWG is made up of delegate librarians/professors from each Consortium member – whose role is to set up a shared version of IL, Guidelines for the permanent training of librarians and teaching staff and to oversee and guide the Information Literacy training process in each institution.

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina 13th-15th June 2013

The Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference of the Tempus project was held June 13-15th 2013. The Conference was a great success. At the Conference, not only was there representation from the institutions and countries in our Tempus project but also represented were neighbouring countries such as Croatia,  Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. An unexpected benefit has been that the Conference has attracted delegates from parts of the world other than the Western Balkans such as the United Kingdom, United States and Scandinavia.

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