Libraries Make a Difference: New Forms of Library .. (Libraries Make a Dif..)
Libraries Make a Difference: New Forms of Library Activity
for Local Communities
Start date: Mar 21, 2013,
End date: Dec 30, 2014
Objective of the projectThe objective of the project is to create a new model of serving library patrons. Main activities• Creation and implementation of an educational programme. • Establishing information and cultural centers in Petrozavodsk, Kondopoga, Sortavala, Kostomuksha, Joensuu and Kajaani.• Creation of multimedia resources and a permanent book exposition.• Creation of a training center for library specialists. Achievements: Running of a joint Russian-Finnish educational program: Transformation of library role in local communities in the minds of the project participants and establishment and duplication of a new library model as a center of development of local communities.Establishment of four information and cultural centers in Petrozavodsk, Kondopoga, Sortavala and Kostomuksha and two Karelian Corners in Joensuu and Kajaani: strengthening of mutual understanding among people on both sides of the border, providing open access to cultural and information bilingual resources, transformation of libraries to a space of creative development and realization of common ideas on both sides of the border.
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