Good practices

Boosting digital skills and competences for librarians in Europe

  • Erasmus+
  • KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • ALL DIGITAL, Belgium
  • Center for vocational training at University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT), Bulgaria
  • Culture Information Systems Centre (KISC), Latvia
  • European Grants International Academy (EGInA), Italy
  • Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation (GLBF), Bulgaria
  • Hellenic Open University (HOU), Greece
  • Public Libraries 2030 (PL2030), Belgium
  • SIA DMG – Data Media Group, Latvia
  • The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information (ICCU), Italy
  • University of Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA), Italy
  • MOOC
  • Work-based learning


GRANT SIZE€944,258.00

The project BIBLIO addresses the skills gap in the library sector due to the digital transformation that is changing the role of libraries and library professionals.

The project will facilitate the acquisition of digital and transversal skills for library professionals, in order to respond to the digital transformation by setting up a system for skill assessment, learning offer and validation and recognition.

The project will start by analyzing the training needs and offers on the library sector, in order to identify a set of emerging job role profiles: for each of them, a modular VET curriculum addressing EQF level 5 will be designed, applying a specific VET methodology based on learning outcomes and on the blended learning principles, in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, competences and skills based on the exploitation of various learning settings.

The delivery of the VET curricula will be based on a set of digital OERs that will be developed to support the acquisition of more than 40 digital and transversal competences.

Based on the training contents previously identified, project partners will develop:

1) A MOOC addressed to European library professionals for acquiring the identified competences of new job role profiles

2) A Specialization Training Course including face-to-face, virtual learning, project-based learning and a work-based learning phase.

Training will be delivered via an online platform that stimulates sharing and exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices. WBL phase will be based on the principle of inter-generational learning.

European instruments (EQF, ECVET and EQAVET) will be applied, facilitating the recognition and validation of qualifications. Job role profiles will be mapped to ESCO and e-CF. BIBLIO will have a significant impact mostly on library professionals, unemployed people in the library sector and libraries, by enabling them to offer innovative services for users.


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