The aim of the project was to provide librarians with the necessary knowledge in how to engage, inform and work with youth in terms of informal education and overarching perception of the field.
The objectives for the project were:
1) Identify key components of qualification of youth worker relevant to the array of library services and design a training course for librarians;
2) To provide a diverse perspective on service variety targeted at youth within communities and society as a whole to librarians;
3) To present librarians with crucial knowledge about contemporary youth and its needs, means of innovative and adaptive informal teaching and informational service development.
The main activity that was implemented was a Training Course- Youth is Stranger than Fiction. This was the only mobility for this project. Venue: Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library, Šiauliai Lithuania.
Participants: 24 participants from 3 countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The project and the training are designed for librarians who are or want to be engaged in youth work. Librarians who consider libraries to be community centers for everyone and who want to help youth not only with their informational needs but to engage, empower and motivate them for personal development. The TC was available for librarians only.
The participants in the training were all librarians who work in a public library and is/or wished to be engaged in youth work in the library setting. They all had the mandates to
create services and carry out services/projects on the local, national and/or international level oriented to meet the demands of local youth in terms of social, cultural and informational inclusion.