Advancing Digital Empowerment
of Libraries in Europe

The fourth ADELE LTTA hosted in Dublin

In October, LGMA Libraries Development welcomed 24 librarians from 9 different EU countries who are participants in the Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe (ADELE) project. The week’s programme The Learning, Teaching Training Week (LTTA) was opened on October 10th by LGMA CEO, Paul Dunne who welcomed the librarians and explained the remit and […]

ADELE LTTA in Sofia: Trainings, cultural activities, and cats*!

Hosted by Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation, 19 library professionals from across Europe spent a week in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, attending the third ADELE Learning Teaching Training Week (LTTA). The activity took place between 24 September and 1 October 2023 and consisted of a lively exchange of experiences, encounters with the local Balkan-European cultural […]

ADELE LTTA in Brussels: Discovering the European capital…and some of its libraries

From August 28 to September 4, Public Libraries 2030 hosted 27 librarians from Austria, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, and Finland in Brussels for the second ADELE Learning Teaching Training Week (LTTA). This follows the first LTTA which took place in Italy in Nocera Umbra. From visits of the European institutions, to ADELE case study presentations, […]

Bibliopride week in Italian libraries

From September 25 to October 1, the Italian Libraries Association (AIB) is organising the National Week of Libraries ‘Bibliopride’. This annual initiative began in 2011 with the aim to promote the library’s role in society. This year’s initiative is dedicated to the European Year of Skills. The European Years campaigns aim to raise awareness, encouraging […]

Driving Digital Transformation through Effective Leadership

The digital age is characterized by constant – and at the same time, rapid – change. In the professional world, there are increasing demands for flexibility and multi-layered thinking in order to ensure a successful process of digital transformation. Leadership is indispensable in driving change and setting the tone for any organization’s digital culture. To […]

The first ADELE LTTA in Italy

From the 3rd to the 10th of July 2023, the first ADELE international learning mobility took place in Umbria, in the beautiful mountain village of Nocera Umbra, within the framework of the 7th edition of the Social Hackathon Umbria. The Social Hackathon Umbria is organised by the European Grants International Academy (EGInA), in collaboration with […]

Making Strides in Assistive Technology

In June 2023, The Irish Times asked readers to rate customer care in public services, and libraries received some of the highest scores. Public libraries remain a cornerstone of knowledge, community and inclusivity and as readers praised ‘easy access to a wide range of digital content’ and ‘online training’, it is in the area of […]

Transforming Communities through MakerSpaces: An Overview

Makerspaces in public libraries have emerged through maker-focused programs that aim to inspire and empower people to learn new skills while creating and making something unique. These programs provide a wide range of resources and equipment for digital fabrication, including computer programming, 3D printing, laser cutting, and collaborative workspaces. In fact, following the 2014 White […]

Public Library Services in Ireland Supporting Lifelong Learning and Digital Skills Development

Public libraries in Ireland support informal learning and digital skills by providing programmes and access to information and ICT. The local library also makes significant contributions to lifelong learning in local communities through the provision of both formal and informal learning courses. In Ireland, the national strategy for public libraries identifies the library as a […]

ADELE event and meeting at the Muntpunt Library

On February 28 and March 1 2023, Public Libraries 2030 (PL2030) hosted the ADELE project partners at the Muntpunt Library for the first ADELE event and a partner meeting. The day kicked off with a quick session for partners to re-connect in person before the event was due to start in the afternoon. The ADELE […]