Advancing Digital Empowerment
of Libraries in Europe

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 […]

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 […]

DIGI-BREAKER PLUS: Breaking Barriers and Building Community for an Effective, Sustainable and Inclusive Digitalization of Adult Guidance Services

In December 2022, Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation as part of a cooperation partnership began implementation of the DIGI BREAKER + project, funded under the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, Action KA220-ADU – Cooperation partnerships in adult education. The project is led by Alphabet Formation in Belgium, and is being implemented by an alliance of adult education […]

Join us at the ADELE tool launch!

Data from the European Commission shows us that only 54% of Europeans have at least basic digital skills yet modern interactions and our ways of working rely on digital skills. Through the ADELE (Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe) project, we’re aiming to boost the digital readiness of public libraries by equipping them with […]

YouLab Pistoia: the place to develop your skills!

This December, the San Giorgio Library in Pistoia hosted the inauguration of the YouLab Pistoia, that was recently renovated and equipped with new seats and tables. Spaces have been redefined so that people can have more room and move around easily and there is also more space for new innovative equipment. YouLab Pistoia, An American […]

EU Code Week in Bulgarian Libraries

From 8 to 23 October, libraries across Bulgaria put on programmes of events as part of EU Code Week 2022. Activities were led by Sofia City Library and regional libraries in Targovishte, Dobrich, Yambol, Blagoevgrad, Gabrovo, Rousse and Vratsa. Many libraries organised sessions with Bee-Bot robots, in which young children take their first steps in […]