Advancing Digital Empowerment
of Libraries in Europe

Curious Clouds campaign in Brussels’ Muntpunt Library

“Far beyond the physical boundaries of the library exists a world full of weightless books, magazine articles that interest only you, old newspapers that you don’t have to dig up from a dusty basement, and courses that don’t require a stressful commute. Dream along about unlimited knowledge and relaxation, only a few clicks away from […]

ADELE partner meeting in Bulgaria

On January 31 and February 1, 2024 the ADELE consortium gathered in sunny Sofia, Bulgaria for the fourth and final transnational partner meeting (TPM), hosted by Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation. Overview of the project results and impact During the TPM, the consortium gathered to review the project’s milestones and achievements, to review the final […]

Data driven approach: the Register of Italian Libraries

This year, the Register of Italian Libraries has been updated with data from the latest Survey of Libraries Open to the Public, conducted in 2023 by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), and carried out in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture, Regions and Autonomous Provinces. The updated figures show that 7,309 institutions in […]

Digital skills and new directions for public libraries

In recent years, particularly with the onset of the pandemic, Irish public libraries have been required to develop new approaches to service delivery in the form of high-quality digital resources. Most of the new innovations which emerged are now embedded into ongoing service delivery. New technologies, which previously had taken more time to integrate, have […]

Register for the ADELE International Webinar!

On February 1, 2024, ADELE project partners are hosting an international webinar to celebrate the launch of the ADELE tool! As we wrap up the ADELE project, this online event will: Present the ADELE project Launch the ADELE tool, and Present the accompanying ADELE resources developed by the project partners. The event will wrap up […]

Watch the ADELE webinar series!

As part of the ADELE project, we organised a series of four webinars on digital skills development in public libraries in Europe. In this series, our speakers explored: EU initiatives on digital skills and education; digital strategies for public libraries; digital skills training activities in public libraries; and how new technologies can be used to […]

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 […]