Advancing Digital Empowerment
of Libraries in Europe

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 […]

ICCU and ALPHABETICA: the new portal to explore the cultural heritage of Italian Libraries

The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries (ICCU), Ministry of Culture (MiC), one of the ADELE project partners, has a deep expertise in digital resources management and launched last December the Alphabetica portal (, a new digital ecosystem of national bibliographic services. Alphabetica is a new research tool that integrates all the […]

Online Training for Library Professionals in Ireland

Public library staff in Ireland have been participating in a very popular programme of online training workshops and skills-share events since early 2020. The topics for these online workshops and events are based on areas which emerged from a skills’ audit with library staff across all library services. Interactive training workshops are provided on a […]

ADELE Partner Meeting in Dublin, Ireland

On 20th and 21st of September 2022, the ADELE partnership travelled to Dublin, Ireland for the second in-person meeting, which was preceded by the training session held in Brussels back in March 2022. The project partners coming from Italy (EGInA Srl and ICCU), Belgium (PL2030) and Bulgaria (GLBF) have been wonderfully hosted by the project […]

BIBLIO – Supporting librarians through the digital transformation

The BIBLIO project is a Sector Skills Alliance Erasmus+ funded project diving into the impact of digital transformation on the library sector. The aim of this project is to develop a VET training curriculum that equips librarians or those interested in a career in librarianship with the new skills needed for future jobs in the […]

Creating digitally at the library

Europe has 65 000 public library spaces and sees 100 million people visit one of these every year. Over the years, Europe’s public libraries have adapted their offer to the needs of the digital age, making these one of the first port of call for skills development outside of formal education, from today’s basic digital […]

Launch of the ADELE project

Earlier this year, we kickstarted the Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe project, or ADELE for short. While we may not be a powerhouse vocalist like Adele, we’re a dedicated consortium of organisations from across Europe who want to help libraries navigate the digital transformation. It’s no secret that digital technologies and services play […]