THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ON THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LIBRARIANSHIP
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Aleksandra Popović
popovic@unilib.rs

Dragana Stolić
stolic@unilib.rs

Dejana Kavaja Stanišić
kavaja@unilib.rs

Univerzitet u Beogradu
Univerzitetska biblioteka „Svetozar Marković“, Beograd

doi: 10.19090/cit.2019.34.32-39
No. 34 (May 2019), p. 2-10


Contribution of University Library ”Svetozar Marković”
to Continuing Professional Development of Employees in Librarianship


Summary

This paper presents educational activity conducted by the University Library ”Svetozar Marković” for employees in librarianship. As a central institution for all academic libraries in Serbia, the University Library ”Svetozar Marković” systematically organizes professional development trainings for librarians within the network of academic libraries. By establishing the accreditation system in librarianship in 2013, the library has developed, enriched and improved its educational activity and conducted a signifi cant number of seminars attended by numerous participants. Accredited seminars are considered an important segment of the overall work of the University Library. In the period from 2014 to 2018, 19 programs with 2306 attendees were organized. These numbers are the results of continuity and the long term experience of the University Library ”Svetozar Marković” in organizing various trainings for diff erent target groups, mainly from academic environment (students and professors, academic librarians). The development of activities in the direction of educational programs was the main reason for major changes within the organizational scheme of the library and the establishment of the Department for Scientifi c Information and Education a decade ago. With the system of accreditation, educational work has spread more intensively to the other departments of the library, but it has also brought the other types of librarians into focus (librarians from public libraries). The practice of the library in this segment of work points to the importance of an interactive, innovative and fl exible approach to the training of librarians, that would help them overcome the current challenges they face: adopting the principles of open access, understanding basic principles of copyright, new information technologies signifi cant for librarians and their increasingly demanding users, the use of commercial and noncommercial electronic services, etc.


Keywords:

University Library ”Svetozar Marković”, accredited seminars, professional development, education, librarians, information literacy, lifelong learning, open access, information systems, copyright


Submitted: 1st April 2019
Correction to the manuscript: 12th April 2019
Accepted for publication: 15th April 2019

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