Knjižnica i čitaonica „Fran Galović“, Koprivnica
No. 36 (May 2020), p. 37-43
Models and Possibilities of Continuing Professional Development of Librarians
for Children and Youth and Their Influence on Practice
The paper presents models and opportunities of permanent professional development for librarians in the Republic of
Croatia. It also seeks to define how training models can be applied in practice, based on the specific example of the Public
Library "Fran Galović Koprivnica", with an emphasis on the professional development of librarians working with children
and young adults. An overview of the professional development of library staff of this institution is given through the
Erasmus + program and the national Center for Continuing Professional Development of Librarians. This is especially
important in the time of rapid changes and the need to constantly adapt library services. The Public Library "Fran Galović"
Koprivnica has developed models for the professional development of its library staff with the aim of presenting their own
practice at home and abroad, but also gaining insight into the situation in librarianship in foreign countries.The paper
describes in more details education in libraries of the city of Aarhus in Denmark, especially Dokk1 and the Gellerup branch
library. Learning through the experience and monitoring the work of colleagues in foreign countries has proved to be very
useful in practice, and the Koprivnica library has thus increased the competencies of its professional staff, developed a
number of innovative programs and highlighted the important role of the library in the community.
librarians for children and young adults, professional development, Public Library "Fran Galović"
Koprivnica, Center for Continuing Professional Development of Librarians, Republic of Croatia, librarian
competencies, Erasmus +.
Submitted: 9th March 2020
Correction to the manuscript: 4th April 2020
Accepted for publication: 28th April 2020
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