Training "Strategic library management". An international project under the UN program is being implemented in Zaporizhzhia

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The first training of the educational program from the Ukrainian Library Association in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Zaporizhia City Council started today in Zaporizhzhia. Librarians of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as the city of Zaporizhzhia take part in the training, which is designed to provide participants with knowledge of the basics of library management, defining the vision and values of a modern library

Today's meeting is dedicated to the issues of strategic management of the library. During the training, the trainers of the program Oksana Bruy and Yaroslava Soshynska touched upon the most relevant topics for the modern library, such as

- analysis of the context and definition of library clients

- modern approaches and tools in strategic library management

- values ​​and mission of a modern library

Zaporizhzhia, thanks to its own positive changes, the reform that is taking place in the city in the library sphere, can serve as a positive example for dissemination. Librarians of Donetsk and Luhansk regions have the opportunity to see the best libraries in Zaporizhzhia.

Sergey Bilov, director of the department of culture and tourism of the Zaporozhye city council:

This year, we really pay a lot of attention to libraries. Everyone knows that the reform of libraries in the city of Zaporizhia has been adopted. We have set ourselves the goal of an ambitious goal - to repair all the city's libraries in 5 years. Three have already been launched, updated and modern, three are under reconstruction and two we plan to launch by the end of the year. But in addition to the appearance of libraries should be a modern content, rethinking the functions of libraries. Therefore, about 2 months ago, together with the Ukrainian Library Association, we applied for a grant to hold a training "Strategic Library Management" in Zaporizhzhia with the support of the United Nations and won it. Today we were visited by 20 librarians from Luhansk and Donetsk regions and 10 employees of our libraries. During three days there will be an exchange of experiences, training and excursions to our updated libraries.

Oksana Bruy, President of the NGO "Ukrainian Library Association":

The library is not just about books and information. And today the library is a whole institution that is included in all spheres of society.

Today at the training we will share experiences and learn to develop a specific strategy. Take certain steps and exercises to learn this. Those tools that are used in the management of any organization, they are used in libraries. In order to develop a strategy that will be implemented, we need to take certain steps, which we will learn to do. Using the experience of other libraries, we will consider - how to make a vision, the mission of libraries.

Program trainers:

Oksana Boyarinova, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Ukrainian Library Association

Oksana Bruy, President of the NGO "Ukrainian Library Association"

Yaroslava Soshinska, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Library Association

The project is implemented by the NGO "Ukrainian Library Association" in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zaporizhia City Council within the UN Program for the Restoration and Peacebuilding with the financial support of the governments of Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden.

The UN Peacebuilding Program is implemented by four UN agencies: the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Framework for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (FAO).

The program is supported by twelve international partners: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan

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