What is the goal of the training program?
The main purpose of the Erasmus+ STT week on More than Library is to emphasize the changing role of the library within the life of the university. The training will focus on understanding the needs of the students and redefining the role of the library accordingly. Nowadays students have access to reading material from the comfort of their dorms or bedrooms. Why would they come to the library? Because the library should be so much more than just a place for borrowing books. Participants will interact in a dynamic scenery, designed to foster dialogue and debate, being constantly challenged through tasks and case studies consisting of hypothetical scenarios.
Whom does it address?
Participants to the training should be members of the academic community with an English level of B1 or above, looking to develop and/or improve their knowledge of the hidden life of a library and skills needed to market the library and its services. The training targets mainly library staff but it is not limited to them.
How is the program structured?
The training program will take place in the lovely city of Timisoara, Romania. Timisoara is also known as little Vienna because of its habsburgic look and traces of the Austrian Empire. Timisoara was elected European Capital of Culture for 2021 because of its beauty, rich cultural life and peaceful blend of ethnic minorities. The training program will be divided into presentations and workshops combined with one-to-one coaching sessions. With a total duration of 25 hours, the classes will take place from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm. After completion, all participants will be awarded Erasmus+ Staff Mobility (STT) certificates. The training includes also a cultural component with the possibility to visit the Romanian village museum, a walking city tour and a traditional Romanian dinner.
Can the training be funded through Erasmus+ STT grants?
Yes, each participant can apply for a mobility grant within his/her institution. We will provide all the required documentation for the Erasmus+ STT grant applicants: invitation, training curricula and certificate of attendance.
What is the cost of the program?
The program package costs 650 euro and it includes:
-the training program;
-accommodation for 6 nights in a 3 star hotel;
-meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner;
How do I register?
By filling in the application form available here https://tinyurl.com/http-www-forms-com.