Over 25 public librarians from 18 Macedonian public libraries and representatives of two library associations will attend a second EIFL workshop that aims to support countrywide advocacy for new library services and increase public access to information and communication technology (ICT) in public libraries in Macedonia.
At present, Macedonia’s 32 municipal public libraries do not have sufficient ICT to serve community needs, especially in rural areas. Training will enhance librarians’ capacity to advocate, raise awareness and communicate with public library stakeholders and partners about the benefits of new services and access to ICT in public libraries.
During training, the librarians will work towards creation of an advocacy and fundraising strategy to support public access to ICT in public libraries and new services that contribute to citizens’ learning and development.
This is the second of two workshops is organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in collaboration with INNOVA Lib, which is an organization formed to promote innovation in public libraries in Macedonia, and the Library Association of Macedonia. The first workshop took place in May 2016.