The Global Libraries program goes very well in Moldova

Twelve regional libraries in Moldova became the first telecentres to become part of the Global Libraries program. A Memorandum of understanding with twelve libraries was signed.

Since the start of this programme, the organizers did some thorough thinking about how to organize training and how to ensure the sustainability of the program. They decided that the first six libraries would become regional training centers that would train librarians to offer public access to the internet.

In November, the librarians that were part of this pilot project also participated in advocacy training. During the training, participants learned how to find partners, solve problems at the local level, and how to develop an advocacy campaign in cooperation with mass-media. The training is part of the plan to develop the libraries on a long term, and to create a team of leaders among librarians.

By the end of the year, the Novateca program in Moldova will select five to eight village libraries within each selected region to participate in the program, which will bring the total number of libraries in the Novateca pilot network to around 60.

  • The Global Libraries initiative aims to offer Moldovans free access to computers and the internet within their local public libraries.
  • Novateca is a two-year learning grant in Moldova designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the opportunities for providing wide scale public access to information and communication technologies through the existing public library network.

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» View the pictures of the librarians training in Moldova

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Comment by Ion Braga on December 10, 2012 at 19:20

It is the IREX that is implementing the project Novateca in Moldova. The aim of created centers in libraries is the same as for a telecentre. 

Comment by Lize De Clercq on December 6, 2012 at 16:16

Hi Armand!

Telecentre-Europe hasn't been the applicant in this program, but Ion can surely explain you more about the application process. Ion?

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