Welcome to the Specialization Course!
Digital Transformation Facilitator (DIGY)
The Digital Transformation Facilitator (DIGY) supports the library team in the transition to the digital era.
They provide technical support to colleagues as the library adopts new digital tools. They can use online collaboration tools and platforms, design and/ or select content, and also supports the cataloguing, archiving and digitization of books and documents, and the curation of digital resources and collections. The specialization course on this profile covers 16 digital and 12 entrepreneurial and transversal competences.
Community Engagement and Communication Officer (CECO)
The Community Engagement and Communication Officer (CECO) assesses community needs and sets priorities for outreach services. They work with communities and engages people outside the library walls through various channels. The specialization course on this profile covers 17 digital and 18 entrepreneurial and transversal competences.
Introduction to the course
The training programme will be tested in 4 piloting countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Latvia and Greece) and will be aimed at delivering the curricula that will be structured as follows:
A. MOOC of 6-8 weeks addressed to 100 library professionals per involved country, for a total of 400 library professionals from all over Europe
B. Specialization courses on the two BIBLIO profiles – DIGY and CECO addressed to 25 trainees per piloting country (tot 100), including:
- 240 hours of Blended training;
- 20 hours of Face to Face sessions;
- 160 hours of Digital/Virtual Classes and self-study
- 40 hours of Project-based/collaborative learning
- 25 hours of Assessment
- 160 of work-based learning experiences (traineeships or job-shadowing)
The Specialisation courses are open to anyone interested in the digitalisation of libraries and working or studying in a related field. Since places are limited, priority will be given to those participants who:
- have successfully joined and completed the BIBLIO MOOC course;
- are already in contact with a local library where they could be hosted during the Work-based learning phase;
- present a valid project idea.
Blended Course: February – November 2022
Work-based learning: July – December 2022
Οnsite in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Latvia