On September 17-20, 2019, we were implementing the project “Education caught in the NETwork (of libraries)” New technologies – experiences of European Libraries in the context of youth and Agenda 2030.Goal 4. This project was directed to librarians from the following libraries:
Municipal Public Library in Piekary Śląskie, Poland
Bibliothèque Municipale à Vocation Régionale de Nice, France
Klaipeda County I. Simonaityte Public Library, Lithuania
Mestna knjižnica Izola– Biblioteca civica di Isola, Slovenia
Municipal libraries Huesca, Spain
The project allowed the exchange of experiences between our libraries. We hope that the knowledge we have all gained will result in new forms of activity for young people in the area of new technologies. As part of the project, gamification workshops took place during which participants learned to prepare mobile city games for young people in the Action
Track application. At robotics workshops, they learned how to build and program robots from Lego Mindstorms. We showed our guests the practical application of a 3D printer, VR glasses and we presented a collection of books with augmented reality. Everyone had the opportunity to work with 3d pens, as well as test their knowledge about Poland in the quiz prepared on the Kahoot application. Our friends from Slovenia conducted a stop-motion
animation workshop. Learning through experience and practice resulted raising knowledge, level of competences and freeing creativity among librarians who work in the European libraries.
The workshop activities were complemented by demonstrating the use of new technologies in various areas of cultural activity. Therefore, together we visited the super modern University Library, the Silesian Museum in Katowice and one of the most modern concert halls in Europe – the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. We also invited our guests to visiting historic district of Katowice city from the beginning of the 20th century –
Nikiszowiec and the historic silver mine in Tarnowskie Góry.
Visiting all these places we agreed that the new technologies are used in almost all areas of our lives. That is why it is so important to develop young people’s skills in this area. Libraries are best suited for this kind of activities.
The project was financed entirely from the Erasmus + program as part of the Mobility of Youth Workers action.
Check out this video of the project! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGeC0rISKvo