Monday, October 10, 2016

Advocacy and Lobbying for Libraries

A four-day workshop „Advocacy, Raising Awareness and Communication for Libraries“, was held  in the National Library of Serbia from 3-6 October 2016. EIFL provided a high-quality seminar for 20 Serbian librarians. They were able to learn the most important lobbying segments and techniques through theoretical and practical exercises from a top expert in this field, Kaspars Ruklis. The Jagodina Public Library had its representative – Ivana Pešić, who works in the Supervision department.
During the first three days, the librarians were creating projects that could be implemented in libraries. Also, they were developing a strategy to promote and present their projects; how to lobby stakeholders; how to advocate for libraries and communicate with stakehodlers and partners.
On the last day of the workshop, the projects that were supported by EIFL were presented. One of the top 10 is the AgroLib project. Besides awarded projects, those which were created during the workshops were also presented.

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