Accredited seminar Village libraries as information and communication hubs of rural local communities (Example of the project Agricultural Libraries in Jagodina) was held in the Public Library „Bora Stanković“ in Vranje on Tuesday, 16 July 2015.
There were 36 librarians from Vranje, the Public Library „Radoje Domanović“ in Surdulica and the Public Library „Vuk Karadžić“ in Vladičin Han who participated in the seminar.
By following the example of creation and realization of the project Agricultural Libraries, the concept of work and marketing in a modern rural library was presented. Thereafter, the exercise was done in five groups. The aim of the exercise was to address five issues in local communities and libraries of the participants and to lay out basic assumptions for the solution to problems. The first group presented the project of digitization of library materials; the second group presented the project of employment through small ethno associations; the third group presented the project of introducing the Internet into their rural library; the fourth group presented the project of reaching users in remote areas with a bookmobile and the fifth group presented the project that involved a program for over 40s, since their users are mostly children.
At the end of the seminar, participants got certificates as confirmation of their participation in the accredited program of continuous professional training.