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Supporting lifelong learning in public libraries across Europe

By Juliet Eve, M. de Groot and A.M. Schmidt

Abstract

Purpose: This paper presents findings from the European project PuLLS (Public Libraries in the Learning Society), funded by the EU’s Socrates programme. \ud Approach: Describes a piece of action research, outlining the development and implementation of a model for delivering open learning to adult library users. \ud Findings: Details of the model, and the course developed and offered by partner libraries are described. Results suggest there is a significant role for libraries to play in supporting both ICT skills and wider information literacy learning. \ud Research implications: Suggests that libraries are beginning to move from a passive access approach to supporting learning to a more active approach in delivering library-generated content themselves. \ud Practical implications: Sharing of results may be useful for public libraries wishing to develop open learning facilities/develop audiences for lifelong learning. \u

Topics: P110 Information Management
Publisher: Emerald
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1108/00242530710750581
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.brighton.ac.uk:3005

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