• Mission of librarians - A Global Perspective (20 learning hours)

    About this course
  • By the end of this module, learner will be able to:

    • Understand the role and functions of a modern public and a school library
    • Have an awareness of Global Trends in the library field
    • Understand the current situation of public and school libraries across various Myanmar, including the vision of the Myanmar Public Libraries Master Plan and the role of public librarians as the change agents.

    Brief Overview of Module

    "The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic." – Peter Drucker -

    Libraries, especially public libraries, have been experiencing turbulent times in recent years, with its existence and relevance often being questioned. As public libraries face the challenge to redefine themselves and make efforts to chart their way forward into the 21 st century, a critical question for librarians to ask themselves is, “Are we as librarians aware of the changes impacting library services, products and spaces taking place at the local, national and global levels?” And if so, how have we, as librarians, responded to these changes and are we redefining our services to ensure their continued relevance?

    This module introduces the impact of global trends, as well as the challenges and opportunities, for public libraries in your country. It further explores how public libraries can play an important role in the contributing towards the achievement of your country’s National Development Priorities, aligned to the UN2030 Sustainable Goals. It brings forth the urgent need for librarians to reskill and rise to the challenge of reinventing their services and spaces and being the change agents, so that libraries and librarians continue to enhance the lives of those they service and occupy a special place in the hearts of the communities they serve.

    This module will take 20 learning hours, including course time, pre- and post- course reading and assessments.

  • Mission of librarians - A Global Perspective (20 learning hours)

    About this course
  • By the end of this module, learner will be able to:

    • Understand the role and functions of a modern public and a school library
    • Have an awareness of Global Trends in the library field
    • Understand the current situation of public and school libraries across various Myanmar, including the vision of the Myanmar Public Libraries Master Plan and the role of public librarians as the change agents.

    Brief Overview of Module

    "The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic." – Peter Drucker -

    Libraries, especially public libraries, have been experiencing turbulent times in recent years, with its existence and relevance often being questioned. As public libraries face the challenge to redefine themselves and make efforts to chart their way forward into the 21 st century, a critical question for librarians to ask themselves is, “Are we as librarians aware of the changes impacting library services, products and spaces taking place at the local, national and global levels?” And if so, how have we, as librarians, responded to these changes and are we redefining our services to ensure their continued relevance?

    This module introduces the impact of global trends, as well as the challenges and opportunities, for public libraries in your country. It further explores how public libraries can play an important role in the contributing towards the achievement of your country’s National Development Priorities, aligned to the UN2030 Sustainable Goals. It brings forth the urgent need for librarians to reskill and rise to the challenge of reinventing their services and spaces and being the change agents, so that libraries and librarians continue to enhance the lives of those they service and occupy a special place in the hearts of the communities they serve.

    This module will take 20 learning hours, including course time, pre- and post- course reading and assessments.

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