The Quality Assurance seminar-training. The University of Crete, Retimno (Greece), 25-29 September 2017

  25-29 September 2017 was held the Quality Assurance seminar-training in the framework of the LNSS project (Library Network Support Service (LNSS): modernizing libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through library staff development and reforming library services) at the University of Crete (Greece).

    The project coordinator, the Vice-rector for International Relations of Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia Theresa Khechoyan presented the events implemented since launching the LNSS Project and the results. In respect of the project achievements, it should be mentioned that in the framework of the pilot trainings of the developed eight modules and the ESP (English for Specific Purposes), teaching modules and quality assurance courses, delivered by the European partners, 522 specialists: librarians, teachers and students, have been trained.

   During the meeting members from nine higher education institutions of three countries (Armenia, Belarus, Moldova) were entrusted to carry out a SWOT analysis of the National Library Awareness Day which were held in their countries in 2017 and were prepared the project of the National Library Awareness Day in 2018 taking into account the previous mistakes. The results of the held events in Armenia, Belarus and Moldova were summed up by the trainers of the project Angela Repanovici, Professor of the Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania) and Gerard Cullen from The Pyramid Group company.

    The Quality Assurance training was held by Manolis Koukourakis, Director of the University Library of Crete, and Liliana Rogozea, Vice-rector of the Transylvania University of Brasov (Romania).

   The participants of the event visited the Library of the University of Crete, where they got acquainted with the exposition of the Library Museum, the methods of rare books restoration, the places for persons with disabilities, the rich library collection. Then the participants visited the new building of the Public library of Retimno City where was demonstrated the bibliobus and was told about methods of work of the public library.

    The seminar training was completed by Gerard Cullen ( The Pyramid Group company) with program for retraining «English as a Medium of Instruction ».