TR- Green Libraries

The aim of this service is to develop a training program to make learners aware of the impact of libraries on the environment and teach them how to make libraries green and environmentally more friendly. This service is developed because there are no courses available in LIS curricula in any of the LIS departments in Turkey. And it was observed during the “library services co-design” workshops with librarians and LIS sudents that when they create library models they always put green elements (such as trees and plants) and claim it as a green library. This was also a proof which indicated a gap in knowledge and a need for education on the subject.

Several training workshops were organized for the implementation of this training service. As a result of these trainings more than 200 individuals (LIS students, librarians, professors) were trained. Additionally to include green libraries training permenantly in the curricula of Hacettepe University Department of Information Management, in October 2015 a course for doctoral level (titled: Environmental Sustainability and Libraries) was proposed to university authorities and approved by University Senate and will be available for doctoral students starting from 2016-2017 academic year.

Following trainings were organized within the life span of the project between October 2015 to June 2016.:

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred individuals participatedin this event.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized at Hacettepe University for the second year students at the Department of Information Management on 29 April 2016. Thirty students participated.
  • A workshop titled Go Green and Keep the Earth Clean was organized at the  ECIL2015 Conference on 22nd October 2015. Fifteen participants (librarians and library science professors) from 14 different countries (Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, and UK) participated in this two hours workshop.
  • A workshop was organized for the students of Information and Communication Sciences at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France on 14 October 2015. Twentyseven students participated.

TR- Instructional Technologies for Librarians

With the aim to teach librarians how to develop video-based instruction materials a training course was developed by Hacettepe University. Training focuses on each an every aspect of the video tutorial preparation process including platforms and applications to use for this purpose.

Trainings were provided for between February to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A traning on video creation tools to facilitate the production of next the project output (MOOC) was provided to partners on 25 February 2016 during the fifth transnational meeting in A Coruña, Spain.

TR- Innovative Tools & Training on Pinterest

In order to provide  librarians and future librarians information on innovative tools, platforms and applications a Pinterest instruction was developed by Hacettepe University. The main aim is introducing the tools, such as Kahoot, Tellegami, Powtoon, AdobeVoice, Flipagram, Instagram, Smore and Canva, which can be used in different library services namely user education, evaluation, marketing, branding, etc. and providing links to useful sites and good practices.

Trainings were provided for between May to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation on one of the tools (Kahoot) was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized by Hacettepe University for the first year students at the Department of Information Management. Both the Pinterest account and tools were introduces to students. Sixtytwo students participated in the workshop.

Gamification is applying game design to non-game applications. Gaming is a proven tool for engagement. This is why gamification is an important trend in libraries, especially to engage new users (who are raised with computer games) with training services. During Xlibris co-design workshops a need for training on gamification was determined. Training material developed on the concept and best practices in libraries. Gamification approach used in Xlibris activities such as BookFace and Shelfie.

Trainings were provided for different groups (mainly libraraians, researchers and LIS students) between May 2015 to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized at Hacettepe University for the first year students at the Department of Information Management on 9 May 2016. Sixtytwo students participated in the workshop.
  • Workshops were organized for the students of Information and Communication Sciences at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France between 14-15 October 2015. Ninetythree students participated in these workshops.
  • A one day workshop was organized at Kadir Has University Information Centre in Istanbul on 30 June 2015. Fourteen librarians participated in this workshop.

Branding for Libraries is a training service developed by Hacettepe University Department of Information Management. Although marketing is a part of curriculum branding has been a subject neglected in the curricula. Within Xlibris Project during the co-design workshops with the main target groups of the Department (LIS students and the librarians) a need for training on this theme was determined. A training service which addresses branding strategies and approaches for libraries and how to use ICT and social media tools for branding campaigns was developed. Branding campaigns were run such as Shelfie Competition and exhibitions were organized along with trainings

Trainings were provided for different groups between May 2015 to June 2016.

  • A half an hour presentation was made during the Project Final Event which took place in Ankara on 27th June 2016. More than hundred librarians, LIS students and researchers participated.
  • A Summer Seminar was organized as an in-service training for librarians at Hacettepe University on 15th June 2016. Twentynine librarians participated.
  • A two hours training workshop was organized at Hacettepe University for the second year students at the Department of Information Management on 29 April 2016.
  • Workshops were organized for the students of Information and Communication Sciences at Paris Descartes University, Paris, France between 14-15 October 2015. Ninetythree students participated in these workshops.
  • A two days workshop was organized at Kadir Has University Information Centre in Istanbul between 29-30 June 2015. First day was on Branding for Libraries and 13 librarians from several libraries in Istanbul participated in this workshop.
  • A two hours workshop was organized during QQML2015 Conference on 26-29 May 2015, in Paris, France. 11 librarians and 4 faculty (total 15 people) particiapted in this workshop from different countries.

This training service aims to teach and develop librarians’ competences and skills to advertise newly acquired books and other documents on social media. Target groups are librarians (from from school and public libraries) and teachers from secondary schools. The training encourages librarians to use social media for presenting information about new acqusitons. The trainers teach how to use new approaches and techniques on social media which are more effective and convenient to receive new information. Librarians learn how to use social media tools such as Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr for this service. The trainers from Radviliškis Educational and Sport Service Centre provided individual consultations, visited school libraries and helped librarians to organize these activities from December 2015 to May 2016.

  • https://www.pinterest.com/akavaliausk0235/%C5%A1eduvos-gimnazijos-bibliotekos-naujos-knygos/
  • https://www.pinterest.com/givanauskien/

This training aims to teach, provide consultation and develop competences and skills for applying social media for organizing virtual exhibitions. Target groups are school and public librarians and teachers from secondary schools. Participants learn how to organize virtual exhibitions on social media, use social media in teaching/learning process, become aware of new teaching/learning approaches and techniques and use Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr effectively for organizing digital exhibitions. The trainers from Radviliškis Educational and Sport Service Centre delivered individual consultations, visited school libraries and helped librarians and teachers to organize these activities from October 2015 to May 2016.

This training service aims to teach, provide consultation and develop competences and skills to apply smart ICT and social media for organization of “literature discussion corner”. Target groups are school librarians, public librarians, and teachers from secondary schools. Participants learn to use social media and understand the  importance of applying social media in teaching/learning, aware of new teaching/learning approaches and techniques on social media which makes learning more effective, gain the knowledge of how to use Facebook for writing book reviews. The trainers from Radviliškis Educational and Sport Service Centre provided individual consultations, visited school libraries and helped librarians and teachers to organize these activities from February to May 2016.

This training aims to teach and develop competences and skills to apply smart ICT and social media for organization of interactive literature, cultural and arts classes. The target groups are teachers and librarians. The training includes the understanding of how to use social media in teaching/learning, knowledge of how to use Skype in the classes, awareness of new teaching/learning approaches and techniques which make learning more effective, and encourage participants to organize non-traditional classes. The trainers from Radviliškis Educational and Sport Service Centre delivered individual consultations, visited school libraries and helped librarians and teachers to organize this activity from February to May 2016.

After the in-service training the librarian started to use Facebook not only to give information and news about the library, as for example on newly arrived media, but also to get into contact with the users for example regarding the name of the storch in the new logo or their favourite books. It is also planned to let the users discuss on the Facebook site which new books to buy depending on the number of users who would like to have a particular book and the explanation why the library should have it. The Facebook-Site of the library Kabelsketal can be found under:

https://www.facebook.com/buechereien