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Standard for a school librarian


School librarian standard for public as well as private school librarians was created by National Curriculum Department of the Ministry of Education and Science. Presentation on the topic was made by Natia Jokhadze, Head of National Curriculum Department.

Up to present, the Ministry haven’t had any document reflecting reality and international experience and the one that would propose unified standard for the librarians.  

Standard for Public School librarian defines professional skills, values and responsibilities that will encourage implementation of National Curriculum. The Standard aims at improving teaching and learning quality in general education institutions. 

IFLA Trend Report

What is the IFLA Trend Report?

In the global information environment, time moves quickly and there's an abundance of commentators trying to keep up. With each new technological development, a new report emerges assessing its impact on different sectors of society. The IFLA Trend Report takes a broader approach and identifies five high level trends shaping the information society, spanning access to education, privacy, civic engagement and transformation. Its findings reflect a year’s consultation with a range of experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to map broader societal changes occurring, or likely to occur in the information environment.

Q&A Webinar with Koha developer Chris Cormack

Q&A Webinar with Koha developer Chris Cormack -  

The next EIFL-FOSS webinar will take place on September 23rd. It will be a Q&A webinar with both Chris Cormack, one of the original developers of Koha during his time at Katipo, and Hilton Gibson of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Date: Monday 23 September

Time: 09.00 London BST (08.00 GMT/Accra, 10.00 Harare/Belgrade, 11.00 Nairobi/Kyiv, 12.00 Tbilisi, 14.00 Bishkek, 15.00 Bangkok)

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Koha website

Koha in Georgia

Online catalogue at Akhundov House Library

Online catalogue based on OpenBiblio library system was recently installed for beautiful library of "Akhundov House".

Library collection contains about 2000 books, discs, albums and other publications, incuding very rare books of 19-20th centuries.  Library poses also 3 Kindles for readers.

LIterary and cultural meetinsg and events are also very interesting and frequent here.

Value of academic libraries

Value of academic libraries
Re-imaging the connections between libraries and academic departments in the developing world
SAGE report can be dowloaded from here.
Dear Colleague,

Raising awareness of how the library supports teaching and research staff is key to demonstrating librarian value in developing countries, concludes a new SAGE report published today. The findings are the result of a six-month research study with twelve developing country institutions conducted by SAGE exploring perceptions of the value of academic libraries by teaching and research staff.

Our colleague is a member of an Authorization Board for general education isntitutions

By a decree of Georgia's Prime-Minister B.Ivanishvili, a member of Georgian Library Association, "New School" librarian Ms. Maia Maglakelidze is appointed to serve in a State Authorization Board for general education institutions.

Georgian Library Association has a new President and a Board

On June 20 General Meeting of Georgian Library Association elected a new President (Board chair) - Ms. Rusudan Asatiani, head of department at National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. 

10 members of Association were elected to a Board:

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