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.

IFLA President Ingrid Parent today launched the IFLA Library

Dear colleagues,

 IFLA President Ingrid Parent today launched the IFLA Library (, a repository for IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) papers and, in future, other IFLA publications:

 "This improved accessibility to IFLA’s publishing, through the IFLA Library, will bring real benefits to participants at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, to IFLA members, and to library and information professionals worldwide. I congratulate all those who worked hard to implement this project and I look forward to the further enhancements to come over the next year.”

 Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, Chair of the Governing Board’s Repository Working Group welcomed the launch:

 "The project Working Group members are all delighted to see this become a reality. The IFLA Library allows IFLA to share, manage, and archive its documents, and I look forward to seeing it grow and develop.”


The IFLA Library is part of IFLA’s Digital Content Programme Key Initiative, and is designed to provide a repository to collect together IFLA’s own publications for ease of location, search, display and preservation. IFLA selected EPrints Services to build and host the repository. 

Over 160 papers are already available, and more will be added before the IFLA WLIC 2013 in Singapore, which takes place from 18 – 22 August 2013.

In line with IFLA’s Open Access and Copyright Policy, authors of papers accepted for the Congress have assigned a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY 3.0) to their work. This licence enables IFLA to make copies of the papers available in its repository and permits the widest possible dissemination and use of the papers.

Following the 2013 Congress, presentation slides will also be made available where permission is granted by the speaker.

All content will be discoverable via Google and Google Scholar and development of the IFLA Library platform will continue to enhance the search, browse and help facilities for users.

The IFLA Library is available from the IFLA home page and is also linked from the WLIC programme from where Congress participants can search, read, browse, and download papers.

For further information please contact Joanne Yeomans.


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.

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