Eve, J., de Groot, M. and Schmidt, A.M.
Supporting lifelong learning in public libraries across Europe
Library Review, 56 (5).
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Purpose: This paper presents findings from the European project PuLLS (Public Libraries in the Learning Society), funded by the EU’s Socrates programme.
Approach: Describes a piece of action research, outlining the development and implementation of a model for delivering open learning to adult library users.
Findings: Details of the model, and the course developed and offered by partner libraries are described. Results suggest there is a significant role for libraries to play in supporting both ICT skills and wider information literacy learning.
Research implications: Suggests that libraries are beginning to move from a passive access approach to supporting learning to a more active approach in delivering library-generated content themselves.
Practical implications: Sharing of results may be useful for public libraries wishing to develop open learning facilities/develop audiences for lifelong learning.
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