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BLIA

BLIA

The Bulgarian Library and Information Association (BLIA) is a non-governmental organization of specialists in the library and information sector.

CCEL

CCEL

BLIA manages the Center for Continuing Education for Librarians in cooperation with the Library & Information School at Sofia University.

Structure

Structure

BLIA has 16 regional divisions in the country and 5 specialized sections.

Members

Members

In 2010, the Bulgarian Library and Information Association has 1093 individual and 82 institutional members.

Name

Name

Since 2008, the Association is named Bulgarian Library and Infromation Association (BLIA).

History

History

The professional organization was founded in 1990 by the name of Union of Librarians and Information Services Officers.

Exchange in Greece under Leonardo Da Vinci Mobility Program (Lifelong Learning) PDF Print

bbia logoTen colleagues, lecturers in the Program for acquiring degree III for professional qualification in librarianship took part in one week exchange in the Central Library of Veria, Northern Greece.
BLIA’s project “Innovations and modern practices in contemporary library: Exchange in the Central Library of Veria, Greece” was approved for funding by the Centre for human resource development under the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program (sub-program Leonardo Da Vinci: Mobility of professionals in vocational education and training).
BLIA aims at enhancing competency of lecturers and the quality of teaching in the training organized by the Centre for vocational education of Innovative Community Centres Association. Our professionals had the opportunity to visit the Library of Veria and see in practice their vision and practices for creating one of the most innovative libraries in Europe. They will ideas, best practices and models in the teaching process of the Program for acquiring degree III for professional qualification in librarianship.
The visit took place from 14 to 20 October 2012.
The five-day working program consisted of various activities: visits to different departments of the library and discussions of management issues with the staff, listening to guest lecturers on professional qualification of Greek librarians, digitization of written heritage, the role of library leader. The hosts also included tours to children’s libraries in Thessaloniki, renovated by “Future Library” program.
The participants summarized the knowledge obtained at a workshop on December 7, 2012. More details of the workshop: http://www.lib.bg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=770&Itemid=93

 
“The Magic Room” – setting up library corners for stimulation of early childhood development – 1 to 6 years PDF Print
bbia logoProject supported by Raiffeisen Bank fundraising campaign “Choose to help” – 2012
 
With the support of Goethe Institute in 2012 a group of Bulgarian librarians and kindergarten educators were introduced to major national programs in Germany and interesting methods promoting reading to children at a very early age.
Our libraries need colorful, fascinating and brightly illustrated books for toddlers in order to give the best for their early development. The budgets libraries have do not allow them to allocate funds for sufficient amount of quality books for preschool age. Not every Bulgarian family can afford to keep a home library. This pilot project “The Magic Room” provided each of the 10 libraries in Asenovgrad, Botevgrad, Gotse Delchev, Dimitrovgrad, Kazanlak, Lom, Nova Zagora, Samokov, Svishtov and Sevlievo with 140 books and educational games, for children aged 1 to 6. The libraries’ staff  gives wide publicity of the donation among parents and kindergartens (book displays, local media); provides the books for checking out; organizes a series of readings for toddlers in the library, together with games, drama and painting.
 
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