Prosjekt Bibarena kom gjennom nåløyet og skal presentere prosjektet på konferansen The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as facilitators of Learning. Konferansen er en såkalt pre-konferanse tilhørende det årlige IFLA -møtet. IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) skal i år foregå i Finland, og Bibarena skal presentere seg selv i Tampere omkring 20 mil nord for Helsinki.
For å få bidra på IFLA må det sendes inn et ‘proposal’. Vår proposal lød slik:
Bibarena – The public library as a learning arena: on the use of customized taxonomies to become true facilitators of learning.
Buskerud County Library’s Bibarena-project are using taxonomies to help public libraries become better learning arenas in their local communities. Through four taxonomies of seven levels each, the libraries will be able to measure their abilities in a much more accurate way.
By improving the four categories Knowledge, Physical fascilities, Cooperation with other learning fascilitators and Collection the libraries will take a greater place in both it’s own organization and in people’s lives. The taxonomies give us quantified statistics that makes it clearer to us in what category and in which way each library can improve. Through dialogue with the libraries involved, the goal of the project is to maximize their potential as learning facilitators.
Five public Libraries, including the joint library of Drammen are part of the project. By surveying the project librarians as well as the target groups, we want the taxonomies to be as tangible as possible. This is an important issue, as we want the Bibarena-tools to be useful for other libraries as well.
Through cooperation with our regional learning-centres, Buskerud University College and our focus groups we seek to strengthen the role of the public library for students in our region.
Vår proposal ble godkjent i Desember 2011 og vi ble bedt om å sende inn en skisse på foredraget vårt innen utgangen av mars, og denne ser slik ut:
Det er prosjektleder Petter von Krogh og Birgithe Schumann-Olsen fra Drammen bibliotek som skal presentere prosjektet i Tampere i August.