The organization of training for librarians is a task set by the National Library of Estonia Act and the Library has a decades-long practice of performing this task.
The National Library organises continuous professional development and since 2006 also vocational training for librarians. Vocational training is in the first place intended for those librarians who do not have library and information science education.
Continuous professional development is provided on the following topics vital for library performance: the essence of information literacy, information search and retrieval, social networking, the preparation for and delivery of user training, etc. Very popular are literary programmes, in particular those on Estonian literature.
The target groups of trainees include librarians from research, specialized, public and school libraries.
More information: Margit Jõgi, tel 630 7123; e-mail Margit.Jogi@nlib.ee