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1 Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries - Project Progress - University of Sarajevo Prof. Faruk Čaklovica Dr Marin Petrović SWG Meeting, March , 2013, Tirana, Albania TEMPUS PROJECT TEMPUS IETEMPUS-JPHES

2 26 Faculties / Academies Highly decentralized university Three cycle study - Bologna system (Bachelor/Master/Doctoral) About 40,000 students (Full-time and Distance Learning) 1,365 academic staff 1,100 non-academic / technical staff Over 160,000 graduates 4,625 Master Degrees 2,515 Doctoral Degrees UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO Basic facts and figures

3 So, what is going on with TEMPUS PROJECT TEMPUS IETEMPUS-JPHES Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries at the University of Sarajevo (UNSA)?

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5 Info day December 1, 2011 – UNSA Ceremonial Hall Invited: stakeholders: deans, vice-deans, librarians, representatives of students’ associations, media Project activities at UNSA

6 Info day Main goals: To inform all stakeholders about the Project objectives and planned activities To raise awareness of information literacy and need for organized education in this field To present the plan to incorporate information literacy module into studies at UNSA Project activities at UNSA

7 Info day Dissemination of information: Prepared project promotion material UNSA newsletter Media at the info day (quite good response) Promotion materials and letters to faculties Promotion material and letters to students’ associations Project activities at UNSA

8 Survey: IL at the UNSA Faculties; January – March, 2012 Central question: Whether and in which subject information literacy is taught or instruction related to information literacy are realised within studying (quoting, ethical use of information, searching the web site, database searching, evaluation of electronic information resources, scientific writing of graduate papers, seminars and similar works, etc). Project activities at UNSA

9 Survey: IL at the UNSA Faculties Responses from 24 faculties and academies (out of 26 UNSA members) Only one faculty had study of information literacy in its curriculum as a separate subject (optional, undergraduate study programme) Remaining: Within the subject: Methodology of scientific reserach (f = 11) Within the subject: Informatics (f = 7) Joined to other subjects of study programmes (f = 5) Project activities at UNSA

10 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Journal articles, conferences 1)Lejla Hajdarpašić, Fuada Muslić and Jasmina Isović: Information Literacy and Faculties / Academies of University of Sarajevo, Bihać, June )Beba Rašidović: Promoting Information literacy and International Organisations, Bihać, June )Beba Rašidović: Information literacy - the right to knowledge and the new librarian activism, 8th International Conference of Slavistic Librarians, Sarajevo, April 15-18, 2012 Project activities at UNSA

11 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Journal articles, conferences 4)Beba Rašidović: Information Literacy and the New Generation of Students, Sarajevo, VI Symposium on Higher Education Reform, Sarajevo, April 14, 2012 (published in Proceedings indexed in C.E.E.O.L. database) 5)Beba Rašidović: Information Literacy and the Safety Culture of Young People, 12th Days of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Children and young people in the focus of Criminology, Sarajevo, Faculty of Criminal Justice Sciences and Security Studies,14th-15th June 2012 (published in Journal of Criminal Justice Issues) 6)Lejla Hajdarpašić, Fuada Muslić: Promotion of Information Literacy, Pregled – Periodical for Social Issues, No , (www.pregled.unsa.ba)www.pregled.unsa.ba Project activities at UNSA

12 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Publications Information Literacy – Guidelines for Innovative Online Module Development  Authors: Senada Dizdar, Lejla Turčilo, Beba Ešrefa Rašidović, Lejla Hajdarpašić  Distributed to all UNSA members  Target audience: UNSA academic staff, librarians and students, others interested  The publication follows structure of (future) IL module Project activities at UNSA

13 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Publications Integration of Information Literacy in Academic Curricula at Universities in Western Balkan Countries  Authors: TEMPUS team  Distributed to all UNSA members  Target audience: UNSA academic staff, librarians and students, others interested Project activities at UNSA

14 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Publications Guidelines for Planing of Information Literacy Programmes  Authors: TEMPUS team  Distributed to all UNSA members  Target audience: UNSA academic staff, librarians and students, others interested Project activities at UNSA

15 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Publications Defining of Harmonized Information Literacy Programme Contents  Authors: TEMPUS team  Distributed to all UNSA members  Target audience: UNSA academic staff, librarians and students, others interested Project activities at UNSA

16 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Day-by-day activities Promotion of the necessity of interdisciplinary and proactive action to current changes in the educational process; Promotion of the information literacy concept as a sine qua non in modern complex information environment; Raising awareness of the importance of the lifelong learning concept and its connection to information literacy; Project activities at UNSA

17 UNSA efforts in improving and promoting IL powered and influneced by TEMPUS Day-by-day activities Promotion of the importance and the role of professionals in the implementation of information literacy programs; Raising awareness of the necessary inclusion of information literacy subject in the curricula of higher education institutions at the University of Sarajevo; etc. Project activities at UNSA

18 UNSA stays devoted to the idea of the TEMPUS and considers that as significant step forward in improvig IL and whole education process Thank you!


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