Developing Trans-regional Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy / DIREKT
The aim of the project is to develop a joint program, as well as implement separate online modules on information literacy with partner universities.
The project is designed to enhance information literacy, build up an ability to work with library resources not only among students, but also the general public (lifelong learning).
Within the framework of the project it is planned to study the experience of foreign colleagues and apply it to create a program that will promote the development of information literacy skills for successful integration into the international scientific community, fill in knowledge gaps about the rules of writing and standards for presenting research results, including the citation rules and copyright standards.
Limerick Institute of Technology
Technische Universitat Dresden
Constantine the Philosopher University
Ogarev Mordovia State University
Far Eastern Federal University
Petrozavodsk State University
Non-for-profit Partnership National Electronic-Information Consortium
A.Baitursynov Kostanay State University
Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Beijing Institute of Technology
Northwestern Polytechnical University
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
The Specialized English Language Course for the IKBFU’s library staff was launched in September 2017. Learners are supposed to acquire В1 level of English by the end of the training, which will help improve the quality of work with foreign students of the IKBFU.The course is being conducted under the “DIREKT” project (Developing Trans-regional information literacy for lifelong learning and the knowledge economy) within the framework of Erasmus + program (CapacityBuilding). The project is aimed at enhancing information literacy of the general public.
The philosophy of “lifelong learning” underlies the project.Under the project, it is planned to work out a program that will promote the development of information literacy skills for successful integration into the international scientific community, fill knowledge gaps about the rules of writing and standards for presenting scientific research results, including citation rules and copyright norms.
International students got acquainted with the university library
On October 6, 2017, within the framework of the DIREKT project (Development of Trans-regional Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning and the Knowledge Economy), the Erasmus + (Capacity Building) program, foreign students of the Medical Institute got acquainted with the library of IKBFU. The director of the publishing and library center Vadim Yurievich Kurpakov as well as the library staff, who are studying English for special purposes within the framework of the DIREKT project, spoke to the students. The students were told how to use the scientific and educational catalogues and books in the medical library, were acquainted with the rules for using the electronic media and, in general, with the facilities provided by the university library.
More than 50 foreign students visited the event. IKBFU believes that this meeting will be the first step towards increasing information literacy among foreign students and attracting them to active use of the university's library.
Vadim Kurpakov, Director of the Library and Publishing Center:
"One of the main activities of the IKBFU Scientific Library is now building an information environment accessible to international students. Their number is growing year by year, now we hear in the reading rooms not only international English, but also still exotic for our university, Portuguese and Arabic. The Division for International Programs of the Department of Educational Programs and Educational Policy is greatly assisting us during this academic year, that allows us to set more ambitious goals, including language training for librarians".
Natalia Milyavskaya, Head of International Programs Division:
"We have organized study visits to the library specifically for international students this year. In recent years, the number of international students in IKBFU has grown significantly and we are trying to help them to get settled in the new university and in a new culture as quickly as possible. Of course, it is important for us that international students join the educational process as quickly as possible and, in this respect, the ability to work with library resources is invaluable. Thanks to the DIREKT project, in which IKBFU takes part in, we were able to organize courses to improve the language skills for the library staff. And we are glad that Vadim Yurievich enthusiastically supported this undertaking. We hope that now we will often see our foreign students in the walls of the library.The DIREKT project is continuing and there are many events ahead and it is very gratifying to see that the first steps were successful".