Civic Education in Ukraine


30 September 2019

“Library is an Open Public Space” – a new course on VUM online

On September 30, there is the All-Ukrainian Day of Libraries. Libraries are one of the tools of our civilization, which has proven its effectiveness in the processes of accumulating and transferring human knowledge.

Congratulations to all librarians on their professional holiday. We wish them strength, inspiration and success!

On September 30, 2019, a free online course “Library is an Open Public Space” is starting on the platform of civic education VUM online. If you are looking for ideas and ways to develop your library, this course is for you. There are valuable tips and innovations that can be implemented in life even with limited resources.

These are the examples that will help convince local governments that a wealthy community starts with the library. This is the vision that reliable partners will share with you.

The course is aimed at employees of small libraries (urban, district, rural), who sincerely seek the ways to make their library modern and open to different categories of users.

Teachers and lectors:

  • Oksana Bruy, Candidate of Science in Social Communications, President of the Ukrainian Library Association, Director of the Library of the Igor Sikorsky KPI Library.
  • Iryna Shevchenko, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Library Association, Director of the Center for Continuous Cultural and Art Education of the National Academy of Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts.
  • Yaroslava Soshynska, Candidate of Sciences (History), Executive Director of the Ukrainian Library Association, Associate Professor of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
  • Oksana Boyarynova, PR-manager of the Ukrainian Library Association.

The online course was developed by the Ukrainian Library Association, with the support of the United Nations Peacebuilding and Reconstruction Program.

The UN Peacebuilding and Peacebuilding Program is being implemented by four UN agencies: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the UN Structure on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The program is supported by eleven international partners: The European Union, the European Investment Bank, as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, and Japan.

The course is in Ukrainian. It  is free of charge and opened to everyone!