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Launch of the First Pilot ICT Training for People with Special Needs

On 5 November 2012 (Monday), the first pilot ICT training for people with special needs organized under the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program was launched: two training courses for people with sight impairments at the training units in Plovdiv and Targovishte and one training course for

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International Young Librarians Academy

In the period April – July, the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program held a competition to select participants in the International Young Librarians Academy. A total of nine applications were submitted by the application deadline.

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Software Support Services for ICT Equipment at 960 Public Libraries

The Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program finalized the installation of all computers in 960 target libraries across the country in January 2012.

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Letter from the Chairman of the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program Board to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

The chairman of the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program Board, Deputy Minister of Culture Arch. Georgi Stoev, sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, thanking him for the support to the program during his meeting with Mr.

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Visit by Ms. Siri Oswald, Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ms. Siri Oswald, Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited Bulgaria on 23 – 25 April 2012. During her visit, Ms. Oswald met the program team and key partners to discuss the ongoing work on the program and its future development.

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Installation of Computer Monitoring Software under the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program

In relation to program reporting to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the need of up-to-date information about the usability of computers at target libraries, a bid process was conducted for development, testing, installation and support of workstation monitoring software.

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Representatives of the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program and Target Libraries Took Part in the Informed and Healthy National Conference of the Ministry of Health

On 22 – 23 March 2012, a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Health took place at Rodina Hotel in Sofia. The conference was attended by representatives of the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program Management Unit (PMU) and 20 target libraries from across the country.
 
The conference presented the results of the Informed and Healthy information campaigns conducted by the Ministry of Health and outlined future activities and their implementation timeline.

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Launch of the First Trainings for Librarians in 2012 (April – July Training Period)

Training aids in the five thematic areas

19 and 20 March 2012 will see the launch of the trainings for librarians from the spring-summer training period under Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program.
 

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Installation of Computers and Peripherals in Stage 2011 Target Libraries Finalized

On 31 January 2012, the installation of computers and peripherals in Stage 2011 target libraries was finalized. A total of 960 public libraries across the country have ICT equipment for citizens provided under Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria.  
 
155 target libraries were included in the third phase of ICT equipment delivery and installation under the program: another 530 desktop computers, 530 monitors, 1 laptop, 155 multifunctional devices, 149 multimedia projectors and 310 network equipment units are ready to be used.
 

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Program for Training of Librarians 2012 – 2013

On 1 February 2012 the Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Program Board approved a Program for Training of Librarians 2012 – 2013. The document is an update of the approved and implemented in 2011 Program 2011-2013.

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