The National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” organized the workshop “Media and Information Literacy – the Right to Information, Fair Use and Open Access” within the project UNESCO Participation 2016-2017 “MIL – a Strategy and Practice for Reputation”.
The workshop was held on November 16 in the Reading Room of the Public Library “Njegoš” for school librarians and teachers. From the presentations of the lecturers Lidija Lješković and the teacher Sanja Koljenšić Malešević from the elementary school “Ratko Žarić”, attendants had a chance to get introduced to the concept of open access to information, its role in contemporary librarianship and the importance of open access to the development of science and society.
Librarian of the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” Ivana Klać spoke about the role and importance of media literacy in schools and about the presentation of women in the media. Within the project, a study visit to the University of Zadar was organized, to the library of the elementary school “Petar Preradović”, to the Zadar City Library, and Vesna Kovačević, a librarian of the NLM, shared positive experiences to the participants.
Literature on media and information literacy was given to participants and their school libraries to help their libraries become places of gatherings at their schools. The library of the elementary school “Ratko Žarić” has received an electronic book reader as a gift.
A workshop on the same topic was held on November 19 in the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” in Cetinje for young librarians of the National Library and the City Library “Njegoš. Lectures were held by NLM librarians: Dragana Marković, Ivana Klać and Vesna Kovačević.