Workshop “Media and Information Literacy – The Right to Information, Fair Use and Open Access”, within the project of the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” UNESCO Participation 2016-2017 “MIL – a Strategy and Practice for Reputation” took place in the Reading Room of the Public Library “Radosav Ljumović” in Podgorica.
The workshop was attended by fifteen trainees, mostly school librarians. Slobodanka Kandić, a librarian from the high school “Ivan Uskoković”, introduced the participants with 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 from NLM “Đurđe Crnojević” Ivana Klać spoke about the role and importance of media literacy in schools and on the presentation of women in the media. Vesna Kovačević, a librarian from NLM, shared her impressions from the trip to Zadar in October 2017, during which they visited the University of Zadar, the library of the “Petar Preradović” Elementary School and the Zadar Public Library, whose examples of good practice will be of benefit to those involved in the future work.
The workshop participants received valuable literature on information and media literacy that will be useful to them in designing new programs for users. The library of the high school “Ivan Uskoković” received a gift – an e-book reader as an impetus to actively continue its activities in order to improve the information literacy of its users.