The National Library of Montenegro as the parent library in Montenegro, take care of the training of personnel for carrying out library activities and provides professional assistance to librarians of all Montenegrin libraries.
The National Library organizes seminars and workshops in all domains of librarianship, information science and digitization for librarians in Montenegro.
At the National Library, after the completion of training for work in the COBISS system, library technicians and librarians can acquire a license to work in the program segment COBISS, that is, permission to create records in the shared bibliographic database COBIB.CG.
On the basis of the Law on Library Practice from 2010 and by-laws from 2012 (Rulebook on the Type and Level of Education, Program and Method of Taking the Professional Examination and Professional Titles in order to perform the conservation, museum, library and archive activities), a professional exam for acquiring the Librarian title is no longer organized by the National Library but by the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro. Experts from the National Library participate in the process of organizing the Librarian Exam for acquiring the titles of Librarian, Senior Library Technician and Library Technician.
Cooperative Cataloguing License
In accordance with the Rulebook on Detailed Conditions and Method of Issuing Cooperative Cataloguing License, the National Library of Montenegro “Đurđe Crnojević” formed the license issuing Commission composed of:
- mr Vjenceslava Ševaljević, library consultant;
- mr Đurđa Martinović, library consultant;
- mr Natalija Bokan, senior librarian
The task for the Commission is to consider the fulfillment of the conditions of the applicant for the license and to propose the license issuing to the National Library in accordance with Article 10 of the Rulebook on Detailed Conditions and Method of Issuing Cooperative Cataloguing License.
The applicant is required to take the exam and make 30 records of monographs in the test base, provided that there are no records for them either in local, shared or seminar base, or in any other database in the COBISS system.
The payments for Commission members are regulated with the NLM price list. The costs are borne by the employer library of the applicant or by the applicant himself.
LAW ON LIBRARY PRACTICE
RULEBOOK ON DETAILED CONDITIONS AND METHOD OF PERFORMING PARENT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
RULEBOOK ON DETAILED CONDITIONS FOR PERFORMING LIBRARY ACTIVITIES
RULEBOOK ON THE CONTENT AND METHOD OF KEEPING THE LIBRARIES REGISTRIES
RULEBOOK ON PREVENTING MEASURES FOR PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
RULEBOOK ON THE NATIONAL STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PROCESSING OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
RULEBOOK ON THE NATIONAL DIGITIZATION STANDARDS FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS
RULEBOOK ON PROCEDURES, DEADLINES AND METHOD OF AUDITING THE LIBRARY FUNDS
RULEBOOK ON DETAILED CONDITIONS AND METHOD OF ISSUING COOPERATIVE CATALOGUING LICENSE
RULEBOOK ON THE TYPE AND LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION, PROGRAM AND METHOD OF TAKING THE PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION AND PROFESSIONAL TITLES
RULEBOOK ON TYPE, CONTENT AND METHOD OF KEEPING RECORDS OF LIBRARY MATERIALS AND LIBRARY DOCUMENTATION