DIREKT Project Increases Information Literacy among Students
The Scientific Library of Petrozavodsk State University hosts the exhibition “Information Culture of Student”.
The exhibition is organized within the DIREKT project aimed at the development of information literacy for continuous education and knowledge economy.
“For three years our university has been a participant of this project. It is implemented on the premises of scientific libraries of universities. They have extensive experience in accumulation, preservation, and transfer of knowledge. The practices involve new technologies and translate into the concept of continuous education. International students and students of the Preparatory Faculty should know how to work with information as they are in a different country, sometimes in a different academic culture, so they have to adapt quickly and learn where to receive accurate information, how to evaluate and use it,” said Marina Gvozdeva, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs of PetrSU.
The exhibition features publications that can help to independently find sources, use catalogs and card indices, including electronic, write lists of reference, etc.
The DIREKT project is implemented in the framework of the ERASMUS+ program realized with the financial support of the European Union.
One of the features of the project is that it unites educational institutions of the West and th eEast: Petrozavodsk State University, National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (coordinator in Russia), Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Far Eastern Federal University, Kostanay State University, Kazakh Argo Technical University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Beijing University of Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Technical University of Dresden, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Slovakia), as well as non-governmental organizations competent in the field of information literacy.
Throughout the week in the framework of the National Awareness Day, all participants of the project hold events dedicated to information literacy: open classes, debates, library tours, exhibitions, workshops, and presentations.