BARCELONA - Amsterdam 2017

XLIBRIS PROJECT Training Workshops for Library Professionals

We organize a series of workshops specifically designed for library professionals (both practitioners and academics) within the Erasmus+ KA1Staff Mobility Program. Workshops last for five days (plus two days for travel, all together seven days). One of the main goals of these workshops is to cover subjects which are normally not covered in LIS curricula and provide participants a chance to gain first hand experience.

In the following video, you can see the methodologies we use in our workshops.

5 days training + 5 visits to selected Libraries in Barcelona

We offer a five-day training program with a workshop each day on the following topics:

1. User-Centered Service Design: In this workshop, participants will learn how to design user-centered library services by the use of Lego® Serious Play®, Visual thinking, Business Model You®, and Empathy Maps.

2. Gamification in Service Design:
In this workshop, participants will learn about gamification concept and how to apply it in service design. They will prototype library services or activities by the use of gamification concept

3. Branding for Libraries:
In this workshop, participants will learn about branding concept (one step further than marketing) and how to develop branding strategies for libraries and cultural institutions. They will also prototype branding services and campaigns for cultural institutions.


• to explore new and trendy subjects which could be useful in your professional activities
• to participate in practical workshops and prototype
• to be trained by a multidisciplinary team of experts
• to have fun while you are learning
• to have a unique experience of working with innovative methodologies
• to learn how to use innovative methodologies in your work place
• to meet with fellow library professionals from around Europe
• to have opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange

In the following video, you can see how workshops are structured
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Workshops in Barcelona /Amsterdam

Hosting organization in Spain is:
ISES- PIC 949394776

Hosting organisation in Holland is:

Training workshops will be organised in different libraries of Barcelona so you can experience at first hands how they work.

October 16-20 - 2017
November 6-10 - 2017
November 20-24


Price for a five-day workshop, including training and materials, is € 350

Erasmus+ provides funding for staff training under the KA1 staff mobility program. Individuals working at adult educational centers, schools, Higher Education Institutes or any organizations that applied and received the ERASMUS+ KA1 staff mobility funding are eligible to participate. Library professionals (both practitioners and academics) are included. Participants’ organizations are in charge of applying for the mobility grant. Applications are made to the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organization is established.

All you need is to make sure that your organization is made the application before the deadline (February 2nd, 2017) and you are included in the total number required for staff mobility. We can help you and guide you through the application procedure. Don't hesitate to contact us.

These KA1 Traning Workshops are a result of a KA2 project. More information can be provided from the project website (XLIBRIS -


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