University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN19 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 4844-4848
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1205
Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain
Modern reality, imposed by the dynamic changes in the information and educational sphere, inevitably puts its footprint on the activity of all public institutions, including the university library. The new information environment requires constant transformations in the role and place of the library in university educational space in order to be able to respond adequately to the changing needs of the readers. Being a part of the academic environment, university libraries are building up their modern library policies under the impact of ICT achievements. The new existence of university libraries and their role as information brokers is mainly based on the changes in university priorities, related to the training of specialists ready to face the challenges of digital future.

This report presents and analyses major innovations in the library information environment such as: creating web-based educational resources; the use of modern e-learning content adequate to the world level of science and pedagogy; the inclusion of Open Educational Resources; providing digital and mobile access to library collections. The peculiarities and characteristics of modern educational environment are considered, as well as the changes in the university libraries provoked by this environment. Special attention is paid to the crucial importance of information literacy in present-day educational and information space.

In conclusion, the summary of this research aims at highlighting the importance of incorporating the new educational and information technologies and approaches into the information environment of the university library, ensuring flexibility and adaptability in providing library and information services. The informatization of both education and library institutions ensure the provision of training, highly valued and in great demand in modern society and tailored to the specific needs, interests and abilities of the user.
University library, electronic learning resources, information technologies, Open Educational Resources, information literacy, digital libraries.