The project is aimed at developing the model of interdisciplinary information services and analysing the remuneration practices of librarians working in public libraries.
There are more than 500 public libraries in Estonia. As community information centres, public libraries provide residents with access to information, knowledge and culture. In addition to their current main role—lending books and other publications, other information services are also becoming increasingly important, such as training, counselling, mentoring, answering inquiries, and making digital information resources available.
Providing information is an important part of education, labour market and health services, and through the public libraries, the necessary information could be delivered to the target group more efficiently.
Within the framework of the project, we will develop a modern model of interdisciplinary information services for public libraries that meet the needs of users, and compile a roadmap for its implementation.
To this end, we analyse the current organization of public library information services and the needs of target groups, map development opportunities and good examples of international practice. In addition, we look at the remuneration practices of public library staff. As a result of the analysis, local governments will have a clear overview of the salary position and remuneration principles of librarians.