On August 13-19, a pilot project “Conversations about Emigration” carried out by the National Library of Lithuania last year was presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference held in Columbus, Ohio. According to representative of the National Library of Lithuania Alma-Stanaitytė Masevičienė, who has presented the project during the poster sessions, “Conversations about Emigration” attracted a lot of attention from the participants of the conference.
After the success of the pilot project “Conversations about Emigration”, the second Project “Conversations about Emigration 2” is moving from the town of Ukmergė to Utena County of Lithuania. The project will be carried out in 5 local high schools at the same time in collaboration with local public libraries, Antanas Smetona Gymnasium in Ukmergė (the school, where the pilot project took place), “Global Lithuanian Leaders”, Vytautas Magnus University Lithuanian Emigration Institute, and LRT Lituanica, a Lithuanian public TV channel, which programs are tailored for Lithuanian audience abroad. The first project showed that students were more efficient at learning when completing interactive and creative tasks and working on their own. Therefore the second project “Conversations about Emigration 2” will be oriented towards individual and group activities, which require the most creativity.
Fragment of from the “Conversations about Emigration” poster
Alma Stanaitytė-Masevičienė at the IFLA conference