On 21 February, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania hosted a meeting of the members of the group monitoring the implementation of the Libraries for Innovation 2 Project, where the most significant results, financial indicators and the final report of the project completed on 31 December 2016 were presented.
Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the National Library, welcomed the results of the project, highlighting its importance to libraries and communities in Lithuania.
Summing up the impact of the Libraries for Innovation 2 Project, Eugenijus Stratilatovas, Manager of the Project, underlined its key results. First, through the implementation of their projects focused on solving the problems relevant to local communities, public libraries managed to raise more funds than planned at the beginning of the project. The project enabled the libraries to establish long-term partnerships with local authorities, non-governmental organisations and businesses. This will help ensure continuity and sustainability of the newly developed or improved library services. It is also important that libraries involved the branches from peripheral regions in their project activities.
The Libraries for Innovation 2 Project Impact Assessment Report is available here ›