Purpose: This paper presents findings from the European project PuLLS (Public Libraries in the Learning Society), funded by the EU’s Socrates programme. Approach: Describes a piece of action research, outlining the development and implementation of a model for delivering open learning to adult library users. Findings: Details of the model, and the course developed and offered by partner libraries are described. Results suggest there is a significant role for libraries to play in supporting both ICT skills and wider information literacy learning. Research implications: Suggests that libraries are beginning to move from a passive access approach to supporting learning to a more active approach in delivering library-generated content themselves. Practical implications: Sharing of results may be useful for public libraries wishing to develop open learning facilities/develop audiences for lifelong learning.
- Communication technologies
- Information literacy
- Lifelong learning
- Public libraries
- ICT and information literacy skills