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Ongoing & Sustainable Learning Center: Relearning Space @Library

 

Introduction

One of the challenges that the government and business sector are facing now is the quality of life development particularly the skills uplift issue in order to catch up with the economic change. However, what kind of skills do we need to look for in order to cope with the rapid change of the economy and the fast and continual advancement of techonology in various forms?

 

Now, several organizations are impacted by the digital technology and coping with the labour change, development of new knowledge and skills, and up-to-date skill promotion and learning. It is therefore necessary to enable for the operation and career promotion, and the ongoing learning inevitably plays an important role. In order to be able to adjust to the global change, career promotion and digital innovation through public library, the readiness preparation is the main target to elavate knowledge and skills promotion for interesting careers. Thus, the learning for reskill and upskill opportunity expansion is the key answer for the Ongoing and Sustainable Learning Center. The library can be arranged into career learning space so as to respond to the community need and the rapid change of the innovation so that it can enable the second career for quality of life development and income generating for the individuals, community and society in the long run.

         

Thai Library Association (TLA) is hereby proposing the Ongoing & Sustainable Learning Center: ReLearning Space @Library Project to the Stock Exchange of Thailand Foundation in order to support the library utilization of the community and locality to create the Re-Learn space which enables the Re-Skill to manage with the change and advancement into the society and economy of the digital era.

 

Currently, there are more than 627 public libraries in the country disrupted in several ways, for instance, the smaller amount of users and the defensive pattern of service. There is wide range of people who are the major target group of the library and they are disrupted differently in different age range. From field visit in provnices, the low income earners are confronting with risk of low agricultural product price or unemployment. As a result, they are definitely in need of the knowledge development for second career.

 

TLA has considered to propose the Project to the Stock Exchange of Thailand Foundation to consider and agree on the essence of the project and the corresponding with the operation of the Foundation in making possible the impact and high potential to develop for future flagship.

 

Objective

  1. To develop the quality of life of youth, students, workers and retirees for ongoing and sustainable learning.
  2. To promote the new role of public library in developing quality skills and innovation learning to cope with the change and advancement into the society and economy of the digital era.
  3. To encourage the reinvent learning in the community in the Unlimited Space style which the Re-Learning Space @Library represents as the symbolic access and springboard of learning center to distribute the knowledge and ongoing and sustainable learning to community people regardless of access, location and time.  

 

Expected Results from Each Model Center:

Outputs Outcomes
  • 300 pieces of several media types on careers in the knowledge bank (Central Node)
  • 30 career trainers (Central Node)
  • 700 participants in the training (Central Node + Community Nodes)
  • 2 events of career market (Central Node)
  • 4 activities of test field and actual field of “second career” (Community Nodes)
  • Number of community people with new career
  • Amount of income increased /person/month from new career
  • The increased economic value of the community
  • The increased happiness of people with new career and community consumers
  • The economic and social security

The Project Beneficiary

  1. Youth
  2. Students
  3. General public
  4. Retirees/Senior People

Cooperation Network

  1. The Office of Non-Formal and Informal Education
  2. Rajabhat University
  3. Provincial/District/Sub-District Administration Organization
  4. Seniors School/Seniors Club
  5. Resource Persons/Volunteer Librarians

 

Project Network Organization

  1. NFE Network comprises “Chalerm Rajakumari Public Library”, provincial/district/NFE/sub-district/village public library, occupational training center for people near border and community book house.
  2. Educational Network comprises Tha-It Municipal School, Seniors School, Rajabhat University, Welfare Division, Office of Muang Municipal, Sub-District/Municipality Administration Organization, sub-district/village head club, sub-district women’s club and temples.
  3. Occupation Network comprises OTOP group, District Agricultural Office and Community Development Office.

 

Knowledge Corner at the Learning Center comprises:

  1. Personal-Development Pathway
    • Self-Development
    • Skills to increase efficiency
    • Biography/Role Model
    • Biography of Important Persons
  2. Technology and Innovation Pathway

2.1 Social media learning: Facebook, Instagram, LINE, YouTube, etc.

2.2 Learning innovation, innovation and media learning in up-to-date formats

2.3 Close to home information technology, information technology essential for era 4.0

  1. Career Pathway

3.1  Food Section: cooking methods, food preservation, package

3.2  Wellness & Beauty Section: beautifying, hair cutting, make-up, Thai massage

3.3  Agriculture Section: growing vegetables, hydroponics, etc.

3.4 Astrology Section: fortune telling using for instance gypsy cards and life graph as a tool

3.5  Art Section: music, drawing and performance

  1. Volunteer Librarian Pathway

         4.1 Super reader: creating readers and awareness raising on literacy        and reading

          4.2 Volunteer librarian: basic knowledge of library science, advisory        and suggestion for knowledge access

 

  1. SME Business Pathway

    5.1 Start Up

    5.2 Finance: personal and family financial planning

    5.3 Savings: savings methods, personal savings planning

    5.4 Investment: investment channels

  1. Wellness and Beauty Pathway

    6.1 Art and Beauty

    6.2 Health care: eating, exercise, yoga, etc.

  1. Literature Pathway

    7.1 Art created language, literature

    7.2 Novel, short story

 

Expected Results from Each Model Center:

Outputs Outcomes
  • 300 pieces of several media types on careers in the knowledge bank (Central Node)
  • 30 career trainers (Central Node)
  • 700 participants in the training (Central Node + Community Nodes)
  • 2 events of career market (Central Node)
  • 4 activities of test field and actual field of “second career” (Community Nodes)
  • Number of community people with new career
  • Amount of income increased /person/month from new career
  • The increased economic value of the community
  • The increased happiness of people with new career and community consumers
  • The economic and social security

Methodology of the Learning Center

  1. Arranging corner of “Ongoing & Sustainable Learning Center”
  2. Developing knowledge corner comprising relevant books and media namely:

Technology and Innovation Pathway comprising:

  • Social Media
  • Learning Innovation
  • Close to Home Information Technology

Career Pathway comprising:

  • Food and Drinks
  • Wellness and Beauty
  • Agriculture
  • Astrology
  • Art and Music

Professional Librarian Pathway comprising:

  • Creating Super Reader
  • Creating Volunteer Librarian
  • SME Pathway
  • Start-up Business
  • Finance and Financial Planning
  • Savings and Management
  • Investment Pattern

Wellness and Beauty Pathway comprising:

  • Art and Beauty
  • Health Care, Walking, Exercise, Yoga, etc.

Literature Pathway comprising:

  • Literature and Art Created Language
  • Novel, Short Story, Translated Novel

Personal-Development Pathway comprising:

  • Self-Development
  • Skill Development and Efficiency Increment
  • Biography, Role Model
  • Biography of Important Persons
  1. Coordinating for Learning Center Lab Design and Arrangement
    • Workshop & Gallery @ Uttaradit
    • Library Coffee @ Surat Thani
  2. Curriculum Training at Learning Center
  • Book and Diary Repair and Maintenance
  • Making Dish and Plate from Natural Materials
  • Food Preservation and Processing such as marmalade, pickled fruits, vegetables, fermented mushroom, pickled fish and sausage
  • Dress making such as face mask, bag, back bag, key chain
  • Batik painting
  • Plastic thread weaving
  • Drinks: smoothie, tea, coffee and herb
  • Snack and Sweets: bakery, crispy bean, etc.
  • Amulets and astrology
  • Hair cutting
  • Online training on digital skill development

 

Project Risk Management in the Long Run

  1. Lack of continued supporting budget.
  2. Lack of functioning personnel, project coordination and proactive follow-up.
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