Competence Development Centre

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The Competence Development Centre has been a structural unit of the National Library of Latvia since 2008. The Centre provides professional development opportunities for librarians and carries out tutoring and advisory centre functions in library education.

In 2016, the National Library of Latvia became an accredited educational institution with the right to implement formal education programmes and to provide an assessment of non-formal learning outcomes as a basis for allocation level to the qualification of the EQF level 4 (in Latvia - QF level 3).

Mission: to provide Latvia with both professional librarians and brilliant teachers
Vision: a high-quality, innovative learning process, and a broad range of options
Values: people and their contemporary needs (desires), quality, development, confidence

Strategic directions

1. Improving Competencies

Professional competencies:

  • Library Organization, Management and Administration
  • Information and Knowledge Service Management
  • ICT and Digital Literacy
  • Organization of Data, Information, and Knowledge Assets

Key and Context competencies:

  • Team Management
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Theoretical perspectives in Adult Education

Personal competences:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Art of Positive Thinking

2. Cooperation with regional libraries

  • Consultation/ tutoring
  • Courses – Educational programmes

3. International cooperation

  • Work-based learning
  • Exchange of experience
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Adult Education
  • Improvement of Professional education

Library and Information Science qualifications in Latvia (PDF)

Further information about Latvia's education system can be found at:

The groups of librarians are set up on the basis of the level of their knowledge. The trainings are held at Mūkusalas iela 3, Level 8, Room 806.


For more information:
Phone: +371 67806129, +371 26183380