Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
LIT provides three cycle system education, training and research, playing a pivotal role in the economic and sociocultural development of the region with a distinctive educational philosophy of active learning throughout its programs, in all disciplines and at all levels ensuring that it stays firmly in touch with the needs of industry and the community in the regions it serves. LIT has an international reputation for developing and implementing innovative Library projects, products and services through its Library and Information Resources Centre and has led Tempus projects in the Library and Information Science field dealing with Staff Development, Information literacy and general Library Reform. In 2014 LIT were recognized by the European Projects Association for Distinguished effort in the Development of the European Union through European Projects, improving library services and for efforts in building a better society for the EU TEMPUS project Developing Information Literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries. LIT are also partners in the Tempus project 530345 Access to Society for People with Individual Requirements (ASPIRE) which aims to foster the rights of individuals with special needs in Armenia and Georgia to access education and they led the design and development of the “Use the Library” module for the ASPIRE Curriculum. LIT have also led important national library and information literacy projects such as the Library Network Support Services (LNSS) project from 2008-2011 which dealt with the Implementation of vital library and information literacy initiatives across multiple universities in Ireland.