Political, social and humanitarian reform in society is a complex and multidimensional process. No doubt all these institutional reforms the lifestyle of a country should begin with revision and rethinking of the content and forms of basic and special education in the country. It is quality and pragmatic education can and should act as a catalyst for socio-economic progress, which we really need and what we hope so. Only young, educated people – "citizens of the WORLD" – can really quickly and effectively integrate into European civilization, adapt its economic, humanitarian and cultural values to local conditions. The developed countries of Europe is steadily and consistently build a whole system of the single continental space of higher education – the construction of a "Europe of knowledge". On the one hand, it is the intellectual enrichment factor of the Europeans, and on the other – means of enhancing the mobility and competitiveness of Europeans in the world labor market, a tool for development of the whole continent.
In this context, the modern domestic educational technologies must necessarily be based on strong, well-developed and available educational and methodological base. In this case, "educational and methodological base" is not just a collection of books (textbooks, manuals, monographs etc.). It would be better to say that the modern library as the main structural element of this system is not only a library, it is polyphonic and interactive array of information, which requires revolutionary changes in the mechanism of the library itself.
The task of a librarian in this context is to organize systematic, practical and effective its use. Modern library is an exterritorial concept. Traditional library technologies coupled with the capabilities of software and hardware and networks give new quality to the teaching and information search services that are available far beyond the physical confines of library. The library transformed into an unique hybrid instrument of professional self-development of young people. That is, the library that is a meaningful symbiosis of traditional and modern that can really provide desired progress in educational technologies.
Back in 2002 the library of TNEU has embarked on an ambitious program of reorganization of the content of its work. The university library was purchased a specialized program "UFD/Library". Today we are working all proceeds to the library with the new technology processing, registration and systematization of documents. The process of retrocataloguing of library collections is completed. In January 2004, with support from the TEMPUS project, was able to purchase a set of bar code equipment, which allowed the library to take the next step in the development of library technology – readers access the service without the use of outdated, archaic and cumbersome "formulary methods” of work. Today we are actively and continuously working on filling our information array and provide web-access (http://library.tneu.edu.ua/) to it. The library is always looking for the way to its reader and trying constantly to be relevant both in content and technology. Our advanced information services have virtual reference, electronic document delivery, online consultations, etc. In 2015, institutional repository of the library transferred to a new software and hardware platform DSpase (http://dspace.tneu.edu.ua/jspui/) and in February 2016 our repository is included in the corresponding rating scientometric database Web of Science. The library of TNEU is a constant participant of the newest educational and informational programs and projects. In particular, we are a member of the project "ELibUkr" (Electronic library of Ukraine), a member of the consortium of scientific and educational institutions "e-VERUM", which give us new opportunities and horizons.
So, dear colleagues, we hope that the introduction with our website will allow you not only to learn the basic functionality of the electronic library and to prepare a qualified consumer of information and library services, but also will ensure the formation of a qualitatively new system of effective learning relationships in the plane of "teacher – library – student”. I hope that here you, dear users, will find answers to basic questions that naturally can occur in those who want and must master new learning technologies. We are open to development and improvement. That is why we sincerely and in advance thank you for your suggestions, tips, wishes and, of course, criticism.
On behalf of the staff of TNEU library,