The Library Science Department was established in January, 1974. Today, this is the major scientific division of the Library and scientific, methodological and research center of the Republic of Belarus. Its task is to develop the conception of Belarusian library science; to form a legal, regulating, theoretical and methodological basis for contemporary library practice; to hold scientific research in the field of librarianship; to coordinate research activity of Belarusian libraries; to manage innovative processes in Belarusian libraries; to create information and methodological basis for innovatics; to analyze and to consult library activities; to carry out implementation of modern information technologies; to monitor the activity of public libraries; to provide methodological support to all Belarusian libraries.
Structure and staff
Head of the Department: Marina Pshibytko
Теl: (+375 17) 293 27 61 (internal number 77 61)
Research and Organizational Support of Library Activity
Head of the Section: Natalya Zamaeva
Теl.: (+375 17) 266 37 71, 293 27 93 (internal number 78 07)
Publishing activities is one of the major tasks of the department. Along with analytical reviews concerning library activities, the department prepares methodological recommendations on topical library subjects. The results of this activity are presented in research-methodological manuals both printed, and digital. Besides, the full texts of reports on the division’s research work are kept in BelISA (the Belarusian Institute of System Analysis).