MainNewsNational Library of Belarus News
75 Years since the Beginning of the Soviet Army’s Operation Bogration
It’s Funny to Read Together

The Book and Reading in the Digital Age Conference

The Book and Reading in the Digital Age Conference
Other news

From 15 to 18 May, the Belarusian delegation participates in the international scientific-practical conference “The Book and Reading in the Digital Age”, which takes place in Bishkek.

The conference is attended by more than 150 specialists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. Heads and representatives of authorities and institutions of science, education, culture, communication and information, as well as publishing houses, bookseller organizations, public associations and business have gathered in Bishkek.

Director of the National Library of Belarus, Vice-President of the Library Assembly of Eurasia Roman Motulsky spoke at the breakout session “Book, Reading and Library”, held in the state residence “Ala-Archa” under the Office of the President and Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Roman Motulsky presented a report on the development of virtual services of the National Library of Belarus as an effective way to serve users. He shared the experience of the "diamond of knowledge" in the field of information and library services in the electronic environment. Today, the country's main library has a rich resource base and a diverse range of services provided both locally and remotely.

The Belarusian side was also represented by Lyudmila Komarovskaya, head of the Excursion-methodical Activity Department of the National Library of Belarus; Inna Yurik, director of the Scientific Library of the Belarusian National Technical University and chair of the Belarusian Library Association; Lyudmila Rublevskaya, literary columnist for Belarus Today Publishing House; Yulia Galkovskaya, dean of the Faculty of Information and Document Communications of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts.

The conference will discuss a wide range of questions concerning the promotion, support and development of reading in the States-members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The international conference in Bishkek is an excellent platform for exchanging experience and forging cultural ties.

On May 17, the conference participants will continue their work in breakout sessions, and will also participate in the opening ceremony of the 85th anniversary of the National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic named after Alykul Osmonov and the 11th Forum of Library Workers of Kyrgyzstan on “The Strategy for the Development of Libraries of Kyrgyzstan in the Digital Age.” On the same day, the annual General Meeting of the members of the Library Assembly of Eurasia will take place. The event will be attended by Roman Motulsky.

Public Relations Department


How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

Author's Point of View

On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

8 Jun 2021

Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

Author's Point of View