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Employees of the National Library of Belarus in Educational Collaboration of the Commonwealth Libraries"

Employees of the National Library of Belarus in Educational Collaboration of the Commonwealth Libraries"
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A delegation from the National Library took part in the Commonwealth Library Educational Collaboration project of the New Generation programme, based at the Russian State Library in Moscow from 15 to 19 November.

Ms Uljana Sidarovich, Head of the Individual Loan Section, Ms Anastasija Mielnichak, Leading Librarian in the Culture and Arts Analytical Information Section, and Ms Ksienija Krejda, Leading Methodologist in the International Relations Section, took part in the on-site phase of the educational project in October after successfully completing the distance learning phase. Colleagues from Abkhazia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and other countries also took part in the training.


The educational programme included practical sessions on "Communication Management: Psychology of Management", "Digital Environment and Library" and "Innovations in Library". Ms Valentina Sadovskaya, Professor at the Moscow State Institute of Culture, and Ms Evgenia Guseva, Director of the Department of State and Priority Projects at the Russian State Library curated the educational part.


The main objective of the training project "Commonwealth Libraries Educational Collaboration" is to improve the qualifications of library specialists, to introduce them to the best practices of CIS libraries, to expand theoretical knowledge and practical skills on topical issues in the library sphere.

As part of the programme the staff of the National Library of Belarus visited the Russian State Library (RSL), the Russian State Library for Youth and the Russian State Children's Library, got acquainted with the practical activities of the institutions and exchanged best practices.


At the end of the in-person training at the Pashkov House of the Russian State Library, a ceremony for the presentation of certificates of advanced training was held. Mr Kirill Bogomolov, Head of the Department for International Development and Humanitarian Programmes, and Ms Natalia Samoilenko, Deputy Director General, welcomed the participants for External Relations and Exhibition Activities of the Russian State Library.

The programme was organized by the Russian State Library and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).

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