The 5th Forum of Belarusian Librarians "The Humanitarian and Educational Activity of Libraries in the Context of Human Values and Belarusian Statehood" was opened on May 30 in the Library.
The organizers of the event are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian Library Association and the National Library of Belarus.
About 400 authoritative specialists of the library sector of the country have gathered today in the National Library to discuss the issues of regulatory and legal support of the field, the organization of the corporate interaction of libraries in the field of providing the population the access to information and library resources and to evaluate the state of the Belarusian libraries network.
The fifth jubilee Forum of Librarians was opened by Inna Yurik, Chairman of the Council of the Belarusian Library Association, Director of the Scientific Library of the Belarusian National Technical University.
Natalia Zaderkovskaya, Deputy Head of the Main Department of Culture and Analytical Work, Head of the Department of Culture and Folk Art of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, has welcomed the participants on behalf of Yuriy Bondar, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus. Roman Motulsky, Director of the National Library of Belarus, has also greeted the guests.
After the solemn opening, the plenary session has begun. The reports by Natalia Zaderkovskaya ("Implementation of the state policy in the field of librarianship in the Republic of Belarus"), Nikolay Yatsevich, Dean of the Faculty of Information and Document Communications of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts ("Interaction of Libraries and the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts for Personnel Training"), Vladimir Kulazhenko, Director of the Fundamental Library of the Belarusian State the University ("University libraries: a view beyond the event horizon") and Elena Pontapleva, the chief librarian of the Department of Scientific, Organizational and Methodical work of the Republican Scientific and Technical Library ("The Network of Scientific and Technical Libraries of the Republic of Belarus") were presented.
Marina Rafeeva, Director of the Gomel Regional Universal Library named after V. Lenin, shared his experience of the innovative projects implementation ("Library, which is necessary for society: inferences obtained by empirical way") and Elena Kopytok, Director of the Borisov Central Regional Library named after I. Kholodeev ("10 successful projects of the public library: from project to implementation").
The plenary meeting has ended by the Inna Yurik's report "The IFLA Global Vision project in Belarus: our contribution to the creation of a strong and global unified library community".
One of the forum events was held within the framework of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the "Global Vision". Under the auspices of such a large-scale initiative, meetings and discussions have been held around the world since 2017, and the ways of developing libraries in the near and distant future have been discussing.
During the regional discussion "IFLA. Global Vision", experts from the library industry leading specialists circle have discussed the challenges facing the professional community according to the ever-growing globalization. As the result a single collective response to the issues considered by the international discussion has been developed. The final report will be sent to IFLA. The same materials are being collecting in all countries of the world as a basis for developing a road map for the unification of the international library community.
On the Forum opening day of the, the Camerata vocal group has performed.
There are also the next two working days at Forum. Tomorrow, on May 31, the participants will have an outside meeting in the Zhodino Central City Library, as well as the Forum participants could take part in master classes in the libraries of the capital.
Dear participants, we wish you to have fruitful work and pleasant communication with colleagues!