October 14 marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Sergeenko, a veteran of the National Library, a participant in the Great Patriotic War.
Nikolay was born on October 14, 1915, in the village of Markovichi, Terekhovsky district, Gomel region. In 1931, after finishing 7 classes, the very young Nikolai left for Minsk and went to work at the Minsk Red Banner Military Infantry School named after M.I. Kalinin. At the beginning of his career, he performed a wide variety of work on the economic side. Noting his diligence, responsible attitude to business and desire to work, in 1934 Nikolai was appointed head of the food warehouse.
In 1936, Sergeenko was drafted into the ranks of the USSR Armed Forces, where he served for two years: first as a regimental school cadet, then as a squad leader, and then as a junior platoon commander. His desire to remain in the army strengthened after demobilization and he entered the long-term military service at the Minsk Red Banner Military Infantry School named after M.I. Kalinin as head of the radio station in 1938. From that moment on, the whole further life of Nikolai was devoted to serving in the army. Nikolai was demobilized from the ranks of the Soviet Army in 1959 and worked in the Samara regional military registration and enlistment office as an assistant chief until 1961.
Sergeenko's professional career in the State Library of the BSSR named after V.I. Lenin (now the National Library of Belarus) began on October 1, 1962, when he took a job as a supply manager. Exactly one year later, Nikolai was transferred to the post of HR inspector, and two years later he was appointed head of the HR department.
Sergeenko organized the library archive, devoting a lot of attention and time to the history of the library while working in the HR department of the library. Nikolai Sergeenko was officially appointed to the post of Head of the Library Archive in November 1965, where he worked for 20 years, while simultaneously performing work "on all personnel issues."
Nikolai Sergeenko led an active social life, was repeatedly elected a Member of the Party Bureau, was the Chairman of the Local Committee. He constantly worked in various commissions for library and economic work.
Work colleagues spoke of Sergeenko as follows: "A kind and sympathetic comrade, cheerful and cheerful person, conscientious, proactive, hardworking and principled worker, enjoyed great prestige among employees."
At the end of his professional career, from 1985 to 1988, Nikolai worked as an editor in the service department, until he retired on April 6, 1988.
Nikolai's professional merits have been repeatedly noted by the state, he was awarded with certificates of honor of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the BSSR, certificates of honor of the BRK of the trade union of cultural workers. As a participant in the Great Patriotic War, he had 5 medals and the Order of the Red Star.
Nikolay Sergeenko ended his life on October 4, 1997.
Bibliology Research Department