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China-CEEC Libraries Union Established in Hangzhou

 

With a theme focusing on “Cooperation•Networking•Sharing”, the 1st China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Curators’ Forum of Libraries Union was successfully held on 19-22 October in Hangzhou. Statement on Establishment of China-CEEC Libraries Union and Action Plan on China-CEEC Libraries Union (2019-2020) were adopted during joint session, which marked the official establishment of the Union. 61 libraries from China-CEEC, represented by 160 participants from home and abroad, became members of the Union.

 

Joint Session: Two-file Discussion
On October 20, Joint Session was held, in which Statement on Establishment of China-CEEC Libraries Union and Action Plan of China-CEEC Libraries Union, the two files on which the Union are based, were fully supported by all delegates, followed by a signing ceremony hosted by Lu Xiaolong, deputy director of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication, China.

Delegates of Each Delegation
Albania- Marinela Tole, Librarian, Public Library "Dritero Agolli" Fier
Bosnia and Herzegovina-Mirna Trifković, Director, Public and University Library "Derviš Sušić" Tuzla
Bulgaria-Natalia Vladinova, Head of the Conservation Department, National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius"
Croatia-Martina Tabula, Librarian, Vodice Public Library
Czech Republic-Martin Kocanda, Director General, National Library of the Czech Republic
Estonia-Asko Tamme, Vice President, Estonian Librarians Association; CEO, Tartu Public Library
Hungary-László Ferenc Tüske, Director General, Hungarian National Széchényi Library
Latvia-Ekaterina Pavlova, Head of the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies, National Library of Latvia
Lithuania-Bronius Maskuliūnas, Director, Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library
Macedonia-Jelena Petrovska, Deputy Director, National Institution University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" Bitola
Montenegro-Bogić Rakočević, Director, National Library of Montenegro "Đurđe Crnojević"
Poland-Katarzyna Ślaska, Deputy Director, National Library of Poland
Romania-Silviu Borș, Director, ASTRA County Library of Sibiu
Serbia-Jasmina Ninkov, Director, Belgrade City Library
Slovakia-Katarina Kristofova, Director General, Slovak National Library
Slovenia-Breda Karun, Director, Kranj City Library


Signing Ceremony Hosted by Lu Xiaolong, Deputy Director of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication

 



Group Photo of Delegates of Each Delegation

 



Group Photo after Signing Ceremony of Delegates of Union Members

 

Opening Ceremony
Hosted by Sun Yongrong, the general director of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication, the opening ceremony was held right after the announcement of the establishment of the libraries union. Chen Weiqiang, member of leadership of Hangzhou Municipal Government, Sun Bo, member of the leadership of Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Rao Quan, general director of National Library of China and Ren Qun, member of the leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Department, delivered speeches.
 


Hosted by Sun Yongrong, General Director of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication 
 

Chen Weiqiang, Member of Leadership of Hangzhou Municipal Government
 


Sun Bo, Member of the Leadership of Bureau of International Exchanges and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China
 


Rao Quan, General Director of National Library of China



Ren Qun, Member of the Leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Department

 


Secretariat of China-CEEC Libraries Union Set up in Hangzhou Public Library

 


Group Photo of Chinese Guests with Delegates of each Delegation in Opening Ceremony

 

Keynote Speeches
Hosted by Chen Chao, direcor of Shanghai Library, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA president, Liu Xiaoqin, deputy director of Library Society of China, and Katarzyna Ślaska, deputy director of National Library of Poland delivered speeches.



Hosted by Chen Chao, Director of Shanghai Library
 


Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, IFLA President
 


Liu Xiaoqin, Deputy Director of Library Society of China


Katarzyna Ślaska, Deputy Director of National Library of Poland

 

Getting to Know China-CEEC Libraries
Hosted by Liu Wei, deputy director of Shanghai Library, 22 brilliant libraries in China-CEEC counties were specifically introduced.
 


Hosted by Liu Wei, Deputy Director of Shanghai Library
 


Hangzhou Public Library Presented by General Director Ying Hui
 


Public Library "Thimi Mitko" Korçë Presented by Director Jorida Tollkuçi
 


Public Library "Dritero Agolli" Fier Presented by Librarian Marinela Tole
 


Public and University Library "Derviš Sušić" Tuzla Presented by Director Mirna Trifković

 


National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" Presented by Head of the Conservation Department Natalia Vladinova

 


Vodice Public Library Presented by Librarian Martina Tabula
 

 
National Library of the Czech Republic Presented by Director General Martin Kocanda
 


Tallinn Central Library Presented by Head of the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages Kristel Palk

 


  Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Presented by Head of the Oriental Collection Agnes Kelecsényi

 


National Library of Latvia Presented by Head of the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Ekaterina Pavlova

 


Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library Presented by Head of the Methodical and Management Department Ekaterina Prakapene
 


Utena A.and M. Miskiniai Public Library Presented by Manager of the Information Resources and Innovation Department Laima Lapinienė
 


Panevezys County Gabriele Petkevicaite-Bite Public Library Presented by Cultural Manager Virginija Svediene
 


PI City Library "Braka Miladinovci" Skopje Presented by Librarian Advisor for International Cooperation Biljana Kochishka
 


National Library of Montenegro "Đurđe Crnojević" Presented by Publications Manager Slađana Sjekloća
 


Hieronim Lopaciński Provincial Public Library in Lublin Presented by Deputy Director of Department of Supervising and Training Joanna Chapska
 


Municipal Library of Lodz Presented by Director Paweł Braun
 


"Octavian Goga" Cluj County Library Presented by Director Sorina Stanca

 


  Belgrade City Library Presented by Director Jasmina Ninkov

 

Matica Srpska Library Presented by Senior Librarian for Aquisition and Exchange of Publications in English and Other Languages Olivera Krivošić
 

Slovak National Library Presented by Director General Katarina Kristofova
 


Kranj City Library Presented by Director Breda Karun

 

Roundtable Panels
Four panels took place on October 21. “How can Libraries Promote the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals ”, “Libraries and Nationwide Reading Promotion”, “Libraries and Protection of Cultural Heritages” and “Librarians in the Future — Transformation • Competence • Skills” were brought into discussion by present participants.

 

Panel 1 How can Libraries Promote the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals


Host: Cheng Huanwen, member of IFLA Governing Board, vice president of Library Society of China, professor of the School of Information Management, and director of Library of Sun Yat-Sen University
Speakers:
Wang Changqing, CPC Secretary, Guangzhou Library of China
Ülle Talihärm, Adviser in Cultural Heritage Department, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Estonia
Ekaterina Prakapene, Head of the Methodical and Management Department, Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library of Lithuania
Jelena Petrovska, Deputy Director, National Institution University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" Bitola of Macedonia
Paweł Braun, Director, Municipal Library of Lodz of Poland
Sorina Stanca, President, Romanian National Public Library Association; Director, "Octavian Goga" Cluj County Library of Romania
Olivera Krivošić, Senior Librarian for Aquisition and Exchange of Publications in English and Other Languages, Matica Srpska Library of Serbia
 


Panel 2 Libraries and Nationwide Reading Promotion


Host: Xu Yan, professor of Nanjing University, deputy director of Reading Promotion Committee of Library Society of China
Speakers:
Wang Jianjun, Director, Shanxi Library of China
Li Yonggang, Director, Hefei Library of China
Amela Galešić, Librarian–Associate for Promotional Activities, Public and University Library "Derviš Sušić" Tuzla of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ekaterina Pavlova, Head of the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies, National Library of Latvia
Vida Garunkštytė, Director, Utena A.and M. Miskiniai Public Library of Lithuania
Agnieszka Będkowska, PR Manager, Provincial Public Library in Krakow of Poland
Lacrima Camelia Istrăuan, Director, Satu Mare County Library of Romania
Irena Škvarč, Director, France Bevk Public Library Nova Gorica of Slovenia

 


Panel 3 Libraries and Protection of Cultural Heritages


Host: Li Guoxin, professor and PhD supervisor of Peking University, director of National Modern Public Culture Research Center of Peking University, director of Expert Committee for the Construction of National Public Cultural Service System
Speakers:
Tang Gengsheng, Head of Department of Social Education and China Memory Project Center, National Library of China
Wang Shuiqiao, Director, Yunnan Provincial Library of China
Marinela Tole, Librarian, Public Library "Dritero Agolli" Fier of Albania
Martina Tabula, Librarian, Vodice Public Library of Croatia
Kairi Felt, Head of the Collection Development Department, National Library of Estonia
Senka Naumovska, Director, National and University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski" Skopje of Macedonia
Tomasz Gruszkowski, Head of IFLA PAC Centre for Digital Preservation at NLP, National Library of Poland
Silviu Borș, Director, ASTRA County Library of Sibiu of Romania

 


Panel 4 Librarians in the Future — Transformation • Competence • Skills

Host: Ke Ping, distinguished professor of “Cheung Kong Scholar” of the Ministry of Education, doctoral supervisor of Department of Information Resources Management of Nankai University
Speakers:
He Meihua, Director, Hunan Library of China
Merle Koik, Manager of Development, Central Library of Võru County of Estonia
László Ferenc Tüske, Director General, Hungarian National Széchényi Library
Virginija Svediene, Cultural Manager, Panevezys County Gabriele Petkevicaite-Bite Public Library of Lithuania
Biljana Kochishka, Librarian Advisor for International Cooperation, PI City Library "Braka Miladinovci" Skopje of Macedonia
Wojciech Gach, Director, Municipal and County Library Sucha Beskidzka of Poland
Natalia Gromow, Director, Public Library in Gdynia of Poland
Jasmina Ninkov, Director, Belgrade City Library of Serbia

 

The 1st China-CEEC Curators’ Forum of Libraries Union was the beginning of future connection and cooperation among member libraries in China-CEEC. With a consensus of common development reached in this meeting together, programs proposed in the Action Plan will be carried out afterwards. Let’s keep expecting.


Closing Ceremony Hosted by Ying Hui, General Director of Hangzhou Public Library 


Jin Heng, Deputy Director of General Director of Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication Delivered Speech


Group Photo in Closing Ceremony