1 October 2018

International Conference in Baku

On 27–28 September, the National Library of Azerbaijan hosted an international conference “Innovations in National Libraries as the Basis of Changes and the Direction of Development” dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the library. During its plenary session, Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, gave a presentation entitled “National Library of Lithuania – Modern State Memory Institution”. The presentation provided an overview of the National Library’s strategy to be achieved by 2020, its activities and projects under implementation. The greatest emphasis was placed on the innovativeness of the projects implemented by the National Library. The conference focused on the experiences of the national libraries of Lithuania, Qatar and Turkey.

The event was a good opportunity for the National Library to establish contacts with the representatives of Baku State University. Both parties agreed to cooperate in the development of scientific competence.

Valdas Lastauskas, Ambassador of Lithuania in Azerbaijan, also took part in the conference sessions.