IFLA Satellite Meeting in Vilnius

National Library of Lithuania. Photo by Leonas Garbačauskas.

On 16-17 August, 2017, National Library of Lithuania will host the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Satellite Meeting. The participants will share their ideas on the challenge of multiple identities – multiethnicity in genealogy, local history and regional memory, as well as challenges and opportunities for libraries and other memory institutions. The presenters will discuss such topics as saving and promoting historical and cultural memories, supporting contacts and understanding between different local and regional communities and the role of libraries, museums and archives in participatory projects based on multi-ethnic and multi-generational collaboration.

Two representatives from Lithuanian Studies Department of National Library of Lithuania will present their papers. Senior researcher Dr. Dalia Cidzikaitė will talk about oral history method as a very effective tool in researching local history and contributing to regional memory. Director of Documentary Heritage Research Department, Jolanta Budriūnienė, will discuss the role that documentary heritage of Lithuanian diaspora stored at the National Library of Lithuania plays.

The Lithuanian Project “Conversations about Emigration” Will Be Presented at IFLA

logo-2016_mediumAn educational project “Conversations about Emigration” carried out by the National Library of Lithuania last year will be presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference held in Columbus, Ohio, on August 13-19, 2016.

A display, introducing the Project and its activities, will present the participants of the conference a new method, aimed at fostering citizenship and national identity, encouraging young people to know better the origins, cause, course and consequences of the (e)migration phenomenon.
Pokalbiai_logotipasIFLA, every year organized in a different part of the world, attracts over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries. This huge international event provides the delegates with an opportunity to get acquainted with the library and information science situation of the hosting country and to share positive experience. This year IFLA conference is dedicated to connections, collaboration and community.