Russian-American Library Dialogue 2020!

We are very happy to announce that the IV meeting of the Russian-American Library Dialogue in the online format will be held on September 15-16. The theme for this year’s meeting is Libraries Tackling the Challenge: Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a Global Pandemic.

The sessions will be attended by heads and leading experts of library organizations in Russia and the United States, including the Margarita Rudomino All-State Russia Library for Foreign Literature, the Russian State Library, the Russian Library Association, and the American Library Association.

During the meeting, there will be two sessions with speakers:
✓ September 15, 5 pm Moscow time/ 10 am Eastern time – Session 1: Libraries Serve their Communities: Lessons from the 2020 Pandemic.

✓ September 16, 5 pm Moscow time/ 10 am Eastern time – Session 2: Libraries and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Afterwards, we will share with you a public report and a package of documents based on the results of the Dialogue.

It is planned to broadcast the Dialogue sessions on the official Facebook page of the Library for Foreign Literature:

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about the Dialogue:
The Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature has initiated the creation and conduct of international library dialogues since the 1990s.

The US-Russia Library Dialogue was organized in 2016 at the initiative of the Library for Foreign Literature and the Russian Library Association. The US co-organizer was an initiative group of library specialists and the American Library Association.

The dialogue affirms the role of modern libraries as active participants in the life of local communities. Its goal is to create a platform to support free exchange of ideas and best practices in the development and transformation of libraries in order to create a more connected and open to change global library community. By now three meetings have already taken place: in April 2017 in Dayton (Ohio, USA), in May 2018 in Suzdal (Vladimir region, Russia), and in September 2019 in Chicago and Urbana-Champaign (Illinois, USA).

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