FIRST FORUM OF CURATORS OF THE LIBRARY UNION - CHINA – CEEC
The First Forum of Curators of the Library Union was held in Hangzhou, PR China, from 19 to 23 October 2018. During the Forum, a Declaration for creating a Library Union of the 16 participating countries from Central and Eastern Europe and 23 libraries for PR China was signed together with the Action Plan for Mutual Understanding and Collaboration between the participating libraries.
The Macedonian Delegation at the First Forum of Curators of the Library Union had representatives from four libraries: Ms Senka Naumovska, Acting Director of National University Library Sv. Kliment Ohridski - Skopje, Ms Blagica Spiridonova, National Library - Stip, Ms Jelena Petrovska, Acting Director of National University Library Sv. Kliment Ohridski - Bitola, Ms Suzana Danailova, Brakja Miladinovci City Library – Skopje and Ms Biljana Kociska, Brakja Miladinovci City Library - Skopje.
The Acting Director of NUL Sv. Kliment Ohridski – Skopje, Ms Senka Naumovska gave a presentation on the importance of the libraries in safeguarding of the cultural heritage and shared her experiences in conservation and digitization of collections with cultural heritage status which are part of the NUL Sv. Kliment Ohridski – Skopje’s rare collection. The conservation of the Oriental manuscripts and the Archaeological collection in possession of NUL Sv. Kliment Ohridski – Skopje was of particular interest. The other Macedonian representatives took part in a workshop titled: “Librarians of the future – transformation, qualifications, professionalism’’.
At the conclusion of the Forum, the Macedonian proposal for hosting the Second Forum of Curators of the Library Union in 2020 was unanimously accepted.