The National Library of Belarus invites to take part in the 6th International Congress “The Library as a Cultural Phenomenon”, which will be held at the National Library of Belarus on October 16-17, 2019. Congress Theme in 2019: “Library Services in the Modern Information Space”.

Congress Organizers
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
National Library of Belarus

Preliminary List of Topics to be Proposed for Discussion

  • The role of libraries in the modern information social infrastructure
  • Information support of research and educational process
  • Social networks and libraries
  • Libraries 2.0/4.0
  • Information and analytical services of libraries: state and development prospects
  • Cloud computing technologies in library activities
  • Search engines of libraries in a network environment
  • Electronic libraries and online resources in the library and information space
  • Internet marketing in library activities
  • Evaluating of the library services effectiveness of in an electronic environment
  • Libraries as leisure space
  • Innovative approaches to the organization of customer service
  • Current library users: needs analysis and interaction establishment

Congress Working Languages: Belarusian, Russian and English

Format requirements for papers
Original papers having scientific and practical importance are accepted. The collection of conference papers is projected for publication. The organizing committee is authorized to select papers for reading at the conference and articles for publication.

The paper should include: the title of the paper, author’s/co-author’s full name, science degree, the full name of the organization, city and country, the full name of a person who will present the paper at the Congress.

The total size of a report including annotations, drawings, addendums, schemes and etc. should be up to 6 pages, format A4, Times New Roman, type size 13, 1.5 line spacing, file type RTF (Microsoft Word).

The summary in Russian should contain up to 700 symbols (including spaces).

Presentations should be provided as ppt Microsoft PowerPoint files.

Papers and presentation submission
Please submit your paper and presentations to the e-mail: secretar@nlb.by not later than September 10, 2019. The presentation file (if available) must be sent by e-mail to secretar@nlb.by no later than September 20, 2019. The presentation file (if any) must be sent by e-mail to secretar@nlb.by no later than September 20, 2019.

As part of the congress, an exhibition "Library Services in the Modern Information Space" will be held.

Conditions of participation
Specialists of libraries, museums, archives, research organizations, educational institutions, representatives of the legislative sphere, developers and producers of software, hardware and information products, as well as specialists related to designing, construction, architecture and the operation of library buildings are invited to participate in the congress.
Lodging, meals and transportation are at the expenses of the participants.
You have to register online to participate as a guest or speaker. Deadline for registration is October 1, 2018.

Time limit
20 min at a plenary session and 10 min at breakout sessions.

Congress Venue
The National Library of Belarus
Nezavisimosti ave., 116, Minsk, Republic of Belarus