World Reading Congress
Location: National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Date: September 10 - 12
44 representatives from foreign countries, 140 from regions of the country, 150 - scientific and creative intelligentsia of Astana will take part in the Congress.
The purpose of the Congress is to conduct the all-round support of Reading as an important element of culture, tool for increasing the intellectual potential and competitiveness of the nation, the growth of creative and social activity of the individual and society.
The tasks of the Congress are to attract the attention of society and the state, socially responsible business, political and cultural elite, all sectors of society to the problem of reading, maintaining the high status of books and book culture; spread the international experience in supporting book and reading.
It will be a wide discussion of world experience in promoting the culture of reading during the Congress’ work. Actual issues of libraries’ activity as elements of information and socio-cultural infrastructure will be considered. Special attention in the Congress’ work will be given to the activities of the library branch of Kazakhstan, which develops under the powerful impact of technological innovation, new methods of disseminating information and knowledge. Today the library of the Kazakhstani society is looking for effective ways to support the book culture and cultures.
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