EVENTS DEVOTED TO LIBRARY AWARENESS DAY AT GSU
A range of events devoted to Library National Awareness Day under the slogan “A gateway to knowledge” was held on May 3, 2017, at Goris State University in the frameworks of Erasmus+Library Network Support Services (LNSS): modernizing libraries in Armenia, Moldova and Belarus through library staff development and reforming library services Project.
The participants of the event were welcomed by the rector of GSU A. Ghukasyan who emphasized the purpose of the day, the role and importance of the awareness for the best organization of the library work.
The coordinator of the project at GSU N. Safaryan delivered a report about the objectives, the implementation of the work packages, the trainings and workshops within the project, its tangible results, the measures undertaken aiming at the modernization of the library as well as the Library National Awareness Day.
The chief librarian of the library N. Shalunts made a presentation about the involvement of the GSU library in the project, the mutual meetings, discussions, trainings and the exchange of best practices among the consortium member university libraries and librarians of the project, the newly reconstructed reading hall as well as the preparation work for the digitization process at GSU library.
The secretary of the Students’ Scientific Association, a four-year student of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences S. Alaverdyanmade an impressive informative presentation about the most beautiful and unique libraries of the world and her perception of the libraries in general.
The first part of the event wassummarized by active discussions, exchange of opinions and useful suggestions by the representatives of GSU academic and administrative stuff, town municipality, community librariesand Media.
The second part of the event took place at the GSU library reading hall where the participants students welcomed the guests and made a literary-cultural presentation about ancient libraries and the first printed Armenian books as well as the life and works of the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Shiraz.
This was followed by a flash-mob event initiated and organized by the students. The purpose of the flash-mob was to inform the community about the Library Awareness Day.