Prvobitni sajt NBCG:


The annual Conference of Directors of European National Libraries was held in the National Library of France (BNF) in Paris from June 18 to June 20, 2023. It was attended by Dragica Lompar, director, and Slađana Sjekloća, coordinator for international cooperation, on behalf of the National Library of Montenegro.

On the first day, librarians were welcomed with a rich cultural program, which included a visit to the stock exchange building and the Bourse de Commerce museum (“Pinault” collection), as well as a tour of the buildings of the National Library of France “Richelieu” and “Mitterrand” and introduction to their collections and activities.

The CENL annual report and financial report were adopted the following day. Also, the budget plan for 2024 was presented. CENL Chair Frank Scholze presented 2023-2027 strategic plan. The main theme of the day was sustainable development and the role of science, culture and ancient philosophy in striving towards its realization, with the focus being on the ways in which national libraries can contribute to it.

On the last day of the conference, participants discussed sustainable development in terms of architecture and buildings of national libraries, environment, preservation and digitalization, as well as user services. A new law on legal deposit of the National Library of Spain was presented. The winners of “Erland Kolding Nielsen” grants awarded by CENL presented their reports on realized projects. Tomasz Makowski, director of the National Library of Poland, gave a presentation of his library, as the host of the next CENL annual conference.