If you are a librarian, you may already know about the World Library and Information Congress organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
If not, this is your chance to get to know one of the most important events in the field of library sciences, which hosts more than 250 discussions and workshops each year, attracting an average of 4,000 participants from 120 countries.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will cover the full cost of participation for 45 Greek librarians who attend the World Library and Information Congress, which will take place for the first time in Athens from August 24 to August 30, 2019. SNF also supports the Cultural Evening, as part of the Congress, which will be held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on August 27.
Still thinking about it? Submit your application here by June 14.
SNF looks to strengthen the role of the public library in Greece and abroad, broadening public access to information and knowledge. It has supported the work of the National Library of Greece (NLG), providing its new, modern facilities as part of the construction of the SNFCC, and offering a €5 million grant for the relocation of the NLG to its new home. Currently, a full renovation of the New York Public Library’s largest branch is underway in Manhattan, which is expected to be completed in 2020, through a grant from the Foundation. Over time, the SNF has supported, among others, the British Library, the National Library of France, the Library of Alexandria, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Morgan Library and Museum, Library of Congress, the Library of the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Library of the Law School of the University of Athens, the Gennadius Library, and more than 150 Public and Municipal Libraries throughout Greece through the Future Library network.
*SNF is not involved in the process of candidate selection and evaluation, for which the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is solely responsible.