On March 20 a roundtable discussion on the topic “21st century libraries and development perspectives” took place at The City Central Library after Av. Isahakyan. The director of the library, honored worker of the culture of RA Hasmik Karapetyan and the chief specialist at the department of culture of Yerevan Municipality Rita Mayilyan made the opening speeches. Reports were delivered by acting director of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Karapet Minasyan, leading specialist of the department of bibliography and library studies of the National Library of Armenia Anna Hovhannisyan, the head of the public relations and eventsdepartment of the City Central Library after Av. Isahakyan Marine Ghazaryan and librarian of the same department AnghinAvoyan, the director of Information Resource Center of U.S. Embassy in Armenia Nerses Hayrapetyan, the head of “American Corner” department of the library Nelly Khachatryan, chief librarian of Republican Scientific Medical library Maneh Khachatryan, scientific secretary of the National Library of Armenia Ani Arghoutyan, editor of National Children’s library named after KhnkoAperGayane Karapetyan, the program officer of ARLOOPA company Armine Ghazaryan and the cultural officer of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in ArmeniaSeyyed Mohammad Reza Heidari. Leading Methodist of the Central City Public Library named after V. V. Mayakovsky in St. Petersburg Anna Snetkova made her presentation via skype. At the end of the round table it was announced that from now on large Armenian libraries will share their best working methods,will start cooperation by making digitalized databases accessible for patrons of all libraries and will organize workshops and visits.

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