"Library is a saint place for people, nation and society, source of morality, knowledge, wisdom." H.Aliyev

On May 29, a book fair under the title “Sabir və mollanəsrəddinçilər” has been opened in the National Library.

On the occasion of the Republic Day, the book fair named “28 May-Republic Day” had been opened in the National Library on May 26. Books in Azerbaijani, and Russian related with the subject are exhibited at the fair.

On May 22, the book fair named “National Library-92” had been opened in the National Library. The books of our library are demonstrated at the exhibition

On May 22, prepared by the staff of the Republican Children’s Library named after F.Kocharli, there had been the presentation of a book from the series of "Children's Literature treasure", entitled "Firidun bey Kocharli: Bibliography" dedicated to the prominent literary scholar of Azerbaijan, a well-known educator, social activist, journalist, writer, critic and translator, Firidun bey Kocharli son of Ahmad Agha, in the National Library.

On May 18, the annual meeting of the international organization “Conference of European National Libraries” (CENL) had been held in the capital of Switzerland, Bern. The directors of the National Libraries from 36 European countries attended in the event held in the Swiss Parliament building.

On May 14 the International Book Fair had been opened in Italian city Turin in which Azerbaijan participated as “special guest country”. Representing our country in this prestigious event, as part of the delegation led by the First Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ministry Vagif Aliyev, director of the National Library prof. Tahirov Karim, and the scientific secretary Amina Jafarova were also there.  

Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs and International Relations of the Azerbaijan National Library Malak Khanim Hajiyeva had been in Tehran, the 28th International Book Fair, from 6 May to 8 May.  

On April 24, the book fair under the title “Zərifə Əliyeva: İnsanlara qalan nur” had been opened in the National Library on the occasion of the birthday of Zarifa Aliyeva, dedicated to the life and work of the prominent scientist of Azerbaijan, doctor of medicine, professor, honored scientist, the one who has invaluable services in the development of ophthalmology in Azerbaijan. In the exhibition the books are demonstrated in Azerbaijani, Russian, and in English.

Gulbaniz Safaraliyeva, deputy director on the publishing house and electronic resources of the Azerbaijan National Library, had been on business trip in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan Republic, from the 20th of April till the 25th of April in order to take part in the international IX Conference about the “library resources in internet, science, education, culture and business” and in the XVII general meeting of BAE.  

The Director of Morocco National Library Mr. Driss Khrouz was at Azerbaijan National Library on April 6. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Morocco Kingdom to Azerbaijan Mr. Hasan Hami also attended the meeting.

 “31 March- the Day of the genocide of Azerbaijanis” book exhibition was opened at National Library on March 28. In Exhibition 150 books, newspaper and magazine materials are being shown in Russian, English, and Turkish.  

The Director of Georgia National Parliamentary Library Georgi Kekelidze and Deputy Director of electronic resources Levan Taktakişvili was at Azerbaijan National Library.  

Deputy director on user service – head of the department reader service, Honored Worker of Culture Adiba Ismayilova and the scientific secretary Amina Jafarova participated in the Republican Scientific-Practical Conference on the subject of “Organization of e-library and directions of using them in supreme schools” in Baku Business University on 27 February. Opening the conference rector of the university, Dr.Sc., prof. Ibad Abbasov welcomed participiants, wished success to the work done in conference, spoke about the aim and content of the conference.  

The opening ceremony of wide book exhibition dedicated to 23 th anniversary of Khojaly Genocide “The Khojaly Genocide: Crime against humanity” was held in National Library On 25 February.   

A number of employees of Azerbaijan National Library took part in the event organized on 17 February at Heyder Aliyev Center held within the project of “Heyder Aliyev heritage: scientific and practical seminars” with the aim to study Azerbaijani national leader Heyder Aliyev heritage, investigation of nationhood philosophy and wide propaganda of it.

The President of anti-plagiarism company Sebastian Kavcinski and the director of Baku office Ali Tehmezov was in Azerbaijan National Library on February 17. The director of Azerbaijan National Library, professor Kerim Tahirov greeted the guests and began to talk about National Library, its electronic resources.

Chief of the Methodological Support Department Adile Abdullayeva, head librarian of the department of  the organization of infrastructure and software secure İlahe Quliyeva, staff of ULTRA company Sebine Qemberova and Kenan Semedli was sent on an official journey to Ganja and Aghdash CLS (MKS) in order to install automated library-information system.  

On February 13 on the ocassion of 65th anniversary of Zalimkhan Yaqub national poet,Chairman of Ashug Union  “Look at me as hope” (“Mənə ümid kimi bax” ) collection of poems, published by Culture and Tourism Ministry and “The Zalimkhan pinnacle of word ” (“Sözün Zəlimxan zirvəsi” )book presentation were held in Azerbaijan National Library.

The next visitor of National Library was Susha region the number 10  complete secondary school on February 1.

Well-known literary academic, doctor of philological sciences, professor Qazanfar Pashayev`s books “Irag-Turkmen tales, “My thoughts about Elchin”, and “Meaningful life epos”  that  devoted to outstanding scientist has been presented by National Library with Culture, and Tourism Ministry on December 26   

On december 11, the Director of National Library Karim Tahirov took part in the book presentation ceremony dedicated to Azerbaijan outstanding writer Mir Jalal Pashayev ßêèé îáðàòè øèõàé(Where is our way to go) that printed out in Ukrainian Language in Ukraine National Library named after V.İ.Vernadski.  

On December 9-10 Libraries methodical support department chief Adila Abdullayeva participated in “National Library and its readers: transformation problems” the scientific-practical conference held in St Petersburg city, within III International St. Petersburg culture forum in Russian National Library.

On December 9th, Toktogul  İnternational scientific conference was held dedicated to 150th anniversary of Kyrgyz poet, bard, and compositor Toktogul  Satylganov, organized by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, TURKSOY, Azerbaijan National Library, and presentation of the books Toktogul  Satylganov  “Selected Works” translated into Turkish by Turksoy, “Life turning into poetry books” published by Turkish Eskishehir province into 6 languages (Azerbaijan, Turkish, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen).    

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the jubilee night devoted to the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani people’s writer, State Award Laurate, the 20th-century-Azerbaijani literature classic, great playwright Ilyas Afandiyev was held at Heydar Aliyev Palace on November, 21.  

On 3 November 2014, the director of the Cultural Center of Egypt Mr. Ahmad Sami Elaydy visited Azerbaijan National Library.  During the meeting with the director of the National Library Karim Tahirov, he gave information on the Cultural Center which has been operating in Azerbaijan for 15 years, its activity and the meetings arranged with the scholars.  

Published by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the book “ Naxçıvan- 90” was presented at Azerbaijan National Library on October 22, 2014.

The 75th anniversary of orientalist Aida İmanguliyeva is marked solemnly across the country this year.

Aida Imanguliyev has first researched Eastern-Western problematics in Azerbaijan. As a result of her scientific studies, Azerbaijani readers have got acquainted with patriotic poets, great thinkers of Arabic literature like Khalil Gibran (Jubran Khalil Jubran), Ameen Rihani, Mikha’il Nai’ma, read their works translated by her.

Within the framework of VI Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival, the presentation ceremony of book exhibition and electronic database “ Heritage of Uzeyir Hajibayli” was held at the National Library on September 18.

On September 10, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Hassan Hami visited Azerbaijan National Library. Azerbaijani-Moroccan cultural relations, mutual cooperation between National Libraries of two countries were discussed during the meeting.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Centenarians Creativity Festival was held in the region of Lerik on September 8, 2014..

On August 26, 2014, the director of Azerbaijan National Library Karim Tahirov recieved Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan Rafael Harpaz, deputy chief of Mission Ronen Krausz and the director of Press Department, political assistant Sevda Amirova at the National Library.

On August 22, “Draft State Program on the development of library-information network and library services (2015-2020)” was discussed at the National Library. The discussions were led by Vagif Guliyev, the head of the Publishing, Advertisement and Information Department of Azerbaijan Republic Cultural and Tourism Ministry.

On August 18, 2014, the director of Azerbaijan National Library Karim Tahirov recieved Columbian Charge d'affaires Mr. Assad Jose Jater Pena.   

On occasion of  the 90th anniversary of the prominent representative of Azerbaijani poetry, State Awards Laureate, People’s Poet Huseyn Arif, the book exhibition “Huseyn Arif-90” opened at the National Library on June 7.  The books written and edited by the poet, his fore-words as well as the other authors’ books and articles about him are displayed at the exhibition.

On occasion of  the 75th anniversary of Azerbaijani People’s Poet Vagif Samadoglu (Vakilov Vagif Samad oglu), the book exhibition “Vagif Samadoglu-75” has been set at the National Library on June 4.

The book exhibition “1 June - International Day for Protection of Children” has been set up at the National Library on May 30.


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