International exchange has been shown to increase mutual understanding between cultures, which is increasingly important in times of global tension, as the outlooks, attitudes, and beliefs of Russian and American citizens with respect to the each other influence and shape in important ways the possibilities, and the limits, of the relationship between our two peoples. Come hear how recent dialog and exchanges between the U.S. librarians and the Russian librarians, including library school students, have had led to positive impacts in both countries. Numerous libraries across Russia have evolved to become community centers, locations for civic discussions on the future of their towns and cities, and much more. U.S. libraries are now learning to focus more on the impact they make to the societal issues that are tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Director for International and Educational Activities, All Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
Director for International and Educational Activities, M. Rudomino All Russia State Library for Foreign Literature; Coordinator of US-Russia Library Dialogue; SC Member of IFLA CPDWL section; Coordinator of International Relations Section, Russian Library Association; Candidate for RLA Governing
Vadim V. Duda
Director General, Russian State Library
Vice President, National Association "Libraries of the Future"; Chair, International Relations Section, Russian Library Association; Candidate for IFLA Governing Board 2019 elections; Co-Chair of US -Russia and Russia-Germany Library Dialogues.