On April 22, 2019, a press conference was held at the Agency for Information and Mass Communications under the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the XIII International Conference "Central Asia - 2019. INTERNET, INFORMATION AND LIBRARY RESOURCES IN SCIENCE, EDUCATION, CULTURE AND BUSINESS." The press conference was attended by employees of the Agency of Information and Mass Communications, managers and specialists of the National Library of Uzbekistan, representatives of ministries and departments, as well as the media.
Director of the National Library of Uzbekistan U. Teshabaeva welcomed the participants and informed them about the goals and objectives of the conference. “In the first years of the conference there were 7-8 foreign experts, and today their number has reached 25-30. The annual holding of the conference in different regions will lead to the revitalization and further development of the information and library sphere in the region. This year more than 400 specialists will take part in the conference, 26 of them from foreign countries. More than 80 articles were received from library specialists. They are included in the program and conference collection ”, U. Teshbaeva noted.
The head of the book trade and library resources department of the Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Presidential Administration of Uzbekistan V. Khamidov welcomed the participants of the press conference and noted the importance of the conference. “This conference is consonant with the fourth of the five initiatives put forward by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the example of the large-scale experience of the Syrdarya region — raising the spirituality of the population, especially the youth, and popularizing reading; organizations for effective and efficient cooperation in the development and application of electronic information resources in science, education, culture and business», he said.
Describing the essence of the conference, the director of the information-library center "Bilim" of Tashkent city, H. Karimova, noted its role and importance in the development of the sphere. “In this conference, all initiatives, problems of each specialist will be heard and their professional problems will be solved,” said Karimova.
Director of the Fundamental Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Z. Berdiyeva, noting the importance of the conference in the development of library science in the republic, added: “The conference is a platform for friendly meetings, exchange of experience and professional development. There is a lot of useful information not only for professionals, but also for representatives of other specialties and parents. After all, the love of reading and the culture of reading is formed in the family circle and in educational institutions. And the library offers all the conditions for reading».
Foreign participants also participated in the press conference - Merris Sumrall, Executive Director of the Oregon State Library Fund (USA, Portland City), Tolkyn Zamzaeva, Head of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Service of the National Library of Kazakhstan. Foreign participants noted that the conference is planned to discuss the current state of information and library institutions, analyze current problems in this area, exchange experiences, plans for the future and develop joint activities.
The participants of the press conference asked questions about library activities and received answers to their questions regarding sectional sessions, the possibility of acquainting with the impressions of foreign guests, and also wished the organizers good luck.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan