SEES Continuing Education Committee
June 28, 1998, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thirty-two persons were present.
Julie Swann, chair, convened the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
Joanna Dyla is the incoming chair, and others will be appointed; an
Agenda was distributed.
The Committee is working on a mentoring program, with Joanna Dyla as
The conference program consisted of the following: seven Library of
Congress-Soros Fellows presenting historical and factual reports on their
respective libraries, library programs, collections and services. The
seventh librarian (Zijad Sarajlic) gave a slightly different report
commenting on the state of libraries and librarianship in Bosnia and
Hercegovina where many library buildings have been totally destroyed and
their collections burned. He noted that reconstruction of library
structures and re-establishment of library collections is a top
The seven presenters were:
Miriam Peknikova, Head Librarian, Comenius University Faculty of Medicine
Library, Bratislava, Slovakia; Merita Selmanllari, Librarian, Scientific
University Library, Tirana, Albania; Lenka Danevska, Library Director,
Central Medical Library, Skopje, Macedonia; Irina Kuznetsova, Head of the
Foreign Literature Department, Samara Region Research Library, Samara,
Russia; Nada Bezic, Librarian and Archivist, Croatian Music Institute,
Zagreb, Croatia; Miroslawa Modrzewska, Curator-Librarian, Gdansk Technical
University Main Library, Gdansk, Poland; Zijad Sarajlic, University
Librarian, Public and University Library of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and
There was no further business; the meeting adjourned at 12:35 p.m.
--Minutes submitted by Richard Fitzsimmons.
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