Results of the republican competitions in the field of library science were brought to the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Two awards were given from the republican competitions of the Ministry of Culture of theRepublicofTatarstanin the field of library science, "Leader" and "Creative Search."

 On March 26, 2019, an organizing committee meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the RT, and also all the largest libraries of the republic took place: The RT national libraries, Republican Youth Library, and the Republican Special Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The main organizer of the awards is the National Library of theRepublicofTatarstan.

Both awards were founded in 2000 with the purpose of developing the creative and innovative activity of library workers and for the growth of their professional activity. The award "Leader" is given by one of the centralized library systems of Tatarstan following the results of a calendar year for creation of models of modern library systems reflecting the real requirements of society, effective and high-quality library services for the population, improvement and development of library services, and increasing the social status of libraries among the population. The award "Creative search" is awarded for the development and introduction of innovation in activities of libraries for the nominations, "Central library," "City library," and "Rural library."

We congratulate the winners and we wish them further professional success!