The All-Russian Competition, “Librarian of the Year - 2021”

From April 5th to June 30, 2021, applications are being accepted for participation in the all-Russian competition, “Librarian of the Year - 2021,”  founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, organized by the National Library of Russia, and co-organized by the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture.

The competition is aimed at maintaining the high standards of the library industry, identifying leaders in professional excellence, encouraging young professionals, promoting socially significant library and information projects, sharing relevant professional experience and introducing innovations in library services for Russian citizens to a wide audience.

The competition is supported by the Russian Library Association.

Those invited to participate in the competition include:

  • Employees of the public libraries of Russia with at least two years of work experience;
  • full-time students training in the areas of, “Library and Information Activities" (university bachelor's and master's programs) and the specialty, “Library Science"(program of secondary vocational education).

The National Library of Russia accepts applications from employees of public libraries to participate in competitive nominations

  • Librarian of the Year 2021 (main nomination);
  • "Best Young Librarian of the Year - 2021" (an additional nomination for professionals under the age of 30).

  Requirements for applications, conditions for participation in the competition for specialists, and other details, are available on the website of the competition: