National Library of Iran (NLI) specialists took part in the annual Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) held on September 8, 2021.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute quoting the public relations of NLI, the event was held online for the first time with the participation of more than 50 countries across the world. The theme of the conference in 2021 is Uncertainties: How National Libraries Deal with Risks and Opportunities.
Ashraf Boroujerdi, Director of the National Library and Archives of Iran and Fariborz Khosravi, Deputy Director of the National Library attended the meeting.
Some heads of national libraries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Canada, shared their views and experiences on crisis management and the future of libraries. The main focus of the talks was Corona virus pandemic over the past two years and the strategies of national libraries to deal with the crisis.
CDNL is an independent association of the heads of national libraries created in 1974 to promote mutual understanding and cooperation on issues of common interest to national libraries. CDNL actively participates in the discussion of the problems of national libraries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. It deals with problems of cooperation with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), receives the reports of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) and others.