The partner country of the 8th Library Congress is the Czech Republic.
We look forward to many interesting encounters with guests from our neighbouring country. Not only will their many presentations and discussion contributions both enrich and enliven our conference, but they will also have their own information stand at the exhibition.
The presence of our Czech colleagues at the Congress marks the beginning of a three-year country partnership phase between Germany and the Czech Republic.
Over the next few years, and in line with the Congress motto #CreatingFreeSpaces, the country partnership programme will enable us to immerse ourselves in each other's professional library worlds and to deepen the contact between the two library nations on a long-term basis. Professional experience programmes, study trips, mutual participation in congresses and the hosting of joint events will help each side to get to know their counterpart better, at both a professional and a personal level, and will stimulate the exchange of views on topics of current interest.
The partnership between the Library Association of the Czech Republic, Sdružení knihoven ČR, and the umbrella organization Library and Information in Germany – Federal Union of German Library Associations (Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (BID) e.V.) was established in September 2021 with the signing of a cooperation agreement in the city of Olomouc.
It will be brought to life for the first time at the Leipzig Library Congress.
We are looking forward to it immensely.
A warm welcome to you all!
With best wishes
Dr Sabine Homilius