CENL Event

5th November 2021

CENL Webinar – Cultural Programming: Recent Case Studies from National Libraries

CENL Autumn Webinar 2021 –  Cultural Programming

CENL is pleased to announce our Autumn Webinar, Cultural Programming: Recent Case Studies from National Libraries.

Please join us on Friday 12 November 2021 at 10:00-11:00 UTC  |  11:00-12:00 CET  |  12:00-13:00 EET  |  13:00-14:00 EST  |  14:00-15:00AZT.


The webinar will feature presentations from three CENL member libraries, with case studies highlighting the various ways they have adapted their cultural events programmes over the last year. This will be an opportunity to hear from colleagues across CENL, and will include time for questions and discussion. We look forward to your participation!

The webinar will be chaired by Hans Petschar, Director of the Picture Archives and Graphics Department at the Austrian National Library, and member of the CENL Executive Committee.

Hans Petschar Ph.D. studied History and German Literature at the University of Salzburg. He has published in the fields of Visual History, Public History, Library History and Contemporary Austrian History and lectured at the Universities of Vienna and New Orleans. Hans has been director of the Picture Archives and Graphics Department at the Austrian National Library since 2002. He is the representative of the Austrian National Library at the Board of Directors of European National Librarians.


Adiba Imash Ismayilova – Deputy Director of the Azerbaijan National Library – will present on the National Library’s events surrounding the 2021 anniversary year commemorating the “Great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi”


Adiba has been working at the National Library of Azerbaijan since 2013 as the Deputy Director for Library-Information Services and International Relations, and the Head of the User Service Department. She is the author of 3 books and 35 articles on the application of innovative and creative forms of work in national libraries. She was awarded the honorary title of “Honoured Worker of Culture” by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated September 24, 2013.

Dragan Purešić – Deputy Director of the National Library of Serbia – will talk about the work behind the scenes of the “National Library of Serbia’s Cultural Sector”

Dragan Purešić graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Belgrade University’s English Department, where he also received his PhD degree with a dissertation on ‘Dimensions of Time in the Work of William Blake’. He is a member of the Association of Literary Translators of Serbia and of the Serbian PEN Centre. He works at the National Library of Serbia as Deputy Director and Head of the Cultural Sector.

Dragana Koljenik – Coordinator of the Digital laboratory NSK programme at the National and University Library in Zagreb – will give us insights into some of the outputs from the “Digital laboratory NSK: Culture, education and science podcasts project”

Dragana is a librarian at the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK). With a professional interest in the field of new technologies and positive organisational disruption through digitisation of library operations with methods such as design thinking, she has participated and led numerous projects, and since 2020 has been the head of the NSK Digital Laboratory program.

Register here for the Zoom Webinar!
If you need further details, please contact us at cenl@bl.uk

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

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