On September 13-14, 2018 in the National library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Astana, the all-Kazakhstan Congress of librarians "Library – as a multi-functional, multi-level socio-cultural Institute of society"was held.
The Congress was attended by 182 Kazakh delegates, 15 foreign participants-heads and specialists of libraries of the USA, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries, representatives of the party "Nur Otan", the Ministry of culture and sports, the Ministry of education and science, specialists of regional universal scientific libraries and University libraries.
The Congress raised topical issues and identified the main priorities of the strategy for the further development of the library industry of the Republic. Director of the National library of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zh. Seidumanov opened the all-Kazakhstan Congress of librarians. Welcome speeches were delivered by Chairman of the Committee for socio-cultural development and science of Senate of the Parliament Aitimova B. S., the famous poet O. Suleimenov, Advisor to the Chairman of the party "Nur Otan" A. Shugaeva, Deputy head of the Department of culture and archives of the city of Almaty Aliev D., Director of the Institute of Oriental studies named after R. Suleymenova A. DerbisaliD., General Director of the Russian state library V. V. Duda, Director of the National library of the Republic of Belarus R. S. Motulsky, leading specialist in Turkic languages of the library of Congress M. I. Nazarova
In the framework of the Congress were held: plenary session "the Role and place of the library network of the country in formation of quality human capital and modernization of public consciousness", round table "modernization and development of the library industry of Kazakhstan", thematic panel meeting "Libraries in the context of digitalization of Kazakhstan", "the Library in the modern world: traditions and innovations", "education": the role of libraries in the implementation of the program "Rouhani gear", "Conservation and restoration of documents», "Integration of special libraries of Kazakhstan into the digital environment and modern development formats". There were also focus trainings, master classes, practical classes with the participation of leading foreign experts in the field of library science and a festive online meeting with librarians of Astana and Akmola regions.
Within the framework of the Congress were awarded the best librarians, including the Director of the scientific library of wksu. M. Utemisov Toti Erkinovna Alimbekerova.