Saturday, 21 June 2008

Library Lover

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the cheeky title. But there is an entirely valid reason for it...

As a (former) university employee, I for some reason keep receiving Lund University's internal magazine LUM. Usually I leaf through it and recycle, but this time - Chirayliq opportunity!

The Raoul Wallenberg institute is assisting the modernization of the Public Defender's Office library in Tbilisi. Lund University has contributed with a financial grant to a teacher who will help educate librarians at Tbilisi State University. The public libraries in Georgia suffer from financial cuts, lack of modern literature and international contacts, and lack of modern database technology. Hopefully the co-operation will also have some effects here in Sweden. In spite of all their problems, the Georgian libraries have something that we seriously lack...

... hot librarians.
George Amariani works at the Public Defender's Office library. And now he's famous in Sweden. Note the little pink and white button - it's the Library Lovers button, in support of The Swedish Library Association's campaign for increased political commitment to publicly financed libraries. Sweden is able to export librarian skills, but what about the libraries back home?

Don't take your free public library for granted. Libraries (and librarians) need love!

2 comments:

Tinet said...

I can understand Lena's eagerness to go back to Georgia ...

bubu said...

Määkin haluun...!