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Reading projects of the Association of Library and Information professionals of the Czech Republic (SKIP)

Promoting Reading in the Czech Republic


Library Week (Czech Republic)

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in_the_library_of_CelakoviceSince 1996, libraries have been organizing an annual “Library Week“ at the beginning of October. During the week, libraries nationwide try to attract their regular readers, as well as those who have not yet visited the libraries. Hundreds of libraries host meetings with writers and politicians, and organize lectures, [ ... ]  

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The Great October Group Readings (Czech Republic)

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in_the_library_of_ChrudimThis event is held on the first day of the Library Week. Both library users and the general public are invited to libraries to read a passage and introduce their favourite author or book. Authors, athletes, politicians and other celebrity figures also take part in the readings. 

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A Night with Hans Christian Andersen (libraries in the Czech Republic)

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Hans-Christian-Andersen-Night_in_the_library_of_Zdar_nad_SazavouThis is one of the activities used by Czech libraries (Association of Library and Information professionals , SKIP) since 2000 to increase children’s interest in reading. On a weekend close to the anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, libraries invite their child users to spend a [ ... ]  

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Where the World Ends (new ways of promoting reading in the Czech Republic)

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Ernennung_zum_Ritter_des_schoenen_WortesThe Where the World Ends project is focused on the development and support of child reading through new ways of working with the target group at the children’s departments of public libraries. There are activities such as literary and creative arts contests, courses of creative writing, various drama club activities, and the [ ... ]  

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Read it before Hollywood does (posters as an incentive to reading) -Czech Republic

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“Read it before Hollywood does“… because once the screen adaptation has been shown, you may not recognize the Original – the novel itself. Under the above slogan, the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic have produced a series of three posters to support reading and advertise library services. The posters evoke the amusing contrast between the classic title - The Old Man and the Sea, Jane Eyre, Crime and Punishment - and the visualization resulting from the Hollywood [ ... ]  

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My Book - Search for the Czech population`s most popular book

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in_the_library_of_Decin Under the project “My Book – Search for the Czech population’s Most Popular Book”, conducted by the Czech Association of Library and Information Professionals, the general public was invited to vote for their favourite book in2004. The survey involved over 450 libraries from all over the country, collecting 93,000 votes from readers. During [ ... ]  

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Library of the Year Award (Czech Republic)

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This prize has been awarded annually by the Czech Ministry of Culture since 2003 to coincide with the Library Week. The Library of the Year is awarded in two categories – to a public library in a small locality and to an outstanding project in providing library and information services. The prize is given to an individual, as well as a library. 

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Zdeňek Václav Tobolka Honorary Medallion

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This prize has been awarded annually each September by the Czech Library Association and the Library Foundation at the Libraries Today national conference since 2003. It is presented to a library or an individual in recognition of their contribution to the development of Czech librarianship. 

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Tschechischer Preis für Bibliothekare und Informationsdienstleister

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Der tschechische Preis für Bibliothekare wird seit 2001 alle drei Jahre vom “Verband der Bibliothekare und Informationsmitarbeiter der Tschechischen Republik“ (SKIP) anlässlich der Mitgliederversammlung des Verbandes vergeben. Ausgezeichnet werden Bibliothekare und Informationsvermittler für langfristige außergewöhnliche Leistungen. 

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The INFORUM Prize (Czech award for electronic information design)

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The Inforum Prize has been awarded annually by the Inforum conference organisation committee since 1999 on the occasion of the Inforum conference, organized by a private information services firm Albertina icome Praha[Prague]. Awards are given for outstanding projects, services, and activities related to electronic information sources. 

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LIBRARY THE FRIEND (Czech Republic prize for children’s libraries)

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This competition for the best children’s library is run in a two-year-cycle. The children produce reports – as at school – for the libraries at their towns and communities (with marks for library environment, librarian, collection quality, number and quality of ICT equipment for children in library, and for overall assessment). The competition jury assesses libraries based on criteria that include extent of opening hours for children, ratio of children in the community registered as library users, number [ ... ]  

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