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September 18, 2014

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Lithuania’s Holds First School Library Conference; They’re Fighting for Recognition, Too

Students getting bags ready for the conference.

More than 200 Lithuanian school librarians traveled to their capital, Vilnius, on August 8 to attend their first national meeting, “New Generation of a School Library.” Speakers from Lithuania and Russia, and as far flung as Italy, Malaysia, the U.S., and Qatar, gathered to discuss the challenges facing education and school libraries—and to help government officials understand their value in schools.