National library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:46:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 WANTED – New President and Vice President of the National Library of Wales https://savemynjlibrary.org/wanted-new-president-and-vice-president-of-the-national-library-of-wales/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 03:00:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wanted-new-president-and-vice-president-of-the-national-library-of-wales/ The Welsh Government is recruiting a new President and Vice-President for the National Library of Wales to help it through a new and exciting era of strategic growth and development. Based in Aberystwyth, the National Library – the only copyright library in Wales – has a collection of over 6.5 million books, manuscripts, maps, photos […]]]>

The Welsh Government is recruiting a new President and Vice-President for the National Library of Wales to help it through a new and exciting era of strategic growth and development.

Based in Aberystwyth, the National Library – the only copyright library in Wales – has a collection of over 6.5 million books, manuscripts, maps, photos and works of art as well as broadcast footage historical, and regularly organizes exhibitions and events for the public, in Aberystwyth and elsewhere, allowing people to experience the collections firsthand.

Pedr ap Llwyd, Managing Director and Librarian, explains why these two roles come at a crucial time for the library, which is about to launch its five-year strategic plan ‘A Library for Wales and the World’.

“The way the Library fulfills its mission continually adapts to the changing world around it. Given the effects of the pandemic and global warming, we have a bold growth plan for the library to further digitize collections, become more environmentally friendly and collaborate with communities in Wales as well as the international audience.

“Our plans will ensure that the organization continues to adapt the way it works in response to the needs of modern society and to fulfill its mission effectively over the next five years and beyond.

“To support the executive and the library, the ambassadorial roles of the president and vice president will be important as we develop new audiences and partners: they will be the public face of the library as well as the driving force behind the strategic plan. from the library. A critical part of our plan is to decarbonize our and aim to achieve an ecological footprint as part of our green agenda. “

“Engaging with international communities is essential”

“Engagement with international communities will be a key part of these roles. The newly appointed President and Vice-President will work to expand the reach of the National Library, seeking to broaden engagement not only with communities in Wales and the UK, but also by increasing its visibility at the International scale. Roles provide the opportunity to help shape the cultural identity of the nation.

“The National Library of Wales is one of the great libraries in the world, and we regard Welsh culture and language as an extremely important export which will attract the attention of international readers and scholars interested in Welsh and Celtic heritage. .

“Our unique and extensive collections are windows to Wales, and we hope we can contribute to the economic and cultural well-being of our nation by extending our collections and services to people inside and out. from Wales. Developing new relationships and engaging with an international audience will bring huge benefits to Wales and the library.

“The pandemic has accelerated our plans”

“The impact of the pandemic has, in many ways, accelerated some of the strategic plans the library had planned for the next few years, with a major shift to offer more extensive digital services and online events such as seminars and online exhibitions accessible to all. The library will play a leading role in influencing the way the people of Wales engage with their past.

“Digital technology is at the heart of the realization of our new strategy. We have been innovators in the field of the digitization of culture and heritage for many years, and these technologies will soon permeate all of our activities and services. Being more digitally accessible will expand our reach, but will also help the library meet its green agenda.

“Digitization has huge ‘green’ benefits”

“As members of the Board of Trustees, successful applicants will work closely with the Library, with the Welsh Government and with the Office of the Commissioner for Future Generations to help advance the library’s vision to decarbonize its services and to be an exemplary green cultural center. .

“Digitization has huge ‘green’ benefits. Digital collections now allow people to use our services and archives from anywhere in the world – they no longer need to travel to Aberystwyth to access library resources. This significantly reduces our carbon footprint and is a hugely important development in relation to the Welsh Government’s goals for a zero carbon public sector in Wales. “

“We develop and pass on our dynamic culture”

“The National Library of Wales is a unique institution and holds the memory of our nation within its walls.

“Our exceptional collections of Welsh and Welsh interest are not found anywhere else in the world. The National Library of Wales is the world’s leading research center for Welsh and Celtic studies and our collection of Welsh art is unparalleled.

“In the context of the Future Generations Act, developing and transmitting our vibrant culture, heritage and language to future generations is vital, and we play a crucial role in ensuring and ensuring that people can enjoy and benefit from culture. of Wales in the years to come. .

“The new President and Vice-President will appreciate the importance of expanding the reach of the library’s collections and understand their responsibility as the steward of our country’s diverse culture and history.

“The new president and vice-president will be very influential”

“These new roles provide a fantastic opportunity for the National Library of Wales to continue to develop into a 21st institution of the century, adapting to the changes and needs of a modern national library.

“The President and his Vice-President counterpart will occupy very influential roles in Wales, they will also be a key element in advancing the library’s five-year strategic plan, and act as ambassadors for the library.

Where can I find out more?

Applications for the positions of President and Vice-President are now online, with closing dates on October 13 and 20. For more information visit: gov.wales/public-appointments


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Photo exhibition celebrates older people and tackles stereotypes at National Library of Wales https://savemynjlibrary.org/photo-exhibition-celebrates-older-people-and-tackles-stereotypes-at-national-library-of-wales/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:53:17 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/photo-exhibition-celebrates-older-people-and-tackles-stereotypes-at-national-library-of-wales/ An exhibition that aims to shatter negative stereotypes about older people will be shown at the National Library of Wales on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Older Persons. Twelve people from across Wales aged 65 to 85 tell their stories through a series of photos taken by famous photographer Jon Pountney. […]]]>

An exhibition that aims to shatter negative stereotypes about older people will be shown at the National Library of Wales on the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Older Persons.

Twelve people from across Wales aged 65 to 85 tell their stories through a series of photos taken by famous photographer Jon Pountney.

From a punk rocker to a mountain sheep herder and wild swimmers to allotment garden keepers, “This is Older” celebrates the diversity of the elderly.

“I am often inspired by the communities around me – my work is rooted in people, place and history,” says Jon.

“I hope that with these amazing stories told through imagery, we can change the narrative around older people and show the depth and breadth of the experience we gain as we age.”

Sheila Kamala, 78, and Linette Johnson, 71, at the STARGalott community allotment in Splott. Credit: Jon Pountney

Linette Johnson and Sheila Kamala attribute an active life to being on guard and disliking when the elderly are portrayed as passive and deserving of pity.

“We don’t fit into this mold [of older stereotypes] and a lot of people don’t fit that mold, ”says Linette.

“We hope that what we’re doing really encourages people to take an interest in something else. For those with the physical ability and the mental health, to do something positive, go ahead!”

“Let’s be positive, think positively, and do positive things.”

Patrick Dobbs, from Llanddeusant. Credit: Jon Pountney

Patrick Dobbs, 85, is a mountain sheep farmer who hopes to continue working on his Brecon Beacon-based farm for “another ten years – with a little help”.

Jay Edwards, 67, worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse in his native Australia, before moving to the UK. Credit: Jon Pountney

Jay and Helen have been married for over 20 years and have 12 grandchildren. Four in Great Britain and 8 living in Australia.

Jay’s advice is, “In our heads, we’re not old, it’s just our body telling us that.

“It’s all about perspective; make the most of the time – don’t worry about a thing. Above all, be kind to people. “

Gaynor Jones, 69, from Garw Valley Credit: Jon Pountney

Gaynor is a huge dance fan who enjoys restoring classic motorcycles in her spare time.

Chrissy Bolton of Rhos on Sea with Colwyn Bay Bluetits Swimming Group. Credit: Jon Pountney

A cancer survivor who lost her partner in 2019, Chrissy, 65, uses sea swimming to help her feel alive and invigorated while suffering from fibromyalgia and polymyalgia.

Paul Searle, 68, and his partner Jackie Bagnall, 61. Credit: Jon Pountney

Paul Searle is a former petrochemical engineer and has turned his family garden into a wildlife refuge.

Martin Briggs, 70, is a painter and printmaker in Canton, Cardiff. Credit: Jon Pountney

A painter and printmaker who plays in a local orchestra, Martin Briggs also manages to find time to enjoy sailing in Cardiff Bay.

Pantomime performers from the Taibach Rugby Club, Port Talbot. Credit: Jon Pountney

Victoria Lloyd, Managing Director of Age Cymru, who collaborated on this project, said: “There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ elderly person, and looking carefully at each of the images featured in our It’s older The exhibition will help the general public to recognize that aging does not mean losing your individuality.

“We are so proud of Jon’s exhibition and work, and hope the public will enjoy learning more about the life behind the photos as much as we do. ”

This Is Older is open for free admission until December 10, 2021 at the Gregynog Gallery, the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.


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National Library of Scotland: Sir Drummond Bone appointed new president https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-scotland-sir-drummond-bone-appointed-new-president/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:10:36 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-scotland-sir-drummond-bone-appointed-new-president/ A former senior vice-principal of the University of Glasgow has been appointed the new president of the National Library of Scotland. Prominent scholar Sir Drummond Bone, currently chairman of the Wordsworth Trust, said he was excited to help grow the library as it heads towards its centenary in 2025. Trained at the Ayr Academy at […]]]>

A former senior vice-principal of the University of Glasgow has been appointed the new president of the National Library of Scotland.

Prominent scholar Sir Drummond Bone, currently chairman of the Wordsworth Trust, said he was excited to help grow the library as it heads towards its centenary in 2025.

Trained at the Ayr Academy at the University of Glasgow and Balliol College in Oxford, Sir Bone began his career as an English teacher, notably for his work on Byron.

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His first post was at the University of Warwick, but in 1980 he returned to Glasgow. After 20 years at the University of Glasgow, he became Principal at Royal Holloway University in London, Vice-Chancellor in Liverpool and Master of Balliol College from which he retired in 2018.

Sir Drummond Bone

Sir Bone has served as Chairman of Universities UK and Chairman of the UK Libraries Research Reserve Project. He has been chairman of the Liverpool Capital of Culture Company, vice chairman of the Northern Way and chairman of its science and innovation committee, served on the technology and innovation committee of the CBI and was a consultant for many organizations involved in international higher education. He chaired the Arts and Humanities Research Council, retiring in 2021.

Sir Bone said: “As a frequent user of the library over the past century, I am delighted to help develop it in the 21st century, as it approaches its centenary in 2025.

“It’s a new world for libraries, with the ability in the digital world to reach so many more people, with so much interest to share. ”

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Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth added: “I warmly congratulate Sir Drummond Bone on his appointment as President of the National Library of Scotland.

“He has had an illustrious career as an expert in English literature and is a recognized scholar of the works of Byron – a legendary writer who spent his childhood in Scotland and who has a strong presence in the collections of the National Library.

“Sir Drummond Bone has also held impressive leadership positions in the wider cultural sector and this highly relevant experience will be invaluable for the National Library as it nears its centenary in 2025.”


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Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the renovated National Library of France on the occasion of its 300th anniversary https://savemynjlibrary.org/emmanuel-macron-inaugurates-the-renovated-national-library-of-france-on-the-occasion-of-its-300th-anniversary/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 13:38:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/emmanuel-macron-inaugurates-the-renovated-national-library-of-france-on-the-occasion-of-its-300th-anniversary/ French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the historic Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) recently renovated in Paris on September 28, 2021. The Richelieu site of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) is 300 years old and will be reopened to the public after undergoing renovations for 10 years. The ten-year project was completed earlier this week. […]]]>

French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the historic Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) recently renovated in Paris on September 28, 2021. The Richelieu site of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) is 300 years old and will be reopened to the public after undergoing renovations for 10 years.

The ten-year project was completed earlier this week. The renovation project aimed to renovate the historic structure, preserving its uniqueness and strengthening the monument to safety and accessibility standards.

French President inaugurates 300-year-old National Library of France

The monument has been given a facelift to preserve the historical collections. In a tweet, the French president shared the images of his visit and wrote: “After 10 years of renovation, the National Library of France (BnF) Richelieu will soon open its doors to the public. For 300 years, it has been the temple of French language, literature and knowledge. Thanks to this project, it will remain a living place, in tune with the world. The renovation project dates back to the late 1990s and after the renovation over 20 million documents were kept in the new BNF library.

By visiting the Richelieu site of the National Library of France, just restored, the president praised a place of history, contributing to “the art of being French”.

During his visit to the historic BNF site, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary and the completion of a decade of restoration work, Emmanuel Macron spoke of the great heritage of language and art in France. In front of 200 visitors gathered in the reading room, he declared on Wednesday: “When we frequently ask ourselves the question of our identity in our political discussions, I am convinced that France was formed by the State and the language . Our identity has never been established on narrowing, neither on first names nor on forms of conflict “, as Archyde reports. In his speech, the French president also prepared the ground for his campaign for the next elections to retain power.

As the Archyde newspaper reported, he added, France has always written its own world history and has always seen itself as universal.

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Ready for a month of culture and art at the Qatar National Library? – Doha News https://savemynjlibrary.org/ready-for-a-month-of-culture-and-art-at-the-qatar-national-library-doha-news/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:24:45 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/ready-for-a-month-of-culture-and-art-at-the-qatar-national-library-doha-news/ The library is launching a series of events and activities for the month of October. Art, culture, music and photography – these are just a few of the activities that the Qatar National Library (QNL) has scheduled for the month of October for the community to enjoy. For those who have children and young adults […]]]>

The library is launching a series of events and activities for the month of October.

Art, culture, music and photography – these are just a few of the activities that the Qatar National Library (QNL) has scheduled for the month of October for the community to enjoy.

For those who have children and young adults at home, various activities will be readily available to satisfy their interest in learning and discovering new hobbies while expanding their knowledge.

Starting October 1, QNL will launch its first online GIF contest for people ages 12-18. This fun activity will allow participants to develop creative GIFs from images that represent the library’s distinctive digitized collections.

They can then upload their final work to Instagram with the hashtag #GIFwithQNL – and the price? The top three GIF makers will get seats as jury members at this year’s Ajyal Film Festival 2021.

The next day, the library will welcome Abdullah Hilal Almohannadi, a high school student who will discuss and raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and how to deal with it at school.

On October 5, the first Virtual Scientific Research Forum for Young Adults, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Qatar National Research Fund, will be held at this world-renowned facility.

Middle and high school students will be introduced to Qatar’s national scientific research priorities that will help them acquire research skills. Workshops will also be available for students to present their scientific projects to the public.

On October 6, QNL will organize an event to shed light on the diversity and breadth of jurisprudence schools in Qatar as part of the celebration of “Doha capital of culture in the Islamic world”.

The library will also host a session to highlight the efforts of the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed, in printing and publishing religious books to disseminate knowledge about Islamic culture.

As with all music lovers, a live concert by the Mosaic Ensemble, made up of members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, will take place in the library on October 6, during which around 20 musicians will perform classical Egyptian and Qatari songs.

October 10 will see a session on the importance of children’s mental health, while on October 13, a session on the new higher education strategy in Qatar.

October 16 will be dedicated to sustainability and environmental efforts, with sessions to teach the community about marine life, the impact of plastic pollution in Qatar, suggesting some simple solutions they can implement to protect the environment.

The library will also host a hands-on workshop by photographer Khalifa al-Obaidli, also director of the Tasweer Photo Festival, on October 22 and 23 as part of the “Between science and art: the beginnings of photography in the Middle East“exhibition.

This one focuses on the stories of early photographers, showcasing models of archaeological images that encapsulate some of the region’s most significant moments.

The spellbinding snapshots are considered one of the rarest collections in the world, as they date back to the announcement of photography’s discovery in 1839.

The rest of the month will also see several other activities that promote education, health and the arts.

Those who wish to participate in the activities can do so by visiting the library from Saturday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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How can I continue to visit the exhibits in the National Library building safely?, Singapore News & Top Stories https://savemynjlibrary.org/how-can-i-continue-to-visit-the-exhibits-in-the-national-library-building-safely-singapore-news-top-stories/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/how-can-i-continue-to-visit-the-exhibits-in-the-national-library-building-safely-singapore-news-top-stories/ While libraries and archives remain open with secure management measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can also visit some of the exhibits in the National Library building from the comfort of your home. The National Library Board (NLB) has developed virtual exhibits that provide an authentic and enriching experience for everyone. The […]]]>

While libraries and archives remain open with secure management measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can also visit some of the exhibits in the National Library building from the comfort of your home. The National Library Board (NLB) has developed virtual exhibits that provide an authentic and enriching experience for everyone.

The news gallery: beyond the headlines

Take NLB’s virtual news gallery for example. Artifacts from the popular permanent exhibition have been digitized and uploaded here.

Like the physical exhibition on level 5 of the National Library building, the virtual gallery has three sections: the first editions; Behind every story; and Fact or False.

First editions

Featuring The Singapore Free Press, Utusan Melayu, Nanyang Siang Pau and Tamil Murasu, this virtual exhibition will take you back to the roots of Singapore’s newspaper industry. The trip provides insight into the concerns and interests of different communities and shows how newspapers reflect the rich socio-cultural tapestry of our country.

Behind every story

Different priorities and concerns mean that incident and development reports are influenced by different factors. By analyzing reports on the fall of Singapore, the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, among others, this exhibition sheds light on how these major events were covered from several angles.

Done or Wrong?

In the age of social media and the internet, fake news can – and does – cause enormous damage. Check out case studies of prevalent lies in this section, like the 2012 WhatsApp lynchings in India and a 2018 deepfake video of President Obama.


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TETFund takes over the National Library project https://savemynjlibrary.org/tetfund-takes-over-the-national-library-project/ Tue, 28 Sep 2021 04:17:49 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/tetfund-takes-over-the-national-library-project/ The The federal government has approved the resumption of funding for the National Library project from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), which, according to the current assessment, required more than N50 billion to complete. Speaking recently in Abuja, when the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) headed by its President, Professor Innocent Ekoga, paid a working […]]]>

The The federal government has approved the resumption of funding for the National Library project from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), which, according to the current assessment, required more than N50 billion to complete.

Speaking recently in Abuja, when the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) headed by its President, Professor Innocent Ekoga, paid a working visit to the ministry, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, said the critical step being taken by the government was to reposition library services in the Nigerian education sector for efficient service delivery.

Echono recalled that work on the National Library has been stalled for years due to insufficient funding, adding that efforts to get the private sector to complete the project have not yielded results.

Upon his nomination with an Association award, Echono said he was humbled and delighted to be honored by such a reputable association, describing the award as a great privilege for him.

The Permanent Secretary dedicated the prestigious award to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, respectively.

Earlier in his remarks, Association President Professor Innocent Ekoga expressed his deep gratitude to the Buhari administration, saying the completion of the National Library would bring honor and pride to all Nigerian librarians and provide the essential reservoir for Nigerian researchers. , students and the general reading public.

He noted that the investiture of the Permanent Secretary Service Award was the highest honor ever bestowed on a non-librarian by the Association.

He also revealed that the nomination was the seventh of its kind by the Association in the past four decades.

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Qatar National Library Welcomes Nominations for Second Open Initiative Award https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-welcomes-nominations-for-second-open-initiative-award/ Sun, 26 Sep 2021 12:38:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-welcomes-nominations-for-second-open-initiative-award/

Doha: The Qatar National Library is calling for nominations for its second Open Initiative Prize, with a deadline of October 7, 2021. The prize will be awarded to the best initiatives that have contributed to the advancement of the scholarships. opened studies in Qatar within the past year.

In its inaugural year in 2020, the Open Initiative Award witnessed some of the best project submissions in the areas of student mentorship, open access research, and journal publishing. Dr. Julie Decock, Scientist at Cancer Research Center, QBRI-HBKU, and Assistant Professor at College of Health and Life Sciences, HBKU, won ‘Best Individual Award 2020’ and Bait Al-Mashura Journal won ‘Best Institutional Award 2020. ”

HE Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State of Qatar and President of the Qatar National Library, said: “We are proud to launch the second Open Initiative Award and look forward to receiving the best submissions from our candidates for the Qatar. The open access movement is essential, as it unlocks the potential of research, giving free access to all data and thus making it easier for individuals and institutions to immerse themselves in groundbreaking research. As we enter the second year of the awards, we hope to inspire individuals, institutions and the research community to share their knowledge and make all results visible and accessible to all.

The winners of the Open Initiative Award 2021 will be announced at a virtual ceremony on November 3, the closing event of Open Access Week, scheduled to take place October 25-31.

During Open Access week, the library will host a workshop where editor Taylor and Francis will guide local researchers and authors on how to prepare a manuscript for submission and publication in open access journals. The library will also host a panel discussion to explore the topic of a sustainable and successful open access future in Qatar and the region.

Open Access Week is organized as part of International Open Access Week, a global event and an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share their learnings with scholars and researchers. colleagues and help inspire wider participation to bring open access to a new standard in scholarship and research.

To submit your nomination for the Open Initiative Award, visit the awards page on the library website website.

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The Deputy Emir meets the President of the French company Total

Sep 26, 2021 – 12:49 PM

Deputy Emir HH Sheikh Abdallah ben Hamad Al-Thani met on Sunday morning at Amiri Diwan’s office the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the French company Total HE Mr. Patrick Pouyanne and his accompanying delegation, who called the Emir assistant to greet him. on the occasion of their visit to the country.



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Israel National Library publishes rare photographs of Sukkot during 1973 war https://savemynjlibrary.org/israel-national-library-publishes-rare-photographs-of-sukkot-during-1973-war/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:53:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/israel-national-library-publishes-rare-photographs-of-sukkot-during-1973-war/ The National Library of Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Almost 50 years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel published a number of rare photos showing how the feast of Sukkot, or “Feast of Tabernacles,” was celebrated during the conflict, even as war raged in Sinai and the Golan Heights. Also […]]]>

The National Library of Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Almost 50 years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel published a number of rare photos showing how the feast of Sukkot, or “Feast of Tabernacles,” was celebrated during the conflict, even as war raged in Sinai and the Golan Heights.

Also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, the Yom Kippur War took on this name because it erupted on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Because of her name, many forget that Sukkot, which begins just days after Yom Kippur, also fell during the heat of the fight.

Biblical injunction orders Jews to sit in temporary dwelling called sukkah during the party. Due to the circumstances of the war, the Chief Military Rabbi had declared the soldiers exempt from performing this command, but many soldiers built sukkah on jeeps and other military vehicles anyway, some even in enemy territory.

The photos include a number taken by photographer Nathan Fendrich, a then 39-year-old American tourist who had come to Israel to document historical and archaeological sites. Stuck in Israel at the start of the war, he decides to travel between the different fronts, armed with his camera.

Fendrich recently donated his collection, including hundreds of previously unseen photographs, to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.

At the end of Sukkot, the turning point in the war came as the Israel Defense Forces shifted from defense to offensive. A contemporary newspaper article from deep within Syrian territory described the discovery of a sukkah on the way to the site of the critical battle at the Hushniya junction, with a soldier recounting: “The guys from the armored division set up the sukkah. Yes, they succeeded in fulfilling the mitzvah of sitting there before being called upon to destroy the last enemy pocket…. “

The photos are part of the National Collection of Photographs of the Pritzker Family at the National Library of Israel, the largest collection of its kind in the world, providing a visual record of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine, as well as of society and of Israeli culture from the mid-19th century to the present day. . The collection includes more than 2 million items, including photo albums, individual photos, postcards, personal collections and archives of private photographers and photographic agencies.


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National Library steps up campaign on reading culture in Kogi – Blueprint Newspapers Limited https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-steps-up-campaign-on-reading-culture-in-kogi-blueprint-newspapers-limited/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:19:19 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-steps-up-campaign-on-reading-culture-in-kogi-blueprint-newspapers-limited/ The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has launched an awareness campaign across the country calling on schoolchildren and young people to change attitudes and immerse themselves in the culture of reading. Liberian National Chief Executive Officer Professor Chinwe Anunobi on Thursday appealed during the 2021 readership promotion campaign, tagged: “Building a nation of readers; Share […]]]>

The National Library of Nigeria (NLN) has launched an awareness campaign across the country calling on schoolchildren and young people to change attitudes and immerse themselves in the culture of reading.

Liberian National Chief Executive Officer Professor Chinwe Anunobi on Thursday appealed during the 2021 readership promotion campaign, tagged: “Building a nation of readers; Share your story ”in Lokoja.

She said the campaign aimed to encourage and revive the moribund reading culture among Nigerians by promoting the availability of good reading materials.

Anunobi, who was represented by Ms. Idongesct Akpabio, Head of Legal Deposit, NLN, Abuja, added that the campaign also aimed to collectively seek solutions with other stakeholders to overcome identified obstacles to the reading habit. in Nigeria.

“To achieve this over the years, the NLN has continued to embark on readership promotion campaigns focused on primary and secondary school children and youth by educating, informing and educating them about the culture of reading.

“The campaigns are also extended to certain identified groups in society, such as pregnant and breastfeeding women in maternity wards, workers and travelers in car parks, inmates in correctional centers and rural communities across the country.” , she said.
NLN’s Kogi branch official Ms. Oyiza Agu said the program was launched following the predominantly declining culture of reading in Nigeria, adding that the program was an annual ritual to promote reading at home. – beyond the simple use and reason for examination.

She said this was to support the establishment of model book clubs in Nigeria and empower stakeholders to actively promote reading and make Nigeria a nation of reading through partnerships and collaborations.

In his remarks, Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wemi Jones, represented by a Director of the Ministry, Mr. Augustine Omede, stated the need for children in primary, secondary and tertiary schools to ‘get into the habit of reading.

He added that the culture of reading remains the surest way to develop their knowledge for global information.

The highlight of the event was a lecture on the importance of library / reading, presented by the director of the Kogi branch of NLN, Agu, followed by the presentation of the certificate of participation to the schoolchildren.

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