NALIS signs a memorandum of understanding with the National Library of Peru

As part of celebrations marking Peru’s National Day on July 28, the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library of Peru.

The signing took place at the National Library.

NALIS Executive Director Paula Greene called the occasion significant and highly anticipated as it signaled the sharing of expertise between staff from the respective organizations.

Areas of cooperation will include, but not be limited to, preservation of documentary heritage, development of collections, digitization, preventive measures and/or risk control and sharing of materials (books, magazines, catalogs and publications ) for mutual benefit.

Greene welcomed the timing of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, which is in line with NALIS’ 2020-2023 Strategic Plan titled: Embracing Change in the Delivery of Library and Information Services.

She said: “The timing therefore could not have been better, as NALIS continues to pursue opportunities for organizational sustainability, cultural transformation and service delivery in line with best practice.

We therefore look forward to fruitful cooperation through the implementation of our Memorandum of Understanding. »

Symon de Nobriga, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office – Communications and Line Minister for NALIS, who was present at the signing, said: “The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is a watershed moment for our countries and in particular for our library professionals.

While the history of cooperation between our two countries has always been in the direction of economic cooperation, this venture into library services and the arts represents a clear understanding of the value of the arts of literature in bringing people together and the diverse cultures of our two countries.

Indeed, through this mixture of cultures, one can easily understand the truism, that there is much more that unites us than what divides us.

In their remarks, Dr. Amery Browne, Minister of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM, and His Excellency David Malága, Ambassador of Peru to Trinidad and Tobago, described the occasion as historic.

Attendees at the event included government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, Peruvian master artist Christian Bendayán, who was flown in by the Embassy to mount his art exhibit titled: Amazonian Counter-Files at the National Library (July 28 to August 20), library professionals and other specially invited guests.

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