Rural Libraries of Ukraine during the Ongoing War
iSchool Presents Online Symposium October 18
Please join the SJSU iSchool for our 3rd symposium on the work of Ukrainian libraries and librarians during the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war.
Wednesday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific
Register here for this free event.
Meet Our Keynote Speaker!
Svitlana Kravchenko: Head of Scientific and Methodical Department, Yaroslav Mudryi National Library of Ukraine
I am 47. I received a professional education (Tulchyn School of Culture, now the Professional College of Culture, Kyiv State University of Culture and Arts, now the National University of Culture and Arts). At first, I started my career at the library as a 2nd category methodologist, afterward worked as a category 1 methodologist (a leading methodologist), and a chief librarian having been managing the department since June 2022.
In my professional life, one of the most crucial events was partaking in the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School program “Development Strategies for Librarians” (2016). My professional interests entail public libraries’ activities, promotion of reading, analysis of library statistics, etc.
Due to my duties, I communicate a lot with librarians from all the regions of Ukraine, learn a lot from my colleagues and strive to share my experience. One of my favorite things is growing flowers which calms and inspires me, especially during Russian shelling. In terms of my disadvantages, I am not that good at driving; yet, I promise to improve my skills.