Dear colleagues! 

You are cordially invited to attend the All-Russian Library Congress: 17th Annual Conference of the Russian Library Association, which will take place in Perm’, May 13-18, 2012. It was announced “Library Capital of Russia 2012”.

The Annual Conference of RLA, which has since 2007 the status of All-Russian Library Congress – is the most significant meeting of Russian library professionals both in the number of participants and in the scope of subjects in the field of modern library science and practice to be discussed. That is why the city  hosting it is called “The Library Capital of the year”

Perm’ is the city situated in the east of European part of Russia along Kama the tribute of Volga. The city is administrative center of Perm’ region with highly developed may branches of industry, science, education and culture. The city has convenient transport communications with regions of Russia.

Perm’ was founded in 1723. It belongs to the historical cities of Russia. There are more then 400 monuments of architecture, history and culture here. Here also one can visit performances of state, municipal and amateur theatres, philharmonic society, organ hall, and networks of museums and libraries. Perm’ is known for its ballet school and unique collection of Perm’ Art gallery.

The All-Russia Library Congress: 17th Annual Conference of the Russian Library Association is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and by the Government of the Perm’ region and by several Libraries of Perm’ region

The Motto of the Congress is “Libraries and Innovation Progress in the Society”. Professional program of the Congress: 17th RLA Annual Conference includes the following subjects for presentation and discussion in the 40 sections, round tables and other events.

The working language of the Congress is Russian.

During the time of the Congress an Exhibition of printed production, new information technologies, products, goods, service will be organized by RLA.

All Congress participants have an opportunity to make presentations of their companies and products during RLA section sessions and in the Exhibition booths. Duration of each presentation should be about 5-7 minutes. Presentation costs 40 EUR. Each company may have 2 presentations, which will be included in the Congress program.


The deadline for Congress Papers

Papers and presentations should be announced before before March 10th, 2012.

The e-mail address: e-mail

The Organizing Committee asks for original and practice oriented papers, not and correspond to subject of Congress and not published before.

Plenary and keynote papers – up to 20-25 minutes, in the sections and round tables meetings – up to 15 minutes, the communications and the presentations – up to 5-7 minutes.


Papers for publication in Russian language should be sent in the Microsoft Word format before May 31, 2012. The e-mail address – ,


Online registration at the RLA Web-site:

Registration deadline by May 2, 2012.

Registration fee:

Delegate – RLA Member       1770 rubles or 44,5 EURO

Delegate – Non Member        3540 rubles or 89,0 EURO

The registration fee includes entry to all sessions, the exhibition, Congress information package (Final Programme of the Congress, Catalogue of the Exhibition, new and published materials), the professional visits to a library (if registered).

Registration fee should be sent by bank transfer no later than May 7, 2012.

Participants who have paid the registration fee after May 7th 2012 in the Congress registration in Perm’ should produce copy of corresponding paying order.

Cancellations: Please Inform RLA about any cancellations or alterations   (Fax: + 7 812 710 58 61; e-mail: , No refunds are possible for cancellations received after April 15, 2012. Refunds will not be granted after this date.

Dates of arrival: May 12-13 and departure: May 18-19, 2012.

Main Congress events: May 14-17, 2012.

Excursions: May 13 and May 18, 2012.

You are kindly requested to complete the registration form and send it by fax +7 812 710 68 61 or e-mail : or register online no later than May 2, 2012 and to transfer the registration fee no later May 7th 2012.


We look forward to see you in Perm’,


Elena Tikhonova,
Executive Secretary,
Russian Library Association