Russian library association cordially invites you to attend the All-Russian Library Congress: 17th Annual Conference of the Russian Library Association, which will take place in Perm’, May 13th -18th, 2012. This city is announced “Library Capital of Russia 2012”.

The Annual Conference of RLA: All-Russia 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 – host is announced as “Library capital of the year”.

The All-Russian Library Congress: 17th Annual Conference of the Russian Library Association is opened for the specialists of all kinds of libraries, information centers, archives, museums, research institutions, institutions of culture, education and law, public organizations and representative of state administration.

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

The Russian Library Association invites publishers, book trade companies, institutions and companies concerned with the information activities, computer and other companies, producing equipment, goods and services for libraries to take part in the 13th The Exhibition of publishers’ produce, new information technologies, products and services to be held May 14-16, 2012 in Perm’, Russia.

Perm’ is city in the East of European part of Russia, it is the administrative center of Perm’ region. Modern Perm’ is a big center of industries; the city, which occupies third largest square after Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Its population is 990000.

In the Perm’ region there are 1820 libraries, including 818 state and municipal public libraries. In addition, there are libraries of state and non-state high educational institutions (The Perm’ National Research Polytechnic University, The Perm’ National Research University, The Perm’ Regional Medical Information-analytical Center, branch of High School for Economics, Perm’ branch of Moscow State University for Commerce, Ural branch of Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture etc). Many of these institutions include also research departments.

The participants of the Exhibition will have a chance to take part in the plenary sessions of All-Russian Library Congress: 17th Annual Conference of the RLA, in the meetings of its sections and round table discussions on the library issues of current importance, including the problems of library development and acquisition, their modernization and re-equipment. The participants will be given an opportunity to hold a presentation of their companies.

The All-Russia Congress: 17th Annual Conference of RLA held under support of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, by the Government of Perm’ Region and by several Libraries of Perm’ Region.

Online registration at the RLA Web-site:

Registration deadline by May 2, 2012, 24.00 (MSK).

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

Core Congress Dates: May 14th –17th, 2012.

Te time of the Exhibition May 14th – 16th, 2012.

Library Visits and Tours: May 13th and May 18th, 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 Program of the Congress, Catalogue of the Exhibition, new published materials), the professional visits to a library (if registered).

To participate in the All-Russia Library Congress 17th annual RLA conference one should be registered on the RLA site before May 2 2012. The registration fee should be paid not later May 7th 2012.

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

The Exhibition participants, who wish make a presentations on the meetings of sections or round tables should apply to Organizing committee for inclusion into the Congress Programme not later than March 10th, 2012.

For inclusion into the Catalog the registration should be done not later than March 20th, 2012.

For more information on the Congress and Exhibition and for the hotel reservation please address the Russian library Association website


Elena Tikhonova,
Executive Secretary of RLA
The Headquarters of Russian Library Association:
Ph.: + 7 (812) 718-85-36,
Fax: + 7 (812) 710-58-61

Organizing Committee of the Exhibition:
Tatiana Nizhnik
Elena Smirnova
18 Sadovaya str., St.Petersburg, 191069, Russia
Ph.:./Fax: +7 (812) 710-57-71, 718-85-34

We look forward to see you in Perm’,


Elena Tikhonova,
Executive Secretary of RLA