The Lithuanian Library for the Blind organises an international conference Libraries for an Inclusive Society on 24-25 of October, 2016 in Vilnius to celebrate the Library 50th anniversary and the Library Year.
The goal of the international conference is to encourage a dialogue about realizing the full potential of disabled people to participate in social, cultural and economic life by developing inclusive library services both on the national level and across country borders.
Libraries are public institutions which strengthen communities‘ and citizens‘ creative powers, social cohesion, abilities to actively participate in civic and cultural life and reach the full potential in life. This contribution of libraries is achieved by providing information and skills to everyone, encouraging life-long learning and reading, and strengthening abilities to solve daily life problems. Libraries are open to all people and they aim to provide access to information in the most convenient, quick and appropriate manner. The national library networks are usually the densest systems of institutions that are accessible and close to citizens.
The conference is aimed at public, academic and special librarians, policy-makers, researchers and professionals at the institutions serving disabled people.