А solemn assembly in the Aula, Rectorate, dedicated to the 130th Anniversary of the Sofia University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski”

plakat_130_g_1.jpgThe celebration was attended by the Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, professors from the faculties, several generations of librarians from the Sofia University Library, colleagues from various libraries in the country, guests from Croatia, Romania, Russia and Serbia, and many readers. 
The event was opened by Assoc. Prof. Anna Angelova, Director of the Sofia University Library "St. Kliment Ohridski ", who gave a solemn speech "From the idea of "A bookstore to the first university library". Assoc. Prof. Angelova talked about the history of the library, which reflects the development of the Bulgarian university education and science.

In her welcoming speech, the Director of the University Library did not miss to note that all the achieved success would have been impossible without the efforts and understanding of the university rectors and without the hard work of several generations of librarians. 
The Rector of Sofia University, prof. Anasts Gerdzikov gave a salute to the colleagues and read a greeting letter by the academic society of the University. He pointed out that the University library is not just the first scientific library in our country, but a sanctuary, a guardian of the knowledge, the heart of the spirituality on which our Alma mater – the first Bulgarian university, is build. 
The Rector expressed his gratitude to all the colleagues who have been working through the years in the Library. He gave a first degree badge of honor to the long-term employees - Slavka Shopova and Anastasiya Kirkova. 
Assoc. Prof. Todor Popnedelev, the Dean of the Faculty of history greeted the attendees with the following words: “Thank you for saving the Bulgarian science, and also the world science and by giving us the opportunity to use it. Respect!” 
The event’s moderator –Bilyana Yavrukova, Ph.D.  pointed out the students as the majority of the  readers and also revealed the initiatives, realized with the Facebook group “Класически ЦУБър”. Martin Chorbadziiski read a greeting letter by the mentioned Facebook group and expressed his gratitude towards the whole Library’s family, which helps student to gain knowledge, wisdom, friendship and courage so they walk self-esteemed on their path. 
The University library received congratulations from the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Department of “Library and Information Studies and Cultural Policy”, the National library “St. st. Kiril and Methodius”, “Ivan Vazov” Public Library – Plovdiv, the Central Library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Foundation NABIS, Bulgarian library and Information Association, the University library of the Plovdiv Univesity “Paisii Hilendarski”, Information and Library and Publishing Complex of Veliko Tarnovo University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Community Centre “Saglasie 1869” – Pleven etc.
The celebration of the 130th Anniversary of Sofia University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski” is under the patronage of the vice-president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Ilyana Yotova.

Университетска библиотека "Св. Климент Охридски" 2014