Annual meeting 2017


The annual meeting of the NALIS associated members took place at the Julia and Dennis Watkins Auditorium of the Elieff Center for Education and Culture on 10 May.

The Board of directors Chairman Roumen Avramov opened the session with a short welcome. Sabina Aneva made a presentation on the NALIS project achievements and outlined the foundation’s prospects. She emphasized the transition to open source library software and the need for payment of some of the services that NALIS provides. The presentation is available HERE.



The meeting went on in a collective spirit and willingness for cooperation. The conversations on the advantages of the NALIS Union Catalogue and the modernization of library services continued throughout the coffee break.



The following representatives took part:

  • of the founding libraries: SUL – Anna Angelova (director), Bilyana Yavrukova (deputy director), Teofana Kirova (head of Automation); AUBG – Nikolina Ivanova-Bell (library director); CL-BAS – Silviya Naydenova (director);
  • of the NALIS associate members: NBU library – Vanya Ruseva (head of Technical Resources and Services); Plovdiv Public Library – Antoaneta Lesenska (deputy director); Regional Library P.R. Slaveykov – Kaloyan Zdravkov; National Centre for Information and Documentation – Krasimira Ilieva; Central Agricultural Library – Margarita Stamatova (director), Maria Chocheva; Sofia Technical University – Hristina Dimitrova (library director); University of Mining and Geology – Krasimira Mihaylova (library director), Violeta Ivanova (chief expert); University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – Vanya Avramova (library director); National Academy of Arts – Darinka Dyugmedzhieva; Central Medical Library-Sofia – Gergana Palazova; Union of Architects in Bulgaria – Yuliana Glushkova (library director); University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Plovdiv – Patricia Georgieva;
  • of the National Library: Antoaneta Totomanova (deputy director);
  • of NATFA – Nadezhda Dyakova (library director)
  • of the America for Bulgaria Foundation: Vanya Tzankova – Director, Impact Assessment and Evaluation;
  • of the NALIS Foundation: Roumen Avramov (chairman of the NALIS Board of Directors), Sabina Aneva (executive director), Anna Angelova (Board of Directors member), Silvia Naydenova (Board of Directors member), Sophia Katsarska (Board of Directors member), Mila Kutsarova (project manager).




Pictures from the event