In October a call for candidates for co-opted members of the IFLA Europe Regional Division Committee has been announced. We are happy to share that as a  result the EURDC welcomed two new members: Dagnija Baltiņa from Latvia, Director of the Special Collections Department at the National Library of Latvia and Kateryna Aleksieienko from Ukraine, Partnership Coordinator at the “Library Country” Charitable Foundation.

Dagnija and Kateryna officially started their work at the Strong and Sustainable Library Fields in Europe workshop and first EURDC in-person meeting which were held on 21-24 November in Brussels, Belgium. Their input into the workshop and meeting was highly appreciated. We were especially delighted that despite the ongoing Russian full-scale invasion in Ukraine, which affects her everyday life, Kateryna was able to come and contribute to the group work.

We are looking forward to our future collaboration.