The Ministry of culture of Ukraine held the second session of the Commission on conducting the competitive selection for the position of Director of state institution “Ukrainian Institute of the book.”
As the press service of the Ministry, after discussion of submitted programs development companies it was decided to recommend for the position of Director Alexander Koval.
Presenting his program, the President of the Lviv Forum of publishers Oleksandra Koval focused on the updating of the strategy the activities of the Institute books and organizational support, in particular, is reforming the state program “Ukrainian book” and “Digital library”.
According to Alexandra Koval, an important task of the Institute of the book is the presentation of Ukraine at international forums, working with the regions, active information policy and fundraising.
The competition was also attended by writer Natalia Bukin, Deputy Director of the Ukrainian house on socio-cultural issues Andrew Hageman, the leader of OO “Culture of Ukraine” Oksana Hayduk, curator of the literary Association “Zoryana Fortetsya” Alena Savinova, Director of the State library of Ukraine for youth Georgy Saprykin.
Recall, the Verkhovna Rada has created the Ukrainian Institute of the book in January 2016. The former Director of the Institute of the book Tetiana Teren resigned from the post this winter. In its place was appointed acting Director – Sergei Yasinsky who did not participate in the competition.