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Libraries and Librarianship in Hungary
Libraries and Librarianship in Hungary

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Published by: KIntezet on Oct 14, 2010
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Library of the Year

Since 1996, the Library Department of the Ministry
of Education and Culture annually calls for nomi-
nations for the Library of the Year award. The aim
of this competition is to encourage libraries to re-
new and significantly improve the quality of their
services in order to become an integral part of their
local community. The proposals must be accompa-
nied by supporting documents, such as users’ feed-
back and evaluation. The grant can be awarded to
any type of library.
The Library of the Year is selected by a committee
representing the professional organisations. The
award is presented by the Minister for Education
and Culture during the annual library week in Oc-

Széchényi Ferenc prize

This prize, named after the founder of the National
Library, is awarded to one or two professionals in the
library, museum or archive fields for exceptionally
high quality professional achievements.



Szinnyei József prize

This prize is awarded annually to six librarians for
outstanding professional activity over a longer pe-
riod of time, and for initiatives that considerably
advanced the library field in Hungary.

Bibliotheca Commemorative Medal

This medal is awarded annually to ten librarians for
excellence in library management, library sciences or
good practice in library services.

Commemorative Medal of the Association
of Hungarian Librarians

Since 1985, this medal has been one of the ways to
recognise the value of the work done for the Associa-
tion. The medal is awarded to five librarians – staff of
the Association or other members who did voluntary
work in the organisation of nation-wide campaigns
and events - at the annual conference.

Young Librarian of the Year

Promoted jointly by the Association of Hungarian
Librarians and the Alliance of Libraries and Infor-
mation Institutes, this title is awarded annually to
one librarian under the age of 33 for outstanding pro-
fessional achievement.



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