Bibliotheca Baltica Travel Grant in Memory of Boris Volodin

Boris Fedorovich Volodin was a founding member of the Association Bibliotheca Baltica and delivered papers for each of Bibliotheca Baltica’s symposia, giving his colleagues thorough information of the development in Russia in respect to the conference themes. He died during his term as board member of Bibliotheca Baltica on May 16, 2005.

Boris Volodin had been working at the National Library of Russia, in the Research Department of Library Science, for almost a quarter of a century.  As one of the leading specialists on international comparative studies in the fields of library science and library history, he was one of the most active representatives of his country on international conferences and in international organisations.

In order to commemorate his engagement for the cooperation of libraries in the Baltic Sea Area, the Association Bibliotheca Baltica decided to issue the Boris Volodin Memorial Travel Grant, today named Bibliotheca Baltica Travel Grant in memory of Boris Volodin. It is designed to enable younger librarians from Bibliotheca Baltica’s member countries to participate in its symposia. The grant covers international travel costs and hotel costs.

Applicants should hand in an approximately 2 DIN A 4 summary in which they state their own professional view on the general theme of the symposium: “What does the symposium’s theme mean to your personal professional attitude and what interest would you have when participating?”

Eligible countries: Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Russia, Poland, Norway.

Possibility to apply for the grant for the next Symposium 2014 will be announced here in due time.  Needed is:

  • summary of about 300 words (to be expanded to a 4 DIN A4 essay by recipient of grant)
  • application form (click here)
  • estimation of travel costs and hotel expenses

The grant 2012 was awarded Alexandra Andreeva, St Petersburg, and Eva-Maria Häusner, Stockholm.