On January 24 in press center of Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan held press conference for journalists by the results of accomplished work in 2018.
In 2018 National academic library held 1406 various events, visitors of which became 51640 people, including 40 cultural and image-building events, oriented to promotion of historical heritage and increasing of international attraction of Kazakhstan’s cultural and historical values. They were III International Congress of reading, International Forum of Children writers, International exhibition «Chronicle of world capitals» to 20 years of Astana, scientific and practical conference «Cultural text of Astana» etc.
On April 23, 2018 in a frame of Children literature Year in National academic library held opening of Children library.
The library’s fund is enriched and it contains more than 1,5 million items to present times.
On the library’s base develop successfully project of Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kazakh National electronic library, elaborated in accordance with international library standards, with accounts for integration with world library catalogs and creation of unique informative Kazakhstan’s library net. Content of Kazakh National electronic library composes approximately 50000 documents.
For convenience and comfortable service of library’s users 32 reading halls work in the library.
In 2018 it was opened 3 halls such as «Astana» hall with fund of Kazakh writer and poet Nurgozha Oraz; Hall of writer Abish Kekilbayev, Turkology Hall named after scientists-turkologists Beisenbay Kenzhebayev and Nemat Kelimbetov.
One of the successful activities of National academic library of the Republic of Kazakhstan is international activity. The library cooperates actively with a lot of international organizations. Head of library is Doctor of Pedagogical sciences, professor Munalbayeva U.D. Since 2016 she is Chairman of Kazakh National Committee of UNESCO program «Memory of world» under National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan by UNESCO and ISESCO affairs. The library cooperates actively with international organizations like IFLA, LAE.
Today Centers of Kazakh literature and culture are opened in 29 libraries of world.
In 2018 in a frame of realization of project «Modern Kazakh culture in a global world» it was held Forum of Kazakh culture and literature in Seoul, London, Berlin, New York. The main themes of discussions was role of culture and literature in people approach, tendencies of national literature development in condition of globalization, role of literature in forming of spiritual and moral values and interethnic culture in society as well as program «Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity», impact of Mass media to forming of public mind. In the event attended writers, poets, dramaturgists, scientists and researchers, literary critics, journalists, film makers, painters, musicians. In total amount of participants was 40 people, among which were Laureates of State awards Ulykbek Esdaulet, Beksultan Nurzhekeyev, Aldan Smail, Nesipbek Ait and other figures of science and culture.