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Acts of honor

Acts of honor and gratitude for 30 years gratuitous service for the libraries

“Snejana Ianeva” Memorial Fund and the BCause Foundation organize a campaign for acts of honor gratitude for the patriotic service of Snejana Ianeva to the democratization of Bulgarian libraries, interrupted by her untimely death.

In the last 30 years Snejana Ianeva entirely gratuitously granted her labor, expertise and efforts to the modernization of  Bulgarian libraries without getting money or  rewards for that. At the Memorial service her colleagues expressed with words their gratitude for her  the exceptional contribution to Bulgarian culture, combined with modesty, kindness and ethical attitude to everybody.

At this Memorial Website we share the initiatives, dedicated to Snejana Ianeva’s memory by libraries, universities, non-governmental and governmental organizations, municipalities and citizens. 

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The campaign is a new beginning in raising money for “Snejana Ianeva” Memorial Fund and an appeal to everybody, who knew and worked with her, to those who thanks to her efforts participated in specializations and professional development, to donate. Send your donations to the donation accountDONATE

 

National Library “P.R. Slaveykov” Veliko Tarnovo continues the lifelong work and mission of Snejana Ianeva

National Library “P.R. Slaveykov” Veliko Tarnovo continues the lifelong work and mission of Snejana Ianeva

The professionals, who now lead of the National Library "P.R. Slaveykov" in Veliko Tarnovo are among the people, who Snejana Ianeva encouraged and supported to specialize in the United States and Europe, hoping that they will lead the process of modernization and democratization of Bulgarian libraries. Today we find Associate professor Dr. Kalina Ivanova and Dr. Ivan Alexandrov at the helm of a library with amazing traditions, that now helps Bulgaria keep its identity in the world and in Europe.

 

Memorial week on the occasion of Snejana Ianeva’s birth date in Haskovo

Memorial week on the occasion of Snejana Ianeva’s birth date in Haskovo

Within the framework of the Memorial Week for Snejana Ianeva (06-14 March 2021) the Regional Library “Hristo Smirnenski” celebrated the anniversary of her birthday with a publication in its library site, in its Facebook page and on an electronic information board in the central foyer of the library.

 

Commemoration of the birth of Snejana Ianeva in Dimitrovgrad

On March 18, 2021, the community of the hometown of Snejana Ianeva marked her birth date with an event organized by the Municipal Council and the City Library. Words of respect to this remarkable Bulgarian, born in Dimitrovgrad, sounded in the hall of the library that has her name. The mayor of the town, Mr. Ivo Dimov, and the Chair of the Municipal Council, Mrs. Gergana Krasteva, colleagues and relatives of Snejana expressed their gratitude for her work and devotion to Bulgarian libraries and culture.

 

Geo Milev Municipal Library – Montana

Geo Milev Municipal Library – Montana

A day dedicated to Snejana Ianeva and a memorial garden

 

Library “Geo Milev” - Montana

Library “Geo Milev” - Montana

On March 8th, Snejana Ianeva’s birthday, the Regional Library “Geo Milev” in the town of Montana, started a Memorial Week of the acknowledgement in memory of the woman, who devoted her life to the libraries.

 

Gratitude to Snejana Ianeva from “Make your library green”

Gratitude to Snejana Ianeva from “Make your library green”

Krassimira Niagulova from Regional Library “Partenii Pavlovich”- Silistra informs.

In connection with Snejana Ianeva’s birth on the 8-th March we published in the Facebook page of the initiative “Make your library green” pictures from her visits to Silistra during the years. As many other initiatives did, “Make your library green” project started as Snejana Ianeva’s idea. It was a campaign of the section “American library experience” to the Bulgarian Library and Information Association. The initiative stimulates public libraries to give information and programs to the community, connected with the preservation of the environment, as well as to undertake steps to economize energy and other natural resources.

 

Regional Library “Liuben Karavelov” – Russe

Regional Library “Liuben Karavelov” – Russe

The team of the Regional Library in Russe remembers with respect the attention, the wholeheartedness in her attitude to our desire for growth or to problems encountered by our cultural institute. In the Memorial week, with which we mark Snejana Ianeva’s memory, the Regional Library “Liuben Karavelov” published at its website a commemorative material, photos and a link to the Memorial Website for Snejana Ianeva.

 

Vidin takes part in the Memorial week

On the website of the Regional Library “Mihalaki Georgiev” in Vidin information was published about the Memorial week, dedicated to Snejana Ianeva and about the Memorial Fund “Snejana Ianeva” - established in January 2020 by “BCause” Foundation. Snejana Ianeva was a librarian and President of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association from 2012 and Chairperson of Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation until her passing.  However in the first place she was a person, whose life was devoted to the libraries and librarianship. She was and will continue to be an inspiration and an example to all of us, working in this profession.

 

Regional Library “Emanuil Popdimitrov” – town of Kiustendil

Sofia Peicheva - the Director of the Regional Library “Emanuil Popdimitrov”- informs that the library celebrates the Memorial week in connection with the anniversary of Snejana Ianeva’s birthday and pays tribute to her inspiring and selfless service for the modernization and democratization of the Bulgarian libraries by arranging a show window with materials about her in the foyer of the library.

 

Proposal for awarding Snejana Ianeva (posthumously) with one of the highest government awards – Order of “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”

On the occasion of the Memorial week, marking Snejana Ianeva’s birthday, the Board of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association, of which Ms. Ianeva was the President until her passing, proposed Snejana Ianeva to be awarded the Order of “St.St. Cyril and Methodius” 1-st degree. The proposal for this high government award, granted by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to Bulgarian citizens with exceptional contribution to the culture of our country, was submitted on March, 11th, 2021 to the Ministry of Culture.

 

Regional Library “Nikolay Vranchev ” – Smolian in the Memorial week

Message from Svetlana Hadjieva – Director of the Regional Library “Nikolay Vranchev ”

All library specialists take a bow before Snejana Ianeva’s selfless and inspired service devoted to the development of library work and libraries in Bulgaria.

 

Municipal Library “Iskra” – Kazanlak takes part in the Memorial week

By Svetlana Koleva – Director of the Municipal Library “Iskra” in Kazanlak

The Municipal Library “Iskra” is one of the libraries, which received financial support from “Global Libraries Bulgaria” Foundation on a project for establishing its Information Center. The library expressed its gratitude to Snejana Ianeva for her service and mission with a publication at its Facebook page and a link to “Snejana Ianeva” Memorial Website.

 

UniBIT planted a memorial tree in honour of the most prominent Bulgarian librarian in the last 30 years

The text is from the blog of Dr. Vasil Zagorov -  university lecturer and scientist

A silver spruce was planted at the University of Library Science and Information Technology (UniBIT) in honour of the long-time president of the Bulgarian Library and Information Association (BBIA) and librarian Snejana Ianeva.

 

Library “Rodina” in Stara Zagora celebrates Snejana Ianeva’s birth date during the Memorial week in her honor

During the Memorial week (6-14 March) on the occasion of Snejana Ianeva’s birth on March, 8th, Library “Rodina” in Stara Zagora named after her the American Information Corner at the library. The establishment of the Corner under her guidance attracted tech equipment, attention and investments in the development of our library.

Regional Library “Prof. B. Tsonev”- Lovech celebrates Memorial week and honors Snejana Ianeva

Message from Albena Ioncheva, Public Relations

Regional Library “Prof. Benio Tsonev”- Lovech also took part in the celebration of Snejana Ianeva’s life and work. In our profile in Facebook we published information in Bulgarian and in English about the celebration of Snejana Ianeva’s birthday. She is to all of us an example with her profound sense of honesty and justice, with her energy and professional dignity. We set a link to “Snejana Ianeva” Memorial Website.

 

Academic Lecture at UniBIT

Academic Lecture at UniBIT

The Memorial Week (6-14 March) celebrates Snejana Ianeva’s birthday with an Academic Class Session at UniBit, dedicated to Snejana Ianeva

An Academic Class Session led by Prof. Dr. Tania Todorova took place at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies on March 7th, at 10 AM, thus opening the Memorial Week in the academic community. This Academic lecture is supported by the whole academic community at UniBIT, by “Snejana Ianeva” Memorial Fund and by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association. The Academic Class Session will be held annually.

 

Sofia City Library - American Center

Sofia City Library - American Center

On the occasion of the approaching Snejana Ianeva’s birthday, the American Center at the Sofia City Library published on its website a virtual exhibition “To remember Sneja (1952-2019)”. The exhibition describes Snejana Ianeva’s contribution to the establishment and development of the center and the  partnership between Sofia City Library and the USA Embassy in support of the center.

 

Municipal Library “Paisii Hilendarski” – Samokov

Municipal Library “Paisii Hilendarski” – Samokov

On 04-th March 2021 the Municipal Library “Paisii Hilendarski” – Samokov paid tribute to Snejana Ianeva in connection with her birthday on March, 8th. In her memory Mrs. Albena Ihtimanska described Snejana Ianeva’s rich biography of an inspirer and an engine of many, important for the development of the libraries, campaigns, and initiatives in Bulgaria. She remembered with great nostalgia their meetings and their joint work and spoke before colleagues from the Samokov Municipality libraries.

 

Colleagues and friends around the world commemorate in their own way the anniversary of Sneja’s passing during Christmas

Colleagues and friends around the world commemorate in their own way the anniversary of Sneja’s passing during Christmas

Colleagues and friends from Vienna, Brussels and Berlin

She loved to attend opera performances in Europe, that is why her colleagues decided to place a bouquet of Bulgarian red roses in front of the Vienna Opera House, Christmas ornaments with a memorial inscription in front of the National Opera of Belgium in Brussels and a small Bulgarian flag and a national ornament given to them by Sneja in front of the Berlin Opera.

 

A star named after Snejana

A star named after Snejana

On December 10, 2020, Sneja’s friends around the world named a star after her in the constellation Orion - one of the brightest and most beautiful constellations which can be seen from anywhere in the world. Their message of dedication will be sent into space by a spaceship during its voyage planned for 2021.