Library of the Year 2006

The Nordic Africa Institute library was named the Library of the Year on 21 September 2006 at the Book and Library Fair in Gothenburg.

The challenge trophy, ”Konstruerat huvud” (‘Constructivist Head') by Nils Hebo.

Every year since 1986 the national trade union, DIK, has bestowed the distinction of Library of the Year on a Swedish library. In 2006 the Nordic Africa Institute library was named Library of the Year.

The jury’s motivation:
”The Nordic Africa Institute's library in Uppsala has skilfully and systematically built up a unique collection on contemporary Africa. Nordic scholarship holders, international researchers and Uppsala residents can bear witness to an abundant library, which takes pains to provide a first-class service. With the mandates assigned to the Nordic countries, the library has broadened its horizons and made literature and study material available globally, as well as to local schools and an interested public.”

Read more on DIK's website www.dik.se (In Swedish).

If you have any inquiries about the year as the Swedish Library of the Year, please contact the library: library@nai.uu.se

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