Meeting with Teachers from Lithuanian Schools Abroad

July 27, 2022

On July 22, the National Library of Lithuania hosted a meeting of Lithuanian language school teachers from different parts of the world, even from as far away as Chile, who had come to Vytautas Magnus University for intensive Lithuanian studies. At the Library, they listened to lectures presented by the researchers of the Library’s Documentary Heritage Research Department, visited current exhibitions, and had interesting discussions.

The first two lectures were held in a hybrid format, with some of the audience joining virtually. Prof. Dr. Dainius Vaitiekūnas, Head of the Lithuanian Studies Unit, gave the lecture entitled “Lithuanian Ads as a Material for Lessons.” Dr. Ilona Strumickienė, Head of the Statehood Centre at the Library, presented a lecture on the topic of recent challenges in Lithuanian history.

In the afternoon of the same day, the guests took part in two more lectures. The lecture-tour of the exhibition “I Will Save You by Horseshoe, Cross, and Raven” was led by the curator of the exhibition, Jadvyga Misiūnienė. Dr. Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė-Verbickienė, Head of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit, presented the lecture tour on old prints and manuscripts held at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room of the National Library of Lithuania.

It was not the first time teachers of Lithuanian language schools abroad visited the National Library of Lithuania. Their visits have become a welcome summer tradition.