DOI: https://doi.org/10.32461/2226-3209.2.2019.177429

Dialogue of cultures: the library as an intercultural hub

Nadiia Bachynska, Ihor Hoian, Tetiana Kychkyruk

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to determine the prospects for the development of the library as an intercultural hub. Methodology of the study. The authors have used systemic, cultural-historical, descriptive, and integrative approaches. The scientific novelty lies in the development of the concept of the library as an intercultural hub that requires the emergence of a new way of thinking, as well as in justifying the expediency of this cultural institution in contemporary globalized society. Conclusions. The results of the study lead to the conclusion that the expansion of the functional field of library institutions and transformation of the library into an intercultural hub will facilitate intercultural dialogue, in which different vectors of socio-cultural interaction are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other. The provisions and conclusions drawn in the paper can be used in the development of innovative strategies for library institutions. The authors see the directions of further research in the development of special educational and training programs aimed at training librarians – intercultural leaders.


Keywords


intercultural communication; library; intercultural hub; globalization; culture.

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