75 years University Library of the Agricultural University – Plovdiv Cover Image

75 години Университетска библиотека към Аграрен университет – Пловдив
75 years University Library of the Agricultural University – Plovdiv

Author(s): Petya Georgieva
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: Национална библиотека »Св. св. Кирил и Методий«
Keywords: academic libraries;university library;Agricultural University;Plovdiv;history of libraries;anniversary;

Summary/Abstract: In 1945, based on the Regent’s Council Decree № 180 of August 4th the first State University “Paisii Hilendarski” was founded in Plovdiv with two faculties: of Medicine and of Agronomy and Forestry. The Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry set the foundations of the present Agricultural University. In 1950 the university was divided into two independent educational institutions – HMI “Iv. P. Pavlov” and the HIA “Vasil Kolarov” with three faculties: Viticulture and Horticulture, Agronomy and Agriculture and Technology and teaching staff of 41 people, incl. 7 professors, 9 associate professors and 25 assistants, 5 of which PhD. Even today the Agricultural University – Plovdiv is the only specialized state university in Bulgaria in the field of agriculture with national and international high prestige. The University Library was opened in 1945, together with the opening of the University of Plovdiv. The Library of the Agricultural University – Plovdiv is the first university library in Bulgaria to start introducing ICT in its activities. In 2020 the Agricultural University – Plovdiv celebrated its 75th anniversary and its library gradually established itself as one of the richest specialized agricultural libraries in Bulgaria. The article presents the history and the development of the University Library of Agricultural University – Plovdiv in the 75 years from its establishment to the present day.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 38-51
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian