On the morning of April 2nd, the 28th Joint Conference of Directors of Public Libraries at Municipal Level across Zhejiang Province was held in Hangzhou. Ni Wei, the Chief of the Division of Public Culture of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture attended the conference and made a speech. The leadership lineup and the heads of relevant departments of Zhejiang Library, the Directors of public libraries at municipal level and children's libraries at municipal level also participated in the conference. The conference was hosted by Mr. Chu Shuqing, the director of Zhejiang Library.
The conference held discussions on the activities of Zhejiang public libraries, including borrowing and returning via credit, U Book Rapid Borrowing and National Reading Day, and on the data statistics of basic service and the 2018 work plan of Zhejiang Province Society for Library Science. The conferees put forward their own opinions and suggestions one after another based on the realities of their works. Chu Shuqing proposed to speed up the construction of the public library service system in Zhejiang Province, to promote the resources sharing across the whole province and improve the efficiency of integrated service, to clarify the positioning of the roles for libraries at provincial, municipal and county (city, district) level, to set up Central Library Committee at both provincial and municipal levels, and to further promote the provincial libraries and libraries at municipal level to give play to their respective functions of being the central library at provincial level and regional central library, to further strengthen construction of central and branch libraries at county level, to make overall plans and coordinate, to constantly improve the service system, and to jointly promote the prosperity and development of the library undertakings. Ni Wei put forward the requirements for the following works of the public libraries across the whole province: Firstly, we should reach solidarity from top to bottom and jointly boost the activities: borrowing and returning via credit, U Book Rapid Borrowing and National Reading Day. Secondly, we should fully implement the Public Library Law and the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Public Cultural Services, and organize the laws with an earnest attitude according to the requirements, so as to ensure that the implementation is in place. Thirdly, we should boost the construction of City Libraries; make sure that City Libraries achieve a full coverage on county (city and district). Fourthly, we should carry out the integration of public digital culture with an earnest attitude in accordance with the uniform standard issued by the province. Fifthly, we should contribute our efforts to coordinate the setup of readers for the blind. Sixly, we will carry out the joint army-civilian efforts and serve well as needed, with Jinhua City as the trial basis. Seventhly, we should give full play to the functions of the library; actively promote the construction of the Auditorium of Culture, the works of public cultural centers of the whole province, such as the Ten Hundred Thousand Project. Eighthly, we should implement well the sound functioning of ideology, the network security and production safety.