Silvija Tretjakova

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Silvija has worked at the National Library of Latvia since 1979. She has acquired the degree of Master of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Latvia. Silvija is now Head of the Children’s Literature Centre. She says her greatest personal achievements are connected with the development and successful implementation of the programme for promoting reading in the whole state and in the Latvian centres abroad. This programme involves about 20,000 children between the ages of 5–18 years, making them active critical readers. This has a positive impact on the processes of writing, translation and publishing of children’s books in the state. From 1997-2003 she was the first President of the Latvian Section of IBBY and is at present the Liaison Officer. She is an author of more than 40 publications in professional journals, and is co-author of many text books.