IFLA Green Library Award 2016 – DUE APRIL 1

ifla-logoThe IFLA Green Library Award is to reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability, including creating awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education, supporting the worldwide Green Library movement, promoting the development of Green Libraries initiatives locally and worldwide, and encouraging Green Libraries to actively present their activities to an international audience

Guidelines for submissions

Any outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the IFLA Green Library Award.

  • Any type of library can apply.
  • The project, initiative or idea may be presented in any suitable way, for example, through an essay, a video, a poster, an article or a set of slides
  • The quality and relevance of the project, initiative or idea will be evaluated by the ENSULIB committee in terms of:
    • the applicability to the goals and the scope of ENSULIB
    • the relevant discussion of current issues in the topic field
    • the quality of the overall presentation
    • the relevance to IFLA’s goals and values

Download the application form: [English – MS Word]

Applications must be submitted before 1 April 2016:

Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB member
Hochkalterweg 3a
D-12107 Berlin, Germany
Email: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de

Submissions will be reviewed by the ENSULIB award reviewing committee and will be unbiased and neutral. The finalist will be recognized for his/her outstanding submission.  The award includes € 500, sponsored by De Gruyter Saur, and will be presented at the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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Sustainability Hub Resources

Routledge offers a sustainability hub or website of resources both for purchase and for free. It includes resources by topic (some free case studies, videos, blog posts and more) but I liked their sustainability community section, which has lots of resource by vetted authors – Click on Hub Contributors (many of which I assume wrote books published by Routledge)  –  on such topics as sustainable event planning, conducting a waste audit, footprint calculator, policy writing, etc.  They have a blog as well, much of which highlights their recent publications but also includes Q&As with authors or interviews with editors.

Seed Lending Library Webinar!

RUSA is sponsoring a webinar on Monday, February 29, 2016: 2-3:15pm (central time) in Adobe Connect on the topic of What Does It Take? Building and Maintaining a Seed Lending Library  with Sally Thomas & Emily Weeks!  Register as a group or individual and check out other webinars here.

Individual registration rates
RUSA members: $40
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $25
Non-members: $65

Group registration rates: a single login ($99), or multiple logins ($38 per person, minimum 2ppl)

Contribute to the NEW SustainRT Blog!

SustainabilityRoundTableMembers of SustainRT are invited to contribute suggestions or content for the SustainRT blog by emailing SustainRTblog at gmail.com.  Blog post submissions should be 500-1000 words in length and should be on a topic related to sustainability in libraries.  Please include a short biography (100-250 words), including your credentials, if you are submitting content for the blog.

Submitting a suggestion, or content, does not guarantee publication. SustainRT reserves the right to review submissions to determine if they are appropriate for publication on the blog. Please send blog submissions to sustainrtblog@gmail.com

Book-to-Action Toolkit? Learn more in Thursday’s FREE webinar!

Libraries often have book clubs, right? but what happens when you leave the book club event … anything? How about this concept of Book-to-Action:  that book you read, that idea that inspired you or cause that calls your name, how about putting it into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic!  If you want to learn more about this idea, then join this FREE SustainRT Webinar –  Collaborating for sustainability: community and publisher partnerships and the book to action program –  Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:15 – 12:45 pm (EST) –  REGISTER NOW!

Webinar Overview:  Local community organizations and publishers can be valuable partners for libraries in creating sustainability-oriented programming. Join us on February 4 for this free SustainRT webinar to learn as Sally Thomas and Michael Weaver describe Book-to-Action programs which extend the idea of a book discussion by not only scheduling an author/speaker, but also partnering with a public service organization for a volunteer day or other community service opportunity. For more information, see the Book-to-Action Toolkit