Environmental Sustainability for Libraries (ENSULIB) had a very successful and well-attended session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio last week. The group welcomed research from Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the US, and presenting the IFLA Green Library Award for 2016, which included 30 submissions. First place went to Pequeño Sol ecological library, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas state, Mexico, for its new crowdfunded and community-constructed building extension that incorporates renewable energies and recycled materials. Read the summary from American Libraries magazine.
The 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
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:
Download the application form: [English – MS Word]
Applications must be submitted before 1 April 2016:
Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB member
D-12107 Berlin, Germany
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.
Fred Stoss (librarian at University at Buffalo) is know in library world for his work in the sustainability area. He has been a long advocate, presenters, writer, and educator in ALA and beyond in the area of greening libraries. Internationally he has been working with libraries in the Caribbean and recently won an award for his efforts: the 1st Friend of the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (BNA, National Library of Aruba) Award for his work with in green education programming, helping to create the library’s Caribbean Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Program. He received the award at the 3rd annual Green Education Symposium Aruba in April. Read more here and Congrats to Fred!
I love being considered quirky so thanks to Salem Press for their Library Blog Awards, granting this Going Green @ your library blog 3rd place in the “quirky library blogs” category! Do check out the other quirky blogs (some are hilarious!), as well as the other wonderful library blogs, many of which I already follow and worth a read. Thanks to Hannah (The Global Librarianship blogger) who nominated me in the first place 🙂
(press release) Special Libraries Association (SLA) President Stephen Abram is accepting nominations through November 15, 2008 for a special Presidential Citation honoring “Knowledge to Go Green” Champions. Recipients will be announced at the SLA Leadership Summit in January 2009, which is the start of SLA’s Go Green Initiative Year (read more about it in my previous post). SLA Members or Units are eligible for the citation if they “have implemented green policies, or made significant changes to the manner in which business is conducted, with an eye toward reducing the impact on the environment.” The nomination form is available on the SLA Awards Page for Presidential Citations.