Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) is a Special Interest Group under IFLA is seeking librarians to review submissions for (1) An Open Session at the 2019 WLIC and (2) the annual Green Library Award. Welcoming reviewers from all around the world for geographical equality and from different LIS professional groups (including architects) to attain a wide perspective. As a reviewer, you will have an opportunity to become acquainted with a range of interesting sustainability projects.
1. IFLA WLIC 2019 Open Session
ENSULIB is arranging an Open Session, “Let’s Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability” at WLIC, 24-30 August 2019, Athens, Greece. The Call for Paper has been published already:
Seeking:Peer-review submissions for our Open Session. Submissions will be in abstracts form and we expect about 20 submissions. Reviewing is done with a point system, with categories such as relevance etc. Reviews will need to be completed in March.
2. IFLA Green Library Award 2019 (sponsored by de Gruyter Saur)
Seeking: Peer-review submissions for the Award. Submissions are abstracts, videos or slides. We are expecting about 20-40 submissions. Submissions are grouped so that reviewers have 10 to 12 submissions to review with evaluation is done in two rounds by giving points in given categories, like relevance etc. Reviews are to be done in April-May.
Interested? contact Harri Sahavirta, ENSULIB Convener: harri.sahavirta AT hel.fi
Attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018? ENSULIB, the IFLA Special Interest Group for Environment, Sustainability and Libraries has lots of great programming:
Sun 26 August
12.00-14.00 Poster Session (Poster no 103) “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies: Go Green!”
13.00-14.00 Session 196b, Presentation of new IFLA/De Gruyter Publications, with “Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World – Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services”, edited by: Hauke/Charney/Sahavirta (ENSULIB)
13.45-15.45 Session 116 (Library Theory & Information Literacy Sections): Panel with “From Information Literacy to Green Literacy; Training Librarians as trainers for Sustainability Literacy” (P. Hauke, Germany)
Mon 27 August
12.00-14.00 Poster Session 2 (Poster no 103) “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies: Go Green!”
12.45-13.45 Session 153b Awards Presentation, with IFLA Green Library Award 2018
Tue 28 August
09.30-11.30 Session 187 (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries & Libraries for Children and Young Adults): Catalyst for environmental and social sustainability: Libraries supporting young adults’ quest for a better future (chair: P. Hauke)
IFLA Green Library Award 2018
The third annual IFLA Green Library Award, sponsored by De Gruyter, announces the Call for Submissions for 2018. All the details may be found here: https://www.ifla.org/node/10159
Call for Papers for IFLA WLIC 2018
Join ENSULIB and the Library Services for Children and Young Adults Section for a joint session at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The Call for Papers may be found here: https://2018.ifla.org/calls-for-papers
Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services (working title) will be published this summer by De Gruyter. The contents will be drawn from papers given at ENSULIB?s 2017 Satellite Meeting, Open Session with the Public Libraries Section at WLIC 2017, and the 2107 IFLA Green Library Award.
IFLA conference is coming soon! The Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB) a special interest group under IFLA. They will be hosting a two-day satellite meeting to be held in Berlin, Germany August 16-17, 2017. Space is limited so please register soon.
Theme: “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services”
Where: Philological Library, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
The program, hotel information, and registration is all on the conference website.
Speakers are coming from Brazil, Cameroon, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Spain, Uganda, and USA.
The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 will also be presented.
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.
Save the date: ENSULIB will hold a two-day meeting in Berlin August 16-17, 2017. This directly precedes the IFLA conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Follow them on Facebook
IFLAs ENSULIB (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries)
Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016
1st Place: El Pequeño Sol ecological library (The Little Sun Ecological Library), Germinalia A.C., San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, which was found to be “a project where sustainability was in the soul of the project from the first starting of the idea until to the new library”.
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2nd Place: City of Cockburn, Australia, which was characterized as an “excellent green building with sustainable projects”.
3rd Place: La Tierra para quien la siembra (The Land is for those who sow), Columbia, which was found to be “Good working for sustainability with the community!”
More information about the IFLA award and the winning video: ENSULIB | ENSULIB on Facebook
For further information:Petra Hauke (Berlin, Germany), contact person for the IFLA Green Library Award: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Harri Sahavirta (Helsinki, Finland), convener of ENSULIB: email@example.com.