ENSULIB: volunteer to review!

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:

https://2019.ifla.org/conference-programme/calls-for-papers/

 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

1st International Conference on Green Libraries

The 1st International Conference on Green Libraries – Lets Go Green! organized by the National and University Library in Zagreb / Brijuni, Croatia, 8-10 November 2018

is the first of its kind in the world and aims to create guidelines and conditions helping libraries communicate green content and programs, promote and enhance the awareness of the communicators themselves about the environment preservation and sustainable development and to strengthen existing cooperation among institutions sharing the same area of ​​interest by exchanging insight into the current and predicted socio-economic impact of their programs on users. The official language of the conference is English.

Co-organizer of the conference is the Croatian Library Association – Working Group for Green Libraries, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.  It will be held at:

National and University Library in Zagreb
Hrvatske bratske zajednice 4, 10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
nsk@nsk.hr

Call for Presentations on topics such as: 

  • Building a green and sustainable library – architecture, adaptation, extension
  • Green collections – collection development, availability of items, educating librarians
  • Libraries and digital commons – knowledge commons, material footprint and artificial scarcity in knowledge access
  • Interacting with the community – educating users, societal impact
  • Green literacy and mental ecological education – sociology, medicine, cultural anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, ethics, bioethics in librarianship and the media
  • Green projects and programs – presentation, realization, evaluation

The application form for abstracts can be found here.   Submission deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2018.  Acceptance notices will be sent by 2 June 2018.  Conference proceedings will be published.

 

Attendance: 

  • The form for attendance applications can be found here.
  • Early registration deadline is 30 September 2018. The registration fee is 50 EUR.
  • Late registration deadline is 31 October 2018. The registration fee is 70 EUR.
  • The fee for the Brijuni excursion, which takes place on 10 November 2018, is 30 EUR.
  • A 25% value-added tax is included in the fees.
  • The fees cover participation in the conference, materials (for attendees and students), a welcome drink, refreshments during breaks and a dinner.

Webinar: Green Libraries: Getting Started

Upcoming online webinar  10/28/14  1pm eastern time zone. Directed toward Illinois librarians but seems open to all.  And Laura Barnes is a wealth of knowledge on the topic!  Sign up here. 

Do you want to incorporate environmental sustainability into your library operations and your organization but don’t know how to begin? Join Laura Barnes to learn how to develop a sustainability plan and sell it to your colleagues. We will also discuss employee engagement strategies and some library-specific things you can do to minimize your environmental footprint.

Laura Barnes is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and the Sustainability Information Curator at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research Institute. She is a degreed librarian who specializes in locating and sharing environmental information and developing finding aids for working engineers and scientists. She also teaches workshops to help businesses and organizations become more environmentally friendly and authors the Environmental News Bits blog, in addition to directing GLRPPR’s regional programs. Links to information resources she has developed are available.

Greening ALA conferences…

Please fill out this 3 question survey about greening ALA:

Go to form or fill out below:  (This survey idea came from the Librarians for Sustainability webinar series created by M. Charney, B FilarWilliams and  B Smith, hoping the new TFOE chairs and group would use to promote better sustainable practices at future ALA conferences.)

Also be sure to think about your personal green habits when conferencing. Here is a post I did about greening an ala conference in the past, a post about how green the AASHE conference was,  though its probably too late to book a flight – a post about green flying tips, and a greening conferences website recommended by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (thx!)

Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series 2012 – kickoff 2/28/12

Please join us for the kick-off webinar of the Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series 2012 :
Feb 28, 2012 – 2:00-3:00 (EST)  – Call to Action and Collaboration – Sign up now!

ALA’s Task Force On the Environment (TFOE) has been engaged in environmental issues for over 20 years and done some tremendous work but has suffered from a lack of participation and lost momentum in recent years.

Join us, and Maria A. Jankowska (UCLA Research Librarian and Editor of Electronic Green Journal), most recent TFOE chair, to understand what TFOE has accomplished, including pitfalls and successes – plus recommendations for next steps. Should this group be revitalized and/or is a change in direction indicated? What are some options for remaining engaged at the local and national levels? Where are opportunities for collaboration and action around broader sustainability issues?

Hopeful outcomes:  Informal meeting at ALA 2012 in June to work on forming a new group; planning for sustainability-related presentations at ALA 2013! – Sign up now!

Time permitting, please review Maria’s recent article, Going beyond Environmental Programs and Green Practices at the American Library Association, which provides a helpful timeline of TFOE’s history and associated activities.

Webinar series facilitators: Madeleine Charney (UMass Amherst Libraries), Beth Filar Williams (UNC Greenboro), and Bonnie Smith (University of Florida Libraries).

Stay tuned for more webinars:
April 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST) – Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries
June 12, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST)  – Preparing for ALA Annual Informal Meeting
August 28, 2012 2:00-3:00 (EST) – Action Plan Follow Up & Discussion

Questions? Contact Madeleine Charney at mcharney@library.umass.edu or Beth FilarWilliams at greeningyourlibrary@gmail.com

Are you a green library?

Monika Antonellis Green Libraries Web site –   http://www.greenlibraries.org – has been redesigned and she is updating the directory.If you are a green library and are not included in the directory please send her the information and a short write-up in the following format: Name of library (URL). City, State Abbreviation. Description highlights. LEED status. If available, the building information URL. Send  info to monika.antonelli [at] mnsu.edu