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
NOT attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018? IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:
“For the second time, IFLA will live stream parts of the of the World Library and Information Congress, and we will deliver it to you without any cost. As IFLA always wants to grow, to improve, to become better, our offer is much better than last year. We will give you the chance to participate at nine sessions: the five most popular IFLA sessions and four very important sessions of the Professional Units. This will allow you to get a taste of the conference, and to participate from everywhere in the world.”
- “What’s Up with eLending?” organised jointly by the eLending Working Party and the Public Libraries Section (Wednesday 29 August from 08:30 – 10:30 GMT+8), and
- “Win-Win: building strong education, training and continuing professional development together with strong library associations” co-organised by the IFLA Management of Library Associations, Education and Training, and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Sections (Wednesday 29 August from 10:45 – 12:45 GMT+8).
- Closing Session (Wednesday 29 August from 16:00 – 17:30 GMT+8)
- Live streaming will be offered via YouTube in local time (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Check here the time in your city.
- To access the live streaming just access this playlist in YouTube and select the session. No registration is required.
- Recordings will be made available afterwards in our YouTube channel and the WLIC 2018 website after the sessions.
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.
The Green Library Checklist was originally part of the book The Green Library = Die grüne Bibliothek. The challenge of environmental sustainability / ed. on behalf of IFLA by Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner. München/Boston: De Gruyter Saur, 2013. VIII, 433 pp., Ill. (IFLA Publications, 161) ISBN 978-3-11-030972-0 Available with Open Access at https://www.ibi.hu-berlin.de/de/studium/studprojekte/buchidee/bi12
This Green Library checklist is now available in all official IFLA languages!
Deutsch/English (original) — Arabic — Chinese — French — Russian — Spanish —– Catalan — –Croatian —Finnish — Hindi — Hungarian — Italian — Norwegian — Polish — Romanian — Serbian — Swahili — Swedish — Thai — Turkish — Usbek
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.