Tag Archives: sustainability

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

(20 November 2018) This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2018

(7 January 2018) IFLA’s Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Sponsorship by de Gruyter invite applications for the 3rd Green Library Award 2018. Applications submission deadline: 1st March 2018. More here: IFLA Green Library Award 2018 The announcement is here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 15 April 2018.


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IFLA Green Library Award 2017: deadline is extended to 30th May 2017

(29 April 2017) Proposals for the IFLA Green Library Award 2017 must be submitted by 30 May, 2017 to the following address: Dr. Petra Hauke, ENSULIB secretary Hochkalterweg 3a D-12107 Berlin, Germany Email: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de The announcement is here.


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Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the […]


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Sustainability and libraries: the academic library perspective

(2 November 2016) In June 2016, the Academic Libraries 4 conference, held in Hong Kong, focussed on a theme of sustainability. The conference program held a wide range of presentations on the theme of sustainability, from green initiatives to web archiving, to how to ensure traditional reference and enquiry services can be scaleable and sustainable. […]


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The very best of IFLA Green Library Award 2016

(5 July 2016) The IFLA Green Library Award was established in 2016 by Environmental Sustainability for Libraries (ENSULIB), a special interest group of IFLA. The award, generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing, communicates libraries’ commitment to environmental sustainability. Moreover, the objective is  to create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education. In […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2016 Winners announced

(18 May 2016) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner. Objectives of […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2016

(20 January 2016) The IFLA Green Library Award will reward the best Green Library submission that communicates the library’s commitment to environmental sustainability To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental      education.  Libraries of all types are encouraged to participate To support the worldwide Green Library movement, concerned with – environmentally sustainable […]


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Building the resilient library: How (and why) to leverage change and become indispensable

A Sustainable Library Series White Paper   (12 October 2015) Download a white paper based on a SLA 2015 Conference Hot Topic session – the second in a series of panel discussions on the Sustainable Library. Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a […]


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Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase

(18 June 2014)  Ithaka S+R has just published Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host-Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase, undertaken with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The final report explores the question of sustainability from the institutional point of view: while many libraries and digital humanities centers think deeply about supporting digital […]


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