Conference: Libraries and the UN Agenda 2030: the Role of Libraries in Promoting Sustainable Development
The conference will be held online via ZOOM platform.
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Organizer: Library of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, Working Group for Green Library
Co-organizer: Croatian Library Association
Conference Topic: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held in New York in 2015 and then the world leaders agreed on a new 15-year global Program for Sustainable Development, which targets the year 2030 (the UN Agenda 2030) and which contains 17 goals of sustainable development. The concept of sustainable development implies the process of achieving a balance between economic, social, and environmental requirements. Libraries, through their various activities, can have a major impact on raising awareness of the importance of environmental protection and sustainable development. At this professional conference we want to show examples of good practice, library services, and activities of libraries related to sustainability, how to increase the awareness of librarians themselves about environmental issues and to encourage them to organize programs and activities in their libraries accordingly. There will be discussions on how all types of libraries affect their users, but also the general public, regarding green topics.
Aim of the Conference: Exchange of experiences related to green topics that emphasize the importance of acquiring skills and knowledge on environmental issues in order to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection and sustainable development.
Programme and Organizing Committee: Elvira Gotal, Blaženka Klemar Bubić, Višnja Novosel, Jasmina Sočo, Lana Zrnić
Dr. Petra Hauke, Berlin School for Library and Information Science Humboldt-Universität, Berlin; IFLA-ENSULIB
Nicolas Keller, MA, Sustainability educator, Project Manager for the first Green Library in Sweden
Ivan Kraljević, senior librarian, President of the Working Group for Green Libraries of the Croatian Library Association; home institution: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, University Library
Marija Šimunović, senior librarian, President of the Commission for Advocacy of the Croatian Library Association; home institution: Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb, Library and Documentation Center
Types of presentations
- Invited presentations (30 – 45 min)
- Paper presentations (up to 10 min)
- Poster presentations (up to 5 min)
- Participation without presentation.
The deadline for submission of paper proposals – participation with the presentation is September 30, 2021 via the link.
The deadline for submission of poster proposals is September 30, 2021 via the link.
The deadline for registration for participation without presentation is 15 November 2021 via the link.
By 1 November 2021, the Programme Committee will notify the authors whether their paper proposals have been accepted.
For a poster presentation, it is necessary to send a poster by e-mail after the author is notified that it has been accepted. The authors of the accepted posters should send a recorded presentation of the poster (Power Point or video presentation with recorded sound, up to 5 minutes long) by November 20, 2021.
The authors whose paper presentations will be accepted should send a recorded presentation of the papers (Power Point or video presentation with recorded sound, up to 10 minutes long) by November 20, 2021.
Official conference languages: English
After the conference, the e-proceedings are planned to be published (guidelines for the proceedings will be announced later).
There is no registration fee.