ENSULIB holds free webinars irregularly on the topics related to the green and sustainable libraries and library projects, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and other relevant emerging trends.

The following are the webinars held by ENSULIB recently. You may also visit our IFLA ENSULIB YouTube Channels and SlideShare for the relevant recordings and information.

#4 Inner Development Goals: An Interactive Webinar

Date: 9 September 2022 Time: 16:00-17:00 CEST

Speaker: Madeleine Charney

Many of us are familiar with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This interactive webinar will introduce you to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) as a critical complement to the SDGs. This research-based framework aims to develop our inner capacity to manage the increasingly complex environment and challenges. After learning about the five frames (below), we will form into breakout groups to explore the skills and qualities supported by the IDGs (e.g. self awareness, sense-making, humility, communication, courage).

  1. Being – Relationship to self
  2. Thinking – Cognitive skills
  3. Relating – Caring for others and the world
  4. Collaborating – Social skills
  5. Acting – Driving change


#3. Climate equity: A manifesto for libraries

Date: 10 May 2022 Time: 7:30 am PDT/2:30 pm UTC

Speaker: Dr. Nkem Osuigwe, Director, Human Capacity Development and Training, African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA)

This presentation explores how libraries can be proactive in putting climate equity on the top burner in their user communities.


#2. Publishing for Sustainable Development: How Libraries and Publishers can Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 10 March 2022 Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am, London Time

Speaker: Nicola Jones, Head of Publishing for the Springer Nature SDG Programme

In this webinar, Nicola will discuss

  • Why Springer Nature (SN) has a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and how this fits in with their overall strategy
  • Why and how libraries have an important role to play in supporting the Goals
  • Springer Nature’s partnership with the Association of Libraries in the Netherlands (VSNU) to look at societal impact of research content, with a focus on the SDGs
  • Other projects and initiatives SN has developed in support of the Goals


#1. The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs — The role of publishers to support the SDGs and examples from Elsevier

Date: 26 January 2022 Time: 09:00-10:00 CET

Speaker: Anders Karlsson, Vice President, Elsevier

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a powerful tool to track progress towards a sustainable society that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The research community, including librarians as information professionals and publishers, have a key role in delivering high quality information to researchers, organizations and policy makers in order to act on the world that we all live in. In the presentation, the speaker will:

  • give an overview of some of broader industry initiatives around the SDGs, but in particular introduce analytics and collaborations around the SDG research landscape;
  • address questions such as north-south collaboration and gender aspects;
  • introduce key finding from a recent report Pathways to Net Zero: The Impact of Clean Energy Research