The IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB) with the  Management and Marketing Section and Preservation and Conservation Section are seeking proposals for papers to be presented at their Satellite Meeting 2022 in Cork, Ireland.

Theme: “Inspired and Engaged on Sustainability” 

Date: July 22-23, 2022 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Host, Venue:  Cork University Collage Library, Cork, Ireland

The general aim of the Satellite meeting is to inspire and engage libraries to work on sustainability and to broaden libraries’ awareness of sustainability within the library framework. The meeting includes a session on Open Science covering the role of reliable information for sustainability and a session on SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to encourage libraries to broaden their concept of sustainability. The meeting should also inspire libraries to market their sustainable achievements with a session on green marketing. And finally, the IFLA Green Library Award finalists will be presented and the winners announced at the Satellite meeting.

We would like to invite papers particularly, but not exclusively, on the following sub-themes:

  • Open Science as a catalyst for achieving the sustainable development goals within the library framework
  • Open Science as a catalyst for achieving the SDGs in documentary cultural  heritage
  • Academic libraries and Open Science for sustainability
  • Sustainable techniques for collection care, preservation and conservation, in storage
  • The  “data curator” as new professional key role in the digital library for all digital items
  • SDGs building a sustainable future for libraries
  • Management and marketing for green and sustainable libraries
  • SDGs in art & humanities libraries

Proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must include the following information:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Style of presentation (paper or panel)
  • Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Name(s) of presenters and positions and or titles
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
  • Note a willingness to comply with IFLA’s Authors’ permission form
  • Papers / PPTs will be published in IFLA’s online Library following conference
  • Confirmation that you can attend the Satellite and present in person if selected

Send proposal abstracts (500 words or less) by 15 April 2022 Extended to 22 April 2022


Petra Hauke, email: and Ornella  Foglieni, email:

Important dates:

  • 15 April 2022 Extended to 22 April 2022 (Friday) : Deadline for submission of abstract
  • 29 April 2022(Friday): Notification of acceptance
  • 13 June2022 (Monday): Full papers submitted with author permission form
  • 11 July 2022(Monday): Deadline for submission of slides
  • 22/23 July 2022: Satellite conference

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Open Session in Cork.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the Satellite will be made available online via the IFLA Repository under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ permission form.

All expenses for attending the Satellite Meeting (e.g., travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.