World Library and Information Congress (WLIC):  87th IFLA General Conference and Assembly July 26-29, 2022, Dublin, Ireland

Satellite Meeting

Friday to Saturday, July 22-23, 2022 at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

For more information, please visit the UCC Library website.

Business Meetings

  • First Business Meeting (Session 034 SC Meeting):  Monday, July 25, 13:45-15:45; Room: Ecocem
  • Second Business Meeting (Virtual): It will be announced later

WLIC 2022 Congress Programme

Climate Action in Libraries: Creating a More Sustainable Future by Engaging and Inspiring Youth


Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section, Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

Thursday, July 28, 14:30 – 16:00,  Room: Liffey A

Chair: Harri Sahavirta, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Chair: Petra Hauke, Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Chair: Marianne Martens, Kent State University Ohio, United States

To register for WLIC 2022, please visit the IFLA Registration website.

This Session 152 aims to find new ways to inspire and engage children and young adults in their efforts for sustainability and bring them into libraries. More information could be found here. Presentations in this Session are listed below:

  • Libraries Inspiring Young People toward Sustainable Futures: A Danish Example [ppt]
    Søren Dahl Mortensen, Odense Central Library, Denmark
  • Croatian Libraries Engaging Youth in Sustainable Practices 
    Alica Kolaric, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Training for teachers and librarians about sustainability through Picture Books and Comics. An example from the Bibliothéque Nationale de France [ppt]
    Emilie Bettega, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, France
  • Youth and Environmental Emotions Project – Public Libraries Supporting Youth to Treat and Express Their Emotions and Views Concerning Environmental Issues [ppt]
    Veera Visuri, Helsinki City Library, Finland
  • Tales, Videos, Games and Environmental Education to Engage Children and Young Adults: Looking for Funny Approaches to get Involved With SDGs from RECIDA (Spain) [ppt]
    Rosario Toril Moreno, National Centre of Environmental Education, National Parks Autonomous Agency, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain
  • Green Initiatives Towards a Sustainable Future: Insights From Libraries in Kenya [ppt]
    Arnold Mwanzu, Aga Khan University, Kenya