29 May 2021

IFLA Green Library Award 2021

 

IFLA Green Library Award 2021

"ENSULIB announces
6th IFLA Green Library Award 2021 Longlist
in Two Categories"

With generous sponsorship from De Gruyter Publishing (Boston/Berlin), ENSULIB circulated a Call for Submissions for the IFLA Green Library Award for the sixth year in a row. Any type of green library or any outstanding green library project, initiative or idea was invited to apply for the IFLA Green Library Award. Libraries with a small budget but a great impact were explicitly invited to participate in the competition. Deadline for submissions was 15 March 2021.

All submitted applications received by ENSULIB were firstly checked to determine if they were properly prepared and follow the guidelines for submissions. These applications were selected for the longlist.

The quality and relevance of the project, initiative or idea will be evaluated by the independent international ENSULIB Award Reviewing Committee in terms of:

  • Applicability to the goals and the scope of ENSULIB
  • Contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Quality of the overall presentation, public visualization via website etc.
  • Relevance to IFLA’s goals and values (Key Initiative 4.1)

To ENSULIB’s great delight, despite the global pandemic and its massive impact on libraries 33 submissions were received from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United States.

See the full IFLA Green Library Award 2021 nominated longlist in two categories listed alphabetically by country below.

The reviewing process is still in progress. The IFLA Green Library Award 2021 nominated shortlist will be published in May.

The two finalists of the IFLA Green Library Award 2021 in the categories “Green Library” and “Green Library Project” will be announced during the virtual World Library and Information Congress 17/19 August 2021.

Longlist “Green Library”

Country

City

Library/Institution

Submission Title

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Library of the National Congress of Argentina

The socio-environmental commitment of the Argentine Library of Congress

Australia

Altona

Hobsons Bay Libraries (EnviroCentre)

EnviroCentre @Hobsons Bay Libraries

Canada

Edmonton

The Edmonton Public Library

Edmonton Public Library

China

Wuhan

Hubei Provincial Library

To Extend the Implication of Green Library in the Context of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Example of Hubei Provincial Library in China

China

Shenzhen, Pingshan District

Pingshan Library

Green Efforts of Pingshan Library

Colombia

Cali

Biblioteca Pública Daniel Guillard

EN MI BIBLIOTECA LA TIERRA ES DE TODOS 2021

Croatia

Karlovac

Public Library “Ivan Goran Kovačić”

Our Green Story – Our Green Festival

India

Panjim

Bookworm Trust

Envisioning a Green Library in the Panjim City

Iran

Tehran

National Library and Archives of I.R.Iran

National Library and Archives of Iran Green Initiative

Italy

Milan

Bocconi University Library

Here comes the sun. The Bocconi University Library from saving to producing energy

Russia

Moscow

Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology (RNPLS&T)

Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and Sustainable Development Goals. RNPLS&T is a socially responsible library

Slovenia

Ormož

Knjižnica Ormož

Green Library - Uniting the Local Community on its Road to Sustainability

Longlist “Green Library Project”

Country

City

Library/Institution

Submission Title

Austria

Linz

Stadtbibliothek Linz – City library of Linz,

Linzrad - Free cargo bike hire at the city library of Linz, Austria

Croatia

Zadar

Zadar Public Library

Zadar Public Library

Croatia

Šibenik

Public library „Juraj Šižgorić“

Green library in Šibenik

Cuba

Santa Clara, V.C.

Asociación Cubana de Bibliotecarios, Villa Clara Branch

BiblioVerde, un espacio para compartir y aprender en armonía con la naturaleza

Finland

Oulu

Oulu City Library

A Responsible Library as Promoter of Environmental Awareness

France

Fontaine-Etoupefour

Médiathèque de Fontaine-Etoupefour

Réalisations et projets d’une médiathèque engagée pour l’environnement

Germany

Wetzlar

Stadtbibliothek Wetzlar

European Sustainability Week 2020 in the Wetzlar City Library

Spain

Valsaín (Segovia)

National Center of Environmental Education (CENEAM)- National Parks – Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge

RECIDA, The Spanish Network of Green Libraries working for Sustainability

Switzerland

Vevey

Bibliothèque municipale

Everything will be fine tomorrow (IoI)

Ukraine

Kyiv

National Library of Ukraine for Children

"Eco-lessons and practical steps": Green program of the National Library of Ukraine for children

US, NY

Saratoga Springs

Southern Adirondack Library System

Farm-2-Library Program

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