“Let’s Go Green!”: The world’s first international conference on green libraries, organised by the National and University Library in Zagreb, starting soon!
From 8 to 10 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting Let’s Go Green!, the world’s first international conference on green libraries. The conference will be taking place as part of Green Library for Green Croatia, the Library’s ongoing project, which it launched in 2016 with the aim of educating its users, the majority of which are university students, and raising awareness among the public in general, about the significance of the protection and preservation of natural resources in Croatia as a vital element of its national heritage. The conference will open on 8 November 2018 in the Library’s grand lobby, starting at 9.30.
The members of the international library community and other conference participants will have an opportunity to become better acquainted with the latest developments in the green libraries field and learn more about examples of good practice in this context. The conference programme will include presentations by internationally acclaimed researchers, experts and activists in a wide range of green fields, and that from Bulgaria, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland and the USA.
The programme of the conference will present guidelines for the international library community in relation to the growing need for libraries to provide services and organise programmes that highlight the importance of both global and national natural heritage and contribute to the promotion and raising of public awareness in relation to issues surrounding the preservation of the environment and sustainable development. Through enabling the exchange of insights concerning previous, current and predicted impact of the programmes of heritage institutions on their users, the conference will also offer possibilities for the strengthening of the existing cooperation between institutions in the heritage sector.
The conference, which is supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Science and Education, is co-organised through the Library’s cooperation with the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries.