NSK hosts Romanian delegation as part of Erasmus+ green libraries programme

Objavljeno 11.7.2022.

From 4 to 8 July 2022, the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) hosted an 11-member delegation from Romania as part of Green Library for a Sustainable Community — Lib4Green, an Erasmus+ mobility project run by the Șirna Communal Library in Romania’s Prahova County. Headed by Pirvu Iuliana-Camelia from the Șirna library, the delegation included the library’s volunteers, representatives of the Șirna city government and the Prahova county administration and the headmasters of the county’s schools.

The programme was led by the Head of the NSK Academic Centre and the Croatian Training Centre for Continuing Education of Librarians (CSSU) Antonija Filipeti and apart from the presentation of the Library’s activities it included the delegation’s visit to the Savica Public Library in Zagreb, the Library of the Zagreb University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Ivan Goran Kovačić City Library in Karlovac. My wish to visit and learn first-hand about the work of both the National and University Library in Zagreb and other Croatian libraries running green library programmes and promoting sustainable development whose work I follow and think highly of has finally fulfilled, said Pirvu.

The Library’s cooperation with the Șirna library started in 2019, when NSK organised The World’s Best Green Libraries exhibition, presenting six best green library programmes in the world in 2018, in which the two libraries won the IFLA Green Library Award – NSK for its Green Festival – Let’s Go Green programme and the Șirna library for its Sirna Rural Library cultivates involved citizens project.

The NSK award-winning programme was organised as part of the Green Library for Green Croatia project, which the Library launched in 2016 for the purpose of heightening the Library’s users awareness, as well as the awareness of the wider public, of environmental issues, the latest research results in the field of environmental science and the related publications and projects, promoting programmes aimed at the protection and preservation of nature, encouraging everyone’s active involvement in such programmes and thus fulfilling its role in the successful implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals.