NSK to put on “The World’s Best Green Libraries” exhibition

Objavljeno 20.5.2019.

On Thursday, 23 May 2019, the National and University Library will host the opening of The World’s Best Green Libraries, a special exhibition presenting six best green library programmes in the world in 2018.

The activities and initiatives of the National and University Library in Zagreb in the field of green librarianship have been recognised in international library community, as it was evidenced by the Library’s inclusion among the best green libraries in the world as one of five runners up in the 2018 Green Library Award competition, organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

Continuing its Green Library for Green Croatia project, as part of which it also organised its award-winning Green Festival programme, the Library wishes to present all projects and libraries with which it shared this prestigious award through its The World’s Best Green Libraries exhibition. Apart from Foshan Library (China), the winner of IFLA Green Library Award 2018, the exhibition will present the Library’s Green Festival programme and the programmes of the remaining four libraries that were awarded as runners up – Jozsef Attila County and City Library in Tatabánya (Hungary), Sirna Rural Library (Romania), National Library and Archives of Iran and Library of United States International University – Africa. The award-winning programmes will be presented on display boards, which will be accompanied by interactive displays offering more details and additional information about each programme.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries and IFLA Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (IFLA ENSULIB), with financial support from the Croatian Ministry of Culture, and its author is the President of the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries Ana Rubić.

Green Library for Green Croatia, the project of the National and University Library in Zagreb that the award-winning Green Festival programme was organised as part of, was launched in 2016 with the aim of educating the Library’s users and raising awareness among the wider public regarding environmental issues and sustainable development. Also focusing on the promotion of various natural preservation programmes and initiatives, as well as on the popularisation of their results and publications issued in that context, the project continues to run successfully.

The exhibition will remain on view until 8 June 2019.