Prodip Roy, Melbourne, December 2, 2023
Photo: Bangladesh Embassy Mexico Facebook page
In a vibrant display of literary and cultural exchange, Bangladesh has proudly taken centre stage at the 37th Guadalajara International Book Fair, Latin America’s largest and the world’s second-largest book fair. The prestigious event, where the European Union holds the distinguished position of Guest of Honor, has become a platform for Bangladesh to share its rich literary heritage with the global audience.
The Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico City has orchestrated a captivating showcase at the book fair, featuring a diverse collection of 64 books that delve into various aspects of Bangladesh’s history, including the Liberation War, the life and contributions of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political movements, socio-economic development, women’s empowerment, literature, and culture.
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Prodip, Melbourne – December 2, 2023
The bustling city of Guadalajara, Mexico, has once again become the epicentre of literary excitement as the 37th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) kicks off its nine-day celebration of literature, cultural exchange, and the power of the written word. From November 25 to December 3, this year’s event is poised to be the largest gathering in the Spanish-speaking world.
With an expected attendance of 800,000 people, the Guadalajara International Book Fair has firmly established itself as a global literary phenomenon. Drawing book enthusiasts, publishers, and writers from across the globe, the event showcases the rich diversity of the Spanish-language literary landscape.
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As the world’s largest library event, the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. ALA Annual offers educational programming; important announcements and updates; relevant legislation and policies; and discussions that majorly impact libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation.
More details on the ALA website
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Applications are invited for the IFLA Green Library Award for 2023.
Objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award
- To reward a Green library / Green library project that best communicates a commitment to environmental sustainability
- To create awareness of libraries’ social responsibility and leadership in environmental education
- To support the worldwide green library movement, concerned with
- environmentally sustainable buildings
- environmentally sustainable services, activities, programming, information resources, collections and projects
- conservation of resources and energy
- To promote the development of green library initiatives locally, regionally and worldwide
- To encourage all types of libraries to actively present their green activities to an international audience
In line with IFLA Key Initiative 1.1: Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the award helps to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.
The prize is awarded in two categories:
- Category 1: Best Green Library/Grand-Scale Project
- Category 2: Best Green Library Project
A special recognition may be given to a project that was carried out with minimal resources but has a significant impact.
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Theme for Open Access Week 2022: Open for Climate Justice
“Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 24-30).
Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.
Resources are available at https://www.openaccessweek.org/resources
Creative Commons is excited to announce plans to return to an in-person format for the next CC Global Summit, due to take place in September/October 2023.
Since 2006, the CC Global Summit has brought together thousands of CC community members, activists, creators, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, and technologists from around the world to discuss, collaborate, and take action to make our global culture more open and collaborative. After two years of running successful virtual summits, CC is currently exploring ways to ensure safety, accessibility and global inclusivity remain a top priority for an in-person Summit in 2023. Read the recap from CC Global Summit 2021 here.
In the meantime, we are spreading the spirit of CC Global Summit throughout 2022 with community-driven conversations on our ‘Open Minds… from Creative Commons‘ podcast and varied webinar offerings, including journalism and open culture webinar series. Nominate a guest for CC’s Open Minds Podcast today >>
We will provide more information about CC Global Summit 2023 in the next few months.
The 24-Hours Global Conference 2022 aims to promote networking among individuals, organizations, and institutions. This is a fully virtual conference available for both ASIS&T members and non-members. The conference, like its name, will run over a 24-hour period and will cover all time zones. The format of participation is varied to support numerous ways of learning, engagement, and sharing. Accepted formats include, but are not limited to:
- Paper presentations
- Panel discussions
- Provocation sessions
- Poster presentations
- Professional work shadowing
- Lightning talks
Call for Proposals
Participants are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative in showcasing what is happening in their region in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and information sciences. Collaborations are encouraged among colleagues, and across disciplines.
Topics relevant to the theme include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Networking in virtual environments
- Sharing for learning
- Learning though networking
- Role of social networking in enhancing professional skills
- Digital humanities
- Artificial Intelligence and new technologies
- Collaborative information seeking, human collaboration and cooperation
- Networking around the globe: opportunities and challenges
- Becoming agents of change in the COVID-19 pandemic
- Building for the future
- Creating Connections, Building Bridges…Together
- Facing the Future – Together
- Inclusive and Equitable Practices during COVID-19
- Role of innovative leadership in networking and sharing
Please submit a short abstract (maximum 500 words) indicating the format of presentation. Include the names of all presenters, including their affiliation, country and email address.
More details here.
The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology will be held from 28 October – November 2, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. In its 85th year, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the premier education and networking event for the information science and technology community. The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society.
To know more about this meeting visit https://www.asist.org/meetings-events/am/.