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IFLA Green Library Award 2023: Call for Submissions
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.
Open for Climate Justice: Open Access Week 2022, October 24 – 30, 2022
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
CC Global Summit 2023 Announcement
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.
- For updates, subscribe to our mailing list or join us on Slack
- For “on the ground” involvement, join the CC Global Network platforms
ASIS&T 24-Hour Global Conference: Call for Proposals
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.
Celebration of Sound: Public Domain Day *Virtual* Celebration
About this event
On January 20, 2022, the Internet Archive, Creative Commons and many other leaders from the Open world will honor the treasure trove of works published in 1926 that will enter the public domain next year. The public domain will grow richer with canonical works from authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Dorothy Parker, silent film classics like Nanook of the North, and beloved children’s stories about Winnie-the Pooh and the Hundred Acre woods, becoming freely available to all.
For registrations and other information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-of-sound-public-domain-day-virtual-celebration-tickets-223634836817
2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting 28 October – November 2, 2022
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/.
iPres 2022: Call for Contributions now open!
The Call for Contributions for iPres 2022 is now open. iPres is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. The 18th International Conference on Digital Preservation will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 12th – 16th September 2022!
iPres 2022 will be a hybrid conference and proposals are welcome whether or not contributors expect to be present on site. Original contributions that will develop the theory and practice of digital preservation are invited. These may include scientific models and outcomes of research, creative solutions to shared challenges in daily practice, outcomes of innovative collaborations, state of the art in education, training and work-force development, and insight-oriented institutional and personal progress towards digital preservation goals.
SIG of the Year Award 2021- SIG III has been selected as the ASIS&T SIG of the Year award!
SIG III has been chosen as 2021 recipient of the ASIS&T SIG of the Year award! This award will be given during the annual SIG Cabinet Meeting on Sunday, October 31st at 7:30 AM Mountain Time.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and activities of an ASIS&T Special Interest Group. The SIG-of-the-Year Award was established in 1975. It is administered by the SIG Cabinet.
The award consists of certificates to be presented to each member of the governing body of the SIG by the SIG Cabinet Director at the banquet of the ASIS&T annual meeting.
More information about this award can be found here.
South Asia Chapter, ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19′
South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T has been awarded special funding to pursue a unique project on ‘Dealing with COVID-19 and Saving People’s Lives in South Asia (SA) Areas & Beyond – A Health Informatics Promotion Project’. This Chapter proposes to set up a YouTube channel to host multilingual videos for disseminating awareness on a variety of topics on Covid-19 in the South Asia region. This project runs in collaboration with the Asia Pacific and European Chapter to bring their experience dealing with similar viruses in the past. This Chapter expects that the content for these videos will help fight misinformation and disinformation regarding Covid-19 information by citing accurate and reliable sources of information.