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.
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
The University of the South Pacific is a uniquely placed centre of excellence in a region of extraordinary physical, social, and economic diversity.
Established in 1968, USP is the only university of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. Students from all these countries attend the University and staff, buildings and programs are located in all the countries. The main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. There is a second campus, Alafua, in Western Samoa where the School of Agriculture is situated, and a third, Emalus, in Vanuatu where the School of Law operates. There are smaller University Campuses in eleven of the twelve member countries.
Second International Workshop on ‘How to Employ Theories and Analyse Data for Publishing LIS Research?’
SIG-III – Association for Information Science and Technology invites the LIS academic, researchers and professionals to attend the Second International Workshop on ‘How to Employ Theories and Analyse Data for Publishing LIS Research’ will be held on September 21, 2022.
Title: Use of Theories and Models in Conducting LIS Research
Resource Person : Dr Devendra Potnis
Dr Potnis will demonstrate how his peer-reviewed research publications in top-tier journals employed interdisciplinary theories and models for (1) managing LIS research projects, (2) proposing research questions, (3) proposing and testing hypotheses in explanatory studies, (4) proposing and testing mathematical equations in exploratory studies, (5) thematic coding, (6) conceptual content analysis, (7) open coding, (8) grounded theory analysis, (9) analysing and comparing multiple case examples, (10) deriving hypotheses as an end product, and (11) answering practice-based research questions.
Title: Managing Qualitative Research with NVivo
Resource Person: Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman
Dr Rehman will demonstrate how NVivo works for analysing qualitative data in research. This demonstration will lead to how to set up a project, NVivo’s workspace (Interface views), and create and navigate around a project. It will focus on data feeding, data accessing and reading, creating nodes, data coding, searching, treemapping, cluster analysis, word trees and new models. This will be followed by a practical question and answer session.
Md. Anwarul Islam
“Innovation and Trends in Information Science – Practice, Research, and LIS Education”-2022 Information Science Summit
ASIS&T, ALISE and iSchools invite you to join the inaugural in-person/virtual Information Science Summit entitled, Innovation and Trends in Information Science – Practice, Research, and LIS Education taking place on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel.
The Summit is co-hosted by three organizations – ASIS&T, ALISE, iSchools Organization, and sponsored by SLA along with the SJSU, Simmons, and Syracuse iSchools. Due to the generosity of these sponsors, registration is completely free for in-person member attendees, including a complimentary networking lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Registration for virtual attendees will be $100.00 for regular members and $50 for students.
The program will include welcoming remarks from Dr. Naresh Agarwal, ASIS&T President; Dr. Lisa O’Connor, ALISE President; Dr. Sanda Erdelez, iSchools Organization Chair; and Monica Evans-Lombe, SLA Managing Director; followed by keynote addresses from Dr. Steve Sawyer, Editor of The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Camille Mathieu, Knowledge Management Program Manager at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- Naresh Agarwal, ASIST President
- Lisa O’Connor, ALISE President
- Sanda Erdelez, Chair, iSchools Organization
- Monica Evans-Lombe, SLA
- Steve Sawyer, JASIST Editor
- Camille Mathieu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
- Rong Tang, Simmons University
- Jonthan Clay, Trend Micro
- Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, SJSU School of Information
- John MacLeod, Director, XRLibraries
- Timothy Collins, Varjo
- Jeremy Nelson, Director, XR Initiative, University of Michigan
- Microsoft HoloLens Research Team Member
- Catherine Dumas, Simmons University
- Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool
- Noah Glaser, University of Missouri
- Souvick Ghosh, SJSU iSchool
- JonLuc Christensen, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Darra Hofman, SJSU iSchool
- Michele Villagran, SJSU iSchool
ULAB Library of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised a training session on Turnitin: plagiarism & similarity checker for LIS Professionals on 20 June 2022 at 11 am online via video conferencing. Turnitin is a text-matching software to detect similarities between submission and previously presented work.
Lt Col Md. Foyzul Islam (Retd.), Registrar, ULAB, delivered a welcome address in the session, while Mr K.M. Hasan Emam, Joint Librarian and Library Head, ULAB, conducted the training session as a resource person.
Sixty-four participants from 54 different private and public university libraries, institutions and research organisations attended this training session. Some participants also joined from overseas.
Professionals from different organisations appreciated the ULAB Library initiative regarding knowledge sharing as the session was interactive. Participants express their interest in participating in more sessions like this.
The training program ended with a Q/A session.
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.
Southeast Asian Libraries on the UN Sustainable Development Goals webinar organised by the IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania is inviting people to join the webinar.
This online event will be held on 23 June 2022, 2.30pm – 5.30pm (UTC +8) over Zoom and will focus on two topics, namely Libraries’ Engagement with National Authorities and Community Engagement through Library Programmes. The organising team aims to inspire and encourage colleagues to advance their efforts to bring the UN SDGs to fruition through an insightful conversation on the best practices by Southeast Asian libraries and librarians.
Click here or scan the QR code below to register!
A new library called ‘Padma Library’ has been inaugurated in a remote village of Thakurgaon to encourage students and the general public to read books and build a better society.
The library was inaugurated by Dr Anjan Kumar Deb Roy, PhD (Australia), Joint Secretary (Administrative Services), Ministry of Planning, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr Bijoy Basak, Senior Superintendent of Police (CID), Bangladesh police, was present online as a special guest. Other guests including the Awami League District leader Shamsuzzaman Dulal, Mostafizur Rahman Liton, Chairman, Jagannathpur Union Parishad and local dignitaries were present in the inauguration ceremony.