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IFLA Satellite Event: Environment, Sustainability and Libraries

ENSULIB / Management and Marketing / Preservation and Conservation Sections IFLA Satellite Meeting in Cork, Ireland,  22-23 July 2022

General Theme: “Inspired and Engaged on Sustainability” 

Arranged by 

  • ENSULIB Section: Harri Sahavirta, Petra Hauke, Priscilla Pun & SC members 
  • Management and Marketing Section: Anya Feltreuter, Jeannie Bail  
  • Preservation and Conservation Section: Ornella Foglieni   

Virtual attendance is not possible at the ENSULIB / Management and Marketing / Preservation and Conservation Sections IFLA Satellite Meeting . However sessions will be recorded and will be made available after the meeting. 

About Speakers

Keynote Speakers: Friday 22 July - Pat Mehigan & Martin O'Driscoll

Pat Mehigan MSc, BEng, CEM is the UCC Energy Manager and is tasked with working with staff and students to reduce the energy consumption across the University. Through our ISO 50001 energy management systems Pat works with our significant energy users to manage their energy use through operational control, building awareness campaigns and implementing energy efficiency upgrades.




Martin O’Driscoll is the Library Spaces Co-Ordinator for UCC Library. His current role is the development of technology rich leaning and teaching spaces in UCC Library. He has worked in UCC Library for over 20 years and has held many roles. Most recently he was the Senior Library Assistant at the Library Services Desk. He has been involved with the Library Sustainability team since its inception and has been involved in implementing the library sustainability initiatives.


Friday 22 July 2022

08:30:  Registration with Tea/Coffee and pastries
09:00:  Opening words (ENSULIB Chair: Harri Sahavirta) 
09:10:  Keynote: Pat Mehigan (IRL) & Martin O'Driscoll (IRL): “Libraries as a Lever for Sustainable Change” 

09:40:  Session 1: Open Science and Sustainability  (Chair: Petra Hauke, ENSULIB) 

09:40:  Ornella Foglieni (IT): When Preservation & Conservation meet Open Science 
10:00:  René Tanner (US): Removing Barriers: Open Science for Climate Change Solutions and Social Justice 
10:20:  Martha Lerski (US): Calling for an Open Access Biocultural-Knowledge Database Towards Sustained Climate Action 

10:40:  Break 

11:00 :  Anna Merlo (IT) & John Akeroyd (UK): Meeting Sustainable Goals Through Improved Accessibility: A Call to Action (virtual)
11:20:  Elisabetta Zonca (CH): Iconoteca: A Digital Repository by Biblioteca dell’Accademia  di Architettura       
11:40:  Priscilla Pun (CN): Building Sustainability and Open Science in Academic Libraries Through Alliances: The Case of Macao SAR (virtual) 
12:00:  Discussion                                                              

12:30:  Lunch in the Dr Dora Allmann Room, The Hub in UCC. 

13:30: Session 2: Case Studies on Sustainablity  (Chair: Harri Sahavirta, ENSULIB)  

13:30:  Viviana Vitari (IT): Wikidata: A Green Platform Solution for Coworking 
13:50:  Katharina Portugal (A): Leading by Example. Initiatives in Austrian Public Libraries  to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 
14:10:  Leila Sonkkanen (FIN): Bringing Environmental Awareness of Public Libraries to the 2020s: Case Library's Carbon Footprint 
14:30:  Selenay Aytac (US): Libraries as Agents of Climate Change Literacy (virtual)
14:50:  Coffee break 

15:20:  Discussion 

16:00-16:30: Library visit: Cork University College Library  

17:30-19:00: Drinks Reception - Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge, Cork, T12 E26D

Keynote Speaker: Saturday 23 July - Loida Garcia-Febo

Loida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019, President of REFORMA 2009-2010, IFLA Governing Board 2013-2017. Currently: IFLA MLAS Info Coordinator, IFLA Division C Secretary, Chair ALA's Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship. Born, raised, and educated in Puerto Rico, Garcia-Febo has advocated for libraries at the United Nations, the European Union Parliament, U.S. Congress, NY State Senate, NY City Hall, and on sidewalks and streets in various states. She's a big promoter of sustainability and Chaired ALA's UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force. She advocated on behalf of IFLA at the UN to include libraries in the Sustainable Development Goals. 


Saturday 23 July 2022

09:00:  Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

09:30:  Session 3: Marketing Sustainable Libraries  (Chair: Jeannie Bail, M&M Section) 

09:30:  Keynote:  Loida Garcia-Febo (US): “Leaving no one Behind: Marketing Sustainable Libraries” 

10:00:  Christie Koontz (US): Going Green, Green Greener, with true Marketing: a Practical Approach with Illustrative Examples 
10:20:  Jacqueline Breidlid (DE): Sustainability as a Tool for Political Advocacy in Libraries  

10:40:  Coffee Break 

11:00 :  Harri Sahavirta (FIN): Advocating Public Libraries by SDGs 

11:20:  Petra Hauke (DE): Ambassadors for Sustainable Development – Making Green Libraries Visible (virtual)

11:40:  Hans Vigen (NO): Green Digital Services in Libraries (virtual) 
12:00:  Discussion                                                               

12:30:  Lunch, UCC Library Seminar Room 

IFLA Green Library Awards

13:30:  IFLA Green Library Award  (Chair: Harri Sahavirta & Petra Hauke)                  
13:30:  The IFLA Green Library Award 2022: Resume (Petra Hauke) 
13:50:  Presentation of IFLA Green Library Award short list finalists (in person or virtual) 

14:50:  Coffee break 

15:20:   IFLA Green Library Award 2022 Winners Announcement (Harri Sahavirta) 
15:40:  Closing words (ENSULIB Chair: Harri Sahavirta) 


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