May 16, 2022

Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2020 Announced

From IFLA:

The IFLA Green Library Award was established in 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner.

To ENSULIB’s great delight, more than 50 submissions were received from around the world, from Asia, Africa, Europe and America for Green Library Award 2020.

When the call for reviewers went out, more than 30 people stepped up to help with the process. The review- ers were as diverse as those who submitted. They were a blend of LIS students, library professionals (from public and academic libraries) and architects as well.

The 2020 Award Goes To…

Thailand, Rangsit University Library: “Rangsit University Library and Sustainable Environment Management Report”

Rangsit University Library is a private institution, yet it is accessible to locals, and reaches out to local schools and a prison as well as teachers and students. In terms of educating the community, this library holds activities to enhance a leadership role for environmental sustainable management. They have committed themselves to sustainability goals as a managerial framework, and this shows in their professional, systematic and well- documented approach. Sustainability permeates nearly all of their infrastructure, operations and educational goals in an exceptional way. The library monitors its energy, paper and water usage as well as other activities, thus making it possible to evaluate how well the goals are being met.

Learn More, View Pictures and Read About the Five Runners-Up. Libraries From China, Croatia, Hungary, Senegal, and Sri Lanka.

Past Award Winners

See Also:  What is a Green Library?

The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.”

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