Naseej Academy and the International Federation of Library Associations Center for Arabic Speaking Libraries (IFLA–CASL) announce the Naseej Academy Grant to Attend the IFLA Annual Conference. Applications are invited from librarians and information specialists from the Arab world who wish to attend the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) organized by IFLA. This year’s conference will be held in Athens, Greece, on August 24–30, 2019.
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.”
According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are “designed to minimize negative impact on the natural environment and maximize indoor environmental quality by means of careful site selection, use of natural construction materials and biodegradable products, conservation of resources (water, energy, paper), and responsible waste disposal (recycling, etc.)”
The IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the 2019 IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Athens, Greece.
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and its International Library and Information Group (ILIG) invite applicants from Europe to attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Athens in 2019. This award enables a qualified librarian, who is a CILIP member to visit IFLA.
Alan Hopkinson was an active member of CILIP ILIG from 2004 until his death. As well as regularly attending IFLA conferences, he was very interested in assisting young professional librarians from developing countries. He was involved in Commonwealth fellowship scheme, and in training young professionals from far Eastern Europe. Following his death, in 2016, a trust fund was set up for a CILIP member outside the UK to attend the IFLA conference.