Zagreb, 8 November 2018

8:00 – 9:30 Registrations
9:30 – 10:00 Conference opening
Moderator: Jasenka Zajec

Conference speeches
Presentation of a video produced at the National and University Library in Zagreb for the purpose of applying for IFLA Green Library Award 2018.

Music of Claude Debussy performs „ASMANGU“ – Ensemble of the Academy of Music for New Music – University of Zagreb  (25 min.)

SYRINX for flute solo                                          IVAN BUIĆ

URŠA RAUKAR , narrator
DORA ĐAPIĆ,  flute
IVAN BUIĆ,  flute
BERISLAV ŠIPUŠ , mentor and conductor

10:15 – 11:15 Keynote presentations

Petra Hauke
IFLA, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Germany
Facing the Challenges: Green Libraries and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development –  An International Perspective

Mladen Domazet
Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia
Degrowth – a sobering vision for the green 21st century

11:15 – 12:15 Session I
Moderator: Phillipe Colomb

Nenad Maljković, Stephen Hinton
Croatian Permaculture / Transition Hub in Croatia, Transition Sweden
Communities in Transition

Mira Zovko
Croatian Agency for the Environment and Nature
Environmental protection activities require reliable and timely data and information which are public available through the Environment Information System (EIS)

Keynote presentation

Harri Sahavirta
IFLA, Vallila and Suomenlinna libraries, Finland
Action theory for Environmentally Sustainable Behavior in Libraries – Why it is so hard to be environmentally sustainable?

12:15 – 12:45 Organic break
Fruit donation from eco farm Bio&bio. (Jadranka Boban Pejić)

During organic breaks all participants will get the chance to take control of their health. Experts from the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Health Promotion Division will be taking anthropometric measurements of participants. All participants will get the chance to re-check their individual measures related to overweight and obesity, including weight, BMI, muscle mass and body fat and expert counselling regarding nutrition and physical activity.

12.45 – 13.10

guest specialist
dr. sc. Ivan Guettler
Croatian Meteorological Institute, Croatia
Global warming: processes behind the scenes

13:10 – 14:40 Session II

Moderator: Mladen Domazet

Lee Boulie
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, USA
Digital Distribution: The Greening of Information Access and the Green Information Revolution

Kristian Benić, Niko Cvjetković
Rijeka City Library, Croatia
„Green concrete”-  Culture adventure in an urban neighbourhood in Rijeka

Janakiraman Amirthalingam
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
Reshaping Public Libraries in India with INELI Intervention – An example of MSSRF Green Library Model

Chetan Sonawane
KMC College, Khopoli, India
Perception and Marketing of Green Library concept by LIS professionals of India: A Survey

Philippe Colomb
Médiathèque Françoise Sagan (Ville de Paris), France
Increase the ecological awareness of a professional group: opportunities, difficulties and successes

14:40 – 15:10 Announcement of the winners of the first three awards at the Children’s Ecological Literary Contest Zelena priča za zeleni planet (Green story for the green planet)

  • The Real Treasure, Neo Dolenski, 4.c, III elementary school Bjelovar
  • Interesting forest giant, Leonardo Rihtarić, 8b, Primary school Ante Kovačića, Zlatar
  • Vukovar Adica, Milan Dudaš, 3b, Nikola Andrić Elementary School, VukovarIn addition, due to the original approach to the subject and the use of dialect, the committee decided to give a special praise for work:
  • The tree that feels, Lana Relić, 7b, Primary school of Petar Preradović, Pitomača

Donation from The National and University Library in Zagreb Foundation and Mozaik knjiga d.o.o.

15:10 – 16:10  (Lunch break on your own) / opt. Library tour

16.10 – 17.00 Invited lecturers

Heike Ehrlicher
Bibliothek Information Schweiz, Switzerland
Implementing IFLA’S International Advocacy Programme (IAP) in Switzerland – The Swiss Library Association Bibliosuisse and its project „Biblio2030 – Libraries change the world“

Andrea Kaufmann
Netzwerk Grüne Bibliothek;  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft the Green Library Network, Germany
The Green Library Network

17:00 – 19:00 Session III
Moderator: Petra Hauke

Ivan Kraljević, Kristina Afrić Rakitovac
University Library of Pula, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Green Library at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

guest specialist
dr. sc. Nenad Buzjak
Department of Geography at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb, Croatia
Anthropocene – The Age of Humans

Ivanka Mihovilić, Marko Vučetić, Tanja Likso
Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Crotia, Croatia
Green and blue library blog

Biljana Davidovski; Nina Radenković
The Public Library of Užice; Serbia, The Public Library “Stefan Prvovenčani”, Serbia
Green stories of public libraries of Serbia

Vilijam Lakić, Melinda Grubišić Reiter, Danijela Kitarović
City Library “Juraj Šižgorić” Šibenik, Croatia
Green Library in Šibenik

Ana Zdravje
Ljubljana City Library, Slovenia
The Šentvid Library – the Green Library

19:30 Conference dinner
National and University Library in Zagreb

Zagreb, 9 November 2018

8:00 – 9:30 City tour (opt.)
8:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 12:00  Session IV
Moderator: Harri Sahavirta

Ivana Banović Đorđević
The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Zagreb
Architecture of the Future

Goran Sušić
Ornithological Station Rijeka, CASA, Croatia
The change of ethical system – our only chance to survive on the Planet

Zlatan Šljivić
Studio for Sustainable Architecture Ltd., Croatia
It’s not easy bein’ green

Mohamed Abdulla, Elvira A. Zingapan
Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Al-Aziziyah, Eastern Province
The Importance of Digital repositories in Supporting Scientific Research in Saudi Universities: sample of Academic libraries Saudi

Mohammad M. AlHamad
Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, UAE
Green Libraries in the Era of Cloud Computing

Goranka Braim Vlahović, Jelena Šaban, Sanja Šušnjara Raić
Juraj Habdelić Primary School, Primary School Novo Čiče, Primary School Klinča Sela, Croatia
SD and School Libraries

Josip Gregac
Lijepa Naša Assosiation
Foundation for Environmental Education
Ecology as a way of life through a program of international schools

Bernard Ivčić
Zelena akcija
Transport and Environment


12:00 – 12:30 Organic break

During organic breaks all participants will get the chance to take control of their health. Experts from the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Health Promotion Division will be taking anthropometric measurements of participants. All participants will get the chance to re-check their individual measures related to overweight and obesity, including weight, BMI, muscle mass and body fat and expert counselling regarding nutrition and physical activity.

12:30 – 12:55 Invited lecture

Krasimira Nyagolova
Regional Library “Partenij Pavlovich”, Bulgaria
Green ideas and green programs at Bulgarian libraries

12:55 – 14:40 Session V
Moderator: Edita Bačić

Božica Dragaš, Snježana Ercegovac
Zagreb City Libraries, Croatia
Green Library for Green Zagreb, Project in the Light of Cooperation with Associations

Edgardo Civallero
Charles Darwin Foundation, Galápagos Islands – Ecuador
Raising awareness, supporting research: the Galápagos case

Lana Zrnić, Elvira Gotal. Blaženka Klemar Bubić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Library
The Green Steps of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Marijana Korotaj, Milica Šavora
The Franc Ksaver Meško Ormož Library, Slovenia
Green Library: Books and Nature Help Us

Jasmina Bajo
Cultural Centre ”Nikola Đurković” Kotor / Public library Pjaca od kina, Montenegro
Hike and learn!

Jadranka Nejašmić, Nikica Trutanić
Public library „Croatian reading room” Bol, Croatia
Public library Bol promoting sustainable development and cultural tourism

guest specialist

Željko Purgar
Former journalist, an expert in electric mobility, Slovenia
The Overall Impacts of Electromobility Differ from Country to Country

14:40 – 16:20 (Lunch break on your own) / opt. Library tour
Presentation of  promotional materials in collaboration with Animal Friends Croatia.

16:20 – 17:40 Poster session

Moderator: Ana Rubić

Ana Rubić, Sandi Antonac, Ivana Kežić Pucketić
National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
The role of the project Green Library for Green Croatia and Green Festival and the International Scientific Symposium “Let`s Go Green!” in affirmation of the program of sustainable development and environmental protection in the library system of the Republic of Croatia

Jasmina Sočo, Elvira Gotal
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia

Irena Pilaš, Anja Đurđević
National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
Green Education – info center

Milica Matijević
Biblioteka “Dimitrije Tucović”, Serbia
Scary Scarecrow

Tatjana Basar, Anita Malkoč Bišćan
The City Library “Ivan Goran Kovačić”, Croatia
The Green Story of Karlovac

Iva Plejić Brnčić
National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
Library as a promoter of mountain and hiking tourism

Dragica Krstić, Krešimir Jadro
National and University Library in Zagreb, Crescat d.o.o., Croatia
Green Practices in Conservation-Restoration: Materials and Products

Doroteja Kamber-Kontić
Zadar Public Library, Croatia
Zadar Public Library Programs in the Light of Sustainable Development

Edita Bačić
Faculty of Law – University of Split
Libraries and UN Agenda 2030: Regional approach

Blaženka Peradenić- Kotur, Ivana Kežić Pucketić
National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia
Official publications – an essential factor of  green librarianship

Lina Šojat, Andrija Majić
Institute of Art History, Freelance Horticulturist and Arborist, Croatia
How green can we go?/ Architecture and culture in service of science

Slaven Pejić
Public Library “Petar Preradović” Bjelovar, Croatia
Ecology and sustainable development are important and current topic

Ana Rubić, Kristina Silaj
National and university library in Zagreb, Croatia
A National and University Library in Zagreb Project – Green Library for a Green Croatia!

Amelia Kovačević
National and university library in Zagreb, Croatia
Education of librarians about e-reference materials on green collections and services

Klaudija Mandić, Tihomir Marojević, Sonja Šimić
Vinkovci City Library, Croatia
Through Collaboration to the achievement of the green library goals

Karolina Zlatar Radigović
Zagreb City Libraries, Croatia
Cyclo-librarians and Sustainable Developement

17:40 – 18:00 Closing programme

Additional program during the Conference (Exhibitions):

  • The Fisherman`s hands

Photo exibition by Robert Ravnić, Professor of Sociology, Senior Librarian, Coordinator of the Retrospective National Bibliography Department, Croatian National Bibliography Department – The Fisherman`s hands, a thematic series of photographs that strives to capture the fishermen’s hands in daily work of fishermen in Soline on the island of Mljet. The photographs are taken in several years of active participation in the traditional fishing and fishery activities and craftsmanship of fishermen from Soline on the island of Mljet.

  • Green Literacy: selection from the ecological fund of the National and University Library in Zagreb (2015 – 2018) 

An Exhibition of Books and Periodicals by Ana Rubić and Iva Plejić Brnčić

  • We are this (green) world!

Exhibition by Mrs Saule Gaizauskaite, Litouws Cultureel Centrum Amsterdam, under the auspices of The European Commission in the Netherlands (co-workers Sandra Prpić and Ljerka Miletić).
The purpose is to encourage primary and secondary school students to present their own national identity in the sense of the cultural feature in everyday life.
The students from Primary School Brezovica, Zagreb, were invited to take part in the project with the topics: Holidays and Celebrations and Design and my Country. The topics are ilustrated by the photos.
They become aware of the value of the world they live in and in this way learn the importance of protecting everything around us. They learn how to appreciate the unique surrounding we inherited from our ancestors, how they respected the nature and used to live with it in harmony. Being the part of the world means not taking it for granted, but feel responsible for the each and every action we do in our everyday life.
The posters are made in parametric design technique, the designer is Aurimas Gaižauskas.

Brijuni, 10 November 2018

Expert excursion

Workshops by curators of the National Park Brijuni

Departure to Brijuni Islands is planned at 6 am from the western parking lot of the National and University Library in Zagreb. The return is scheduled for around 10 p.m. An expert excursion also includes a tour of the Arena in Pula and a visit to the Juraj Dobrila University Library in Pula.

Conference Supporters:

The conference is also supported by:

Davor Škrlec,  Croatian electrical engineer and a Member of the European Parliament for Croatia, External Associate at the Department of Energy and Power Systems  (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing)

The Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Republici of Croatia