The Country profile is a sort of Library Manifesto on sustainable development at national or local level, it illustrates the nature and the level of effort deployed by library associations and their partners in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in libraries.
Download the Country profile - PDF version with link references and contact information.
(Excerpt from the 2nd European Report on Sustainable Development and Libraries, prepared by EBLIDA and National Library of Latvia.)
Library Development Strategy 2021-2027 introduces libraries as pillars of civil society and natural community centers, educational and education supporting institutions and curators of cultural and knowledge wealth. This national strategic plan (adopted by the government in July 2020) is directly linked to Strategic Framework Czech Republic 2030 - basic document of state administration for sustainable development and improving the quality of life of the population.
In 2019 an informal workgroup “Sustainability in Libraries” was founded (within the Masaryk University project Social Innovation in Libraries, 2017-2020) with the Information Officer of UN Information Centre Prague as one of the founding members. It’s main goal is to raise awareness of the roles libraries already play in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build capacities and knowledge base to further increase their impact.
Year 2021 was chosen by the Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic (SKIP) to be the Year of Sustainability in Libraries.
It’s main activities are aimed at librarians and consist of:
- year-round educational cycle for libraries on SDGs, officially supported by Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Environment and Czech Commission for UNESCO,
- developing knowledge-base in Trello notice board and website,
- networking of libraries interested in topic: map of libraries, Facebook page and group,
- networking with other organizations and stakeholders: KUMU map of topics, initiatives and inspiration,
- sharing know-how and examples of good practice.
Toma posição a favor da independência dos profissionais de gestão de coleções03 October 2022: Desenvolvimento e manutenção de coleções por profissionais de bibliotecas, de forma independente. Read more >
Take a Stand for independent professional collections03 October 2022: Development and maintenance of collections by independent library professionals are under pressure. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter September 202208 September 2022: Read about European events, SDG-oriented project developers, sustainability, e-lending, library legislation and more... Read more >
Press Release on the attack on Salman Rushdie16 August 2022: Solidarity with Salmon Rushdie and all those who stand for freedom of expression! Read more >
EBLIDA Conference and EBLIDA-NAPLE-PL2030 Joint Report18 July 2022: With well over 100 attendants from more than 20 countries, the EBLIDA 2022 Conference was among the most successful in EBLIDA history. Read more >