The EBLIDA SDG European House
EBLIDA Members can use the EBLIDA SDG European House to develop appropriate advocacy narratives to be presented to elected members, administrators and granters.
Libraries are per se sustainable agencies. Everything they do, from support to culture and education to social activities oriented at people left behind, is an important contribution to the attainment of Sustainable Development Objectives. What libraries lack in terms of political communication is an administrative culture of sustainability, which is expressed through reporting systems, sustainable tools and services. EBLIDA intends to fill this gap in accordance with international Guidelines (for instance, the OECD Guidelines).
EBLIDA future action will be focused, among other objectives, on the reinforcement of the links between libraries and the communities they refer to through a Reporting System which includes EBLIDA communities, tools, services and training activities. The scheme is described in the following table.
EBLIDA Community is that of our Members, both Full and Associate Members represented by the EBLIDA Executive Committee. It is also the contribution made by the special focus communities of EGIL (Expert Group on Information Law) and of the ELSA (European Libraries and Sustainability Assessment) Working Group.
EBLIDA tools are those we have created, like the EBLIDA Matrix, and those we wish to promote in the near future.
EBLIDA services consist of didactic material [in preparation], policy documents and charts ( EU Public libraries and Academic Libraries) which EBLIDA or other organisations have prepared or are preparing.
EBLIDA training will be offered in a series of meetings or ad hoc opportunities, the first of which will take place during the 28th EBLIDA Conference in Beograd (22-23 June 2020).
Training packages will be offered, for example on, “How to write a Sustainability Report” and other documents which will be made available in the course of 2020. Aviation, oil or car companies – normally considered major agents of pollutant emissions – prepare Sustainability Reports which show their more or less sincere or purported willingness to act in favour of a sustainable society. Quite paradoxically, libraries – per se sustainable agencies – do not (yet) publish sustainability reports.
EBLIDA April 2020 Newsletter: Special issue the EBLIDA Checklist in the face of the Covid-19 crisis03 April 2020: What is essential and non-essential in a library service? What must, should or could be put in place when libraries are locked down? Read more >
An EBLIDA Executive Committee (EC) extraordinary online meeting31 March 2020: Online discussion on the critical situation libraries facing during the current Covid-19 outbreak. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter March 202012 March 2020: Update on the EBLIDA 2020 Conference Belgrade, information on Culture in the European Structural and Investment Funds, Exploration of UN SDGs and more ... Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter February 202013 February 2020: Read about the most important Italian Library Conference, about EBLIDA's Europe-wide surveys and exploration of UN SDGs. Read more >
NewsGuard Forms Board of Advisors for its News Literacy Programs23 January 2020: NewsGuard has assembled a board of advisors for its News Literacy Program, which includes partnerships with nearly 700 public libraries around the globe. Read more >