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Sustainability in Public Libraries - Better funding for a great good place
Second joint Webinar by EBLIDA and the Urban Agenda for the EU (Partnership “Culture and Cultural Heritage”)
23 November 2021
After the first successful joint webinar in May 2021, EBLIDA again joined forces with the initiators of the action "Raise Awareness for Public Libraries in Europe" in the framework of the Urban Agenda for the EU (Partnership "Culture and Cultural Heritage)."
Two freshly released reports was presented during the webinar on November 23rd. The first includes an evaluation of funding structures of European public libraries as result of a survey carried out by the Action Group. The other presentation is a pre-synthesis of the second European report on sustainable development and libraries, a survey carried out by EBLIDA in the course of summer 2021.
Graphic Recording of the Webinar
The event was visualized by graphic recording by: Anne Lehmann, Illustration + Graphic Recording / www.annelehmann.de
(German Library Association, EBLIDA Vice President)
Session one: SDGs and finances in public libraries
- Highlights of the 2nd European Report of Sustainable Development and Libraries
Katrina Kukaine and Kristine Deksne
(National Library of Latvia, EBLIDA Executive Member)
- Highlights of the outcomes of the Action "Raise Awareness for Public Libraries in Europe"
(Coordinator of the Urban Agenda Action at the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe)
Session two: New directions in European public libraries
- Steffen Nissen
(Odense Library and City Centre, EBLIDA ELSIA Expert Group)
- Barbara Schleihagen
(NAPLE Chairwoman, Executive Director German Library Association)
- Rauha Maarno
(Director at Finnish Library Association, EBLIDA Executive Committee)
Wrapping Up and Next Steps
- Reiner Schmock-Bathe
(Head of Unit for Public Libraries and European Cultural Affairs at the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe)
About the Action Group "Raise Awareness for Public Libraries in Europe"
The Action Group “Raise Awareness for Public Libraries in Europe” (Urban Agenda for the EU – Partnership "Culture and Cultural Heritage") is led by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and furthermore consists of EBLIDA, the city of Espoo, the German Library Association (dbv), the Finnish Library Association (Suomen Kirjastoseura), Public Libraries 2030, the Central and Regional Library Berlin and the School of Library and Information Science (Humboldt University Berlin).
Together recommendations for action on the EU level have been developed throughout the year 2021.
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