Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Satellite Meeting

ENSULIB – Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

(as at Dec. 7th, 2016)

Theme: “Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services”

Date: 16–17 August 2017

Venue: Philological Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

ENSULIB is hosting a two-day satellite meeting to be held at the Philological Library of Freie Universität in vibrant Berlin, Germany. We are looking for proposals that address any areas of collaboration leading to successful sustainable library buildings, practices, programs and management. Proposals can be individual or team presentations, research studies, case studies or panel discussions.

Topics of interest

Topics can be as varied as the potential range of collaborators. The papers can address but are
not limited to:

– Educating librarians about climate change

– Educating library users about climate change

– Sustainable library buildings

– Sustainable library equipment

– Sustainable library management

– Sustainable library services

We welcome and encourage proposals relating to libraries of all types, including public, national, university and special from around the world.

Important Dates:

Extended deadline for proposal submission: 31 January 2017 01 March 2017

01 May 2017: Successful proposals will be announced.

Extended deadline 30 June 2017: Complete text of papers up to 20 pages/ 3000 words due to allow time for review. All presenters and their papers will be listed in the conference program by this date.

Proposals for papers should be in English with an abstract of 200 words maximum as well as brief biographical details of the author/s. The proposals will undergo a peer review process by the Evaluating Committee and ten to twelve papers will be selected for the two-day conference.

Submit to: 

The full paper should be delivered in English as simultaneous translation will not be available. If a paper is selected, authors must commit to presenting it in Berlin.

Conference Registration

Registration fee: 70 € (Early Bird 50 €) per person / Students 30 € (Early Bird 20 €)

28 March 2017 01 May 2017   Extended Start of online registration and receipt of payment
01 May 2017 01 June 2017     Extended Early Bird registration fee deadline
10 August 2017                       Standard registration fee deadline
16 August 2017                       Onsite registration (cash only)

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.

All papers presented at the WLIC 2017 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form. All expenses for attending the Satellite Meeting (e.g. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

The ENSULIB website will be updated with the Satellite Meeting program details and registration options in early 2017.

Congress Participation Grants

Financial support for attending an international conference in Germany may be requested at Bibliothek & Information International (BI-International), the standing committee of Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID), the Federal Association of German Library and Information Associations. Please visit:

List of opportunities for support is available at the Conference Participation Grants webpage.

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Stephan Büttner, ENSULIB Satellite Conference Organizer, email
Petra Hauke, ENSULIB Secretary, email
Harri Sahavirta, ENSULIB Convenor, email
Madeleine Charney, ENSULIB Information Coordinator, email