Academic Librarian 4
Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond
2-3 June 2016
Registration is now open:
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library will jointly host a two-day conference on 2-3 June 2016 entitled “Academic Librarian 4 – Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond.” A notable event celebrating the 25th anniversary of HKUST, this AL4 Conference addresses the multi-dimensional issues of sustainability pertaining to academic libraries.
We sincerely invite you to participate in AL4. With keynote speakers and presenters coming from different regions and perspectives, the conference is going to be an enriching and inspiring experience.
The conference has four themes:
Theme 1 – Sustainable Environment
This theme highlights the eco-friendliness of academic libraries. Possible topics may include green buildings, green programs or national and international environmental standards.
Theme 2 – Sustainable Resources
With finite human and financial resources, academic libraries have to reconcile the conflicts between growth and sustainability. How can libraries propel sustainable growth with sustainable resources?
Theme 3 – Sustainable Technologies
Green information technologies reduce ecological footprint while improving efficiency and experiences for users and staff. Hot topics include virtualization and cloud computing, shared integrated library system, and mobile applications.
Theme 4 – Sustainable Services
Services are a key component of library sustainability. Libraries should stay relevant and proactively design services befitting the immediate and future needs of library users. Papers can focus on innovative services and quality assurance efforts.
Find out about the ideas behind this conference in this article at ACCESS eNewsletter.
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