Croatian Cyclolibrarians and Sustainable Development

ZLATAR RADIGOVIĆ, Karolina (2019) Croatian Cyclolibrarians and Sustainable Development. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 113c - IFLA Poster Session.

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Abstract

Croatian Cyclolibrarians and Sustainable Development

As a means of advocacy, the Zagreb Library Association and the ZLA Bicyclists Working Group are organizing bicycle tours for the fifth year running. Cyclolibrarians aim to connect libraries, discuss professional experiences with fellow librarians and create new relationships necessary for future cooperation, all the while developing the culture of bicycling, a well-known mode of sustainable transport. ZLA Bicyclists promote a healthy lifestyle and caring for the community by introducing the participants of the tours to our cultural and natural heritage. With these day-long events, the cyclolibrarian community promotes diverse and valuable library programs and creates a network of advocates of books and libraries. The bicycle tours promote exercise in the outdoors, foster communication with book lovers and create a positive public image of libraries. Along the way, cyclolibrarians discuss books and professional experiences, socialize and, of course, ride – bicycles! The successful Bicycle Through Zagreb County Libraries program is being extended nationally under the name Bicycle Through Croatian Libraries.

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