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UN Day (2010) at UNDL in Suriname

"UN DAY – Greening the Blue” exhibitions




The Library of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (UB) has the status of United Nations (UN) Depository Library since 1986, which means promoting UN services and activities.


Theme:    Greening the Blue

Purpose:    Promote the UN Publications dealing with “greening your environment”, in particular the E-Books

Duration:    from October 24 until October 25, 2011

Time:        08.00 - 20.30h.

Location:    Central Library

Organization:    University Library



For the execution of this exhibition the Director of the University Library, Jane W.F. Smith, installed a team led by Ingrid Dors and complemented with the following co-workers Julia Grootfaam, Lucille Lijkwan and Bert Alikromo.

This team was responsible for the preparation, literature search, exploration of the UN Day website and setting up the exhibition: download posters, e-books, wallpapers, animated film, power point presentation and flyer.


"Greening the Blue" was launched in 2010 to get an environmental 'awareness' process started, with sustainable management in both the UN staff and other stakeholders as the ultimate goal.


The exhibit would also feature documents (hard copy, e-books), posters and online databases (e.g. UNDOC),  which served to increase the awareness and use of e-documents in the Library.


The message of the UB: “Go green, don’t print unless necessary”



The “UN DAY” exhibition was announced in the university’s weekly “AdeKUS notes” and the communiqué was placed on the website of the University Library.

The daily newspaper De West and the local TV channel ATV were present at the opening of the “UN DAY” exhibition to cover this event for the general public.


The expo was opened by Jane W.F. Smith, Director of the University Library. In her opening speech she emphasized the purpose of the exhibition which was creating a greater awareness of the environment, starting in the Library of the University of Suriname.

This was displayed with the benefit of E-Books by promoting the UN Publications dealing with “greening your environment”.

After pressing the button for the Power point presentation “Greening the Blue”, the exhibition was declared open for the public.


Because of the location of the expo (the space between the cyber hall and the reproduction unit), many visitors paid attention to the exhibition but didn’t sign in the guestbook. According to the statistics of these departments these visitors numbered in total 104.

The number of registered visitors: 26.


the Original Document wast made by Bert Alikromo, team member

Paramaribo, November 01, 2011

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