Félizat, Pascale (2020). Le rôle des bibliothèques en éducation relative àl’environnement. Éducation relativeà l'environnement, 15(2). DOI: 10.4000/ere.5862
Français: Que font les institutions bibliothèques en matière d’éducation relative à l’environnement ? Cet article offre une première caractérisation sur la base de trois exemples de mobilisation des bibliothécaires en Allemagne, en France et en Amérique du Nord. Ces exemples témoignent d’une intensification des actions mais aussi d’un certain flottement dans le positionnement. Si l’ensemble des nombreuses facettes fonctionnelles des bibliothèques peuvent être investies, le milieu de la bibliothéconomie bénéficierait sans doute des éclairages de la recherche en éducation relative à l’environnement et à l’écocitoyenneté pour clarifier ses intentions, mieux se coordonner aux autres acteurs de terrain et jouer ainsi un rôle plus significatif dans les évolutions culturelles en cours. English: What are library institutions doing in regard to environmental education? This article attempts a first characterization on the basis of three examples of mobilization of librarians in Germany, France and North America. These examples show an intensification of actions but also a certain hesitation in positioning. If all of the many functional facets of libraries can contribute, at this stage, the library community would likely benefit from the insights of research in environmental education and eco-citizenship in order to clarify its intentions, better coordinate with other actors in the field, and thus play a more significant role in the ongoing cultural changes.
Ames, Kathryn S.; Heid, Greg (2010). Leadership, libraries, LEED for the future. Georgia Library Quarterly, 47(1), 13-17
Environmental awareness is essential in the design of themodern public library, and there are various levels ofimplementing green design techniques in libraryconstruction. Library directors, trustees and the publicshould take the lead to define their local expectations forthe level of sustainability during the planning phase.While there are no requirements under the Georgia PublicLibrary Construction Policies, use of sustainable practicesmakes sense from both an economic and sociallyresponsible perspective, and local library boards shouldconsider implementing greentechniques. The LEED construction anddesign principles provide one tool forevaluating project sustainability.Library supporters must assumeleadership in deciding to build a greenfacility.
Granger, Liz (2017). Leading the Green Revolution: Libraries inspire their communities through green initiatives. American Libraries, 48(11/12), 50-53
The article reports on libraries' efforts to develop green initiatives. It mentions the recycling and conservation programs spearheaded by the library at Michigan State University, the solar energy program at Mason City Public Library in Iowa, and programs at libraries in Austin, Texas and Berkeley, California.
Schnupper-Workshop für Grüne Kosmetik in der Öffentlichen Bibliothek Sitzenberg-Reidling.
Hauke, Petra; Hörning, Beate; Kaufmann, Andrea (2019). Let's Go Green! Bericht von der ersten "International Green Libraries Conference" in Zagreb. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 71(1), 10-11
Segarra, Melanie Padilla (2015). Let's go green!. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 6-7
Bibliotheken können "grüne" Trends aufnehmen - und ihr ökologisches Engagement auch gewinnbringend vermarkten. Über die Entwicklung eines Zertifikats für grüne Bibliotheken.
Civallero, E. (2017). Libraries and degrowth. Paper presented at the IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017, ENSULIB - Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries. Organized by IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group, Berlin, Germany.
McColgan, Katherine (2019). Libraries and sustainability - The building of a Canadian federation: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Libraries have been part of sustainable development. This paper discusses how the IFLA guidelines for libraries, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Canada 2030 Sustainable Development Goals helped shape the strategic plan of CFLA-FCAB and align our work in support of those goals.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2017). Libraries and sustainable thinking: Convening communities and being part of the solution for a better world. American Libraries, 48(April 20)
The conversation about sustainability and libraries is no longer a pet project but rather a vital part of the strategy to ensure that libraries are around for the long haul. If you believe, like I do, that libraries make the world better, then you have come to the right place. Our work has never been more important, and it is time for us to harness our power, prestige, and potential in a much bigger way.
LaRue, James; et al (1991). Libraries and the Environment. Wilson Library Bulletin, 65(6), 26-43
Three articles address issues that relate to libraries and the environment. Highlights include recycling projects; buying recycled paper products and other ecology-minded purchasing ideas; energy-efficient libraries; indoor pollution problems; a list of environmental information sources; designing library buildings; and activities that libraries can use to promote Earth Day.
Montes Baffier, Véronique; Dister, Sarah (2019). Libraries and the SDGs: how the FAO Library is translating SDGs into tangible knowledge: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The FAO Library has implemented a monthly e-Bulletin on specific UN and FAO events related to the SDGs. Following the Organization goals to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the library is translating SGDs into tangible knowledge for staff in HQ and the field, broadening the dissemination of FAO output worldwide with open access to developing countries and by providing direct full text access to the most up to date literature, extended bibliographies and historical documents on the SDGs.
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (IFLA) (2018). Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A storytelling manual.
The Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- a storytelling manual is a guide for librarians and library advocates to support you in your advocacy efforts. The Library Map of the World (LMW) team have compiled some tips and useful information to help you write compelling stories about your library activities, projects and programmes, and their impact on communities. Consequently, we would like to share your story about your library's contribution to the SDGs through the LMW website.
Dankowski, Terra (2019). Libraries as Sustenance: Distributing food in public libraries can abate hunger, waste, and even vandalism. American Libraries, 50(June 23)
The United States has a dilemma: It wastes 150,000 tons of food each day, but millions of people experience hunger and food insecurity. Libraries can help to support food saving programs.
Vermeire, Geert (2020). Libraries as gardens: Creative project
Libraries as Gardens is a collective project, curated by Belgian writer and artist Geert Vermeire, and was launched at the Analogio Performance Arts Festival 2018 in Athens, exploring how gardens and libraries overlap, departing from the relation between inside/outside, involving walking, writing and site-specific practices. In the initial project in Athens in 2018 a group of international artists researched artistically how gardens and their trees can become a library in the public space of Athens, complemented with an exhibition in TAF - The Art Foundation.
Beutelspacher, Lisa; Meschede, Christine (2020). Libraries as promoters of environmental sustainability: Collections, tools and events. IFLA Journal, 46(4), 347-358. DOI: 10.1177/0340035220912513
Striving for a balance between economic development and environmental protection is an ambitious goal requiring sufficient information on the part of all actors. Public libraries can play an important role in acting as promoters of knowledge on environmental sustainability. The researchers analysed the status of German public libraries and their efforts towards a sustainable society. We considered the libraries' collections and created a questionnaire, asking librarians to evaluate the current situation in their library. The results show that many libraries promote environmental sustainability by highlighting books and other media on several subtopics through special conventions or shelves. Energy meters were the most frequently mentioned tools provided to sensitize to the topic. Furthermore, libraries organize several information events. Therefore, partnerships with other organizations and schools are of utmost importance. Beside these efforts, there is still more potential to promote environmental sustainability. Often, the lack of budget and personnel poses a challenge.
Long, Sarah Ann (2000). Libraries can help build sustainable communities. American Libraries, 31(6), 7
Looks at the availability of a grant provided for librarians in the United States who wish to show their concern about the environment. The project titled 'Libraries Build Sustainable Communities' which is designed to educate librarians about the issues surrounding sustainability; Opportunities which the grant offers librarians; Use of libraries as community gathering places.
Leyrer, Katharina (2018). Libraries sow the seed of a sustainable society: A comparative analysis of IFLA Green Library Award projects 2016. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 22-31). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-004
Loder, Michael Wescott (2010). Libraries with a future: How are academic library usage and green demands changing building designs?. College & Research Libraries, 71(4), 348-360. DOI: 10.5860/crl-37r1
Support for the modular system of building construction, touted in the second half of the 20th century as the best basis for academic library building design, appears to be waning. A study of textquotedblgreentextquotedbl libraries in 2008 revealed that not only has energy conservation become important, but that spaces designed for users rather than books have become paramount. The modular system worked particularly well for housing ever-expanding book collections, but collection growth is no longer a practical goal. Users want and need a greater variety of spaces, which purpose-built rooms are better at meeting. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Horng, Shih-chang (2019). Libraries working to realize UN SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities - Taipei Public Library experience: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Shezidao is the remotest district in Taipei City. Although persistent flooding led to several decades with no construction and development, a population of 10,000 still lives in this rundown settlement. In 2018, Taipei Public Library opened its most advanced Shezidao Intelligent Library in the area. In this facility, books are managed using RFID chips which remove the need for resident librarian services. Readers use automated book borrowing/returning machines and pick up reserved books themselves. In addition, users can select a book online from any of the 8 million volumes at 56 branch libraries throughout the city and then, through the book transfer system, it will arrive at Shezidao within seven days. Establishing the library in this disadvantaged area provides residents with an extremely convenient information provision service, reducing the inequality in access to information that has existed for many years. Because fewer resources and opportunities for learning are available in this area relative to the city center, Taipei Public Library holds English story-telling events on weekends/holidays to encourage children to read. At these events, volunteers read English picture books to children as a way of enhancing the learning environment and helping to reduce the urban-rural educational divide. This ensures everyone has the equal access to books and promotes the cause of information fairness.
Kear, Robin L. (2018). Libraries, development, and implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda: A regional workshop held in Montego Bay, 16-18 February 2017. International Information & Library Review, 50(1), 60-62. DOI: 10.1080/10572317.2018.1422906
The Global Postcards column is pleased to present a column dedicated to examining ways that libraries are promoting and supporting the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our first article, by column editor Robin L. Kear, provides a look at one of IFLA's regional workshops for their International Advocacy Program that helps libraries understand how to promote their role in development goals. Next, Roseline Bawack from the University of Yaoundé shares how academic libraries in Cameroon are working to achieve the SDGs. Then, Magnus Osahon Igbinovia and James Afe Aiyebelehin summarize the 2017 Nigerian Library Association meeting that addressed ways that libraries can support development goals.
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