Sharma, Ajay (2019). Green library building: A case study of SVNIT Library: Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Librarianship Development through Internet of Things & Customer Service, Mehsana, Gujarat, India.
A library is the heart of the institution. Prerequisite for the successful functioning of each section of a library is good library building which supports all the activities with the economy. The building supports the economy in its function if it utilizes resources judiciously. The concept of a green building came into public interest during the 1960s and 1970s when natural resources crisis and pollution explosion increased to the serious concern. As an integral part of society, libraries are also influenced by the concept of the green and sustainable building. The planning and design process of a new library building is a big and complex task. A successful library building can be planned only if there is close involvement of architect, library professional and the management. Plan and communication are crucial for successful new library building construction. In 2017, the central library of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat was shifted to its new library building. The planning for the new library building was started in 2013. This paper covers the various aspects of the green /sustainable library building and Green Building Rating Systems (GBRSs). The paper discusses the various green concept adopted by the new library building of SVNIT. This paper also provides a brief overview of the planning and design of new library building.
Tseng, Shu-hsien (2008). Green library design and evaluation: The Taipei Public Library, Taiwan. New Library World, 109(7/8), 321-336. DOI: 10.1108/03074800810888159
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce the planning and architectural design features, and the post--occupancy evaluation (POE) of the Beitou Branch Library in the Taipei Public Library System. This paper also proposes possible solutions in response to the public's suggestions for improvements. Design/methodology/approach A library--user survey was employed to appraise the functioning of the Beitou Branch Library by the general public. The questionnaire for this survey was divided into three parts: background information of patrons; patrons' use of the Beitou Branch Library; and patrons' opinions on the facilities of the Beitou Branch Library. The 511 valid returned patron questionnaires were numbered and processed by means of Microsoft Excel statistical analysis. Chi--square testing, ANOVA and Pearson T--test were then used to analyze the relevant data and statistics. Findings The findings from the Beitou Branch Library survey are as follows: its innovative design and unique architecture and furniture has created a trend for new design concepts in Taiwan; it increases the number of library visits; it increases the visibility of the library and changes the stereotype of the library in the public's mind; it embodies the principles of ecological education and has become a multi--faceted learning center; it has gained the support of local residents and professional experts; it has generated corporate sponsorship of green library buildings; and the average numbers and distribution of frequency indicate that, other than ``convenient parking'' and ``number of computers in the computer area'', patrons were generally satisfied with the library's facilities, with all other categories receiving an average rating of 3.5 or greater.
Borgohain, Trinayan (2018). Green library: A rousing call to library community. International Multilingual Research Journal Vidyawarta, March 2018 Special Issue, 183-187
This paper is to provide an overview of the green building technologies and its practices in the libraries in order to use them as an instrument towards fostering ecological sustainability and development. The concept of green library movement among the Indian library community is still in the grassroots level whereas in International scenario it has already gained popularity. Therefore the main motto of this paper is to raise awareness about the green library movement and also to promote the idea among the library professionals to take a clear stand and create a visible green image for the library as an important part of their academic and social responsibility. The next as well as present generation of LIS profession should be encouraged to spread the ``Green library movement'' in their libraries.
Čadovska, Ivana; Tkalčić, A.-M. (2017). Green literacy as part of a strategy for the development of information service. Vjesnik Bibliotekara Hrvatsk, 60(1), 65-77
Green literacy represents the ability to understand the impact of human decisions and actions on the environment by raising awareness of sustainable development and encouraging critical thinking. Its task is to change the behavior of an individual or the entire institution. Although the green literacy was first defined back in the early 1990s, at the same time when the green library movement was created, it is more important today than ever before. Libraries, as dynamic institutions that follow the new development trends and provide a broad range of information and services, have recognized the significance of ecology and sustainable development from the beginning. Therefore, they are a logical starting point for developing literacy of their users. This paper aims to introduce green literacy in the context of information literacy and to define its role in the development of libraries, especially within information services which represent the central place of education and informing for the users, and act as promoters of new services and activities in every library. Finally, a brief overview of the most important environmental projects related to user education in Croatian libraries is given.
Brekhus, Rachel (2009). Green: The color of the day. American Libraries, 40(6/7), 11
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article on the green initiatives of the American Library Association (ALA) during its Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) national conference in the May 2009 issue.
Purpose Libraries have a variety of computer printers, faxes, network printers and photocopiers. All these machines have an environmental impact using paper, ink and electricity. This paper aims to discuss strategies for lessening the impact of these devices. Design/methodology/approach The paper provides a ``how--to'' approach for librarians to achieve greener printing and copying. Findings Modification in library procedures can result in greener printing and copying. Originality/value The paper reviews the research on greener printing and provides practical suggestions for achieving greener printing and copying.
Griebel, Rosemary (2012). Greening a library, greening a community: The Calgary Public Library's eco-action plan. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 113-117). Library Juice Press. DOI: en
Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.) (2012). Greening libraries. Los Angeles, CA: Library Juice Press. ISBN: 9781936117086
Provides library professionals with a collection of articles and papers that serve as a portal to understanding a wide range of green and sustainable practices within libraries and the library profession. The articles come from a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics related to green practices, sustainability and the library profession. Offers an overview of important aspects of the growing green library movement, including, but not limited to, green buildings, alternative energy resources, conservation, green library services and practices, operations, programming, and outreach. From publisher description.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2012). Greening libraries in historic buildings. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 67-77). Library Juice Press
Carr, Mary M. (2013). Greening of America's libraries: LEEDing the way. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. ISBN: 9780838986646
The Greening of America's Libraries: LEEDing the Way is a joint publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries and the Library Leadership & Management Association, both divisions of the American Library Association. Written by Mary M. Carr and Steven L. Carr, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) certified librarians, this digital publication introduces librarians and design professionals to the information and tools necessary to construct or renovate a library in accordance with the USGBC's LEED requirements and process. Readers will find point by point explanations of.
Oyelude, Adetoun Adebisi; Alabi, Adefunke Olanike (2013). Greening: Pluses and minuses of Nigerian libraries in promoting environmental sustainability: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2013, Singapore.
Addressing and reversing the human impact on the environment is part of a library’s social responsibility. This paper examines green initiatives within the context of Nigerian libraries with emphasis on analysis of related policy and practice of green librarianship, and pluses and minuses of Nigerian libraries in the green initiatives. The result of a survey of librarians in Nigeria is presented. A four-dimensional, cross-sectional research design was adopted for the study which combined library search, interview, participant observation and a 10-item survey questionnaire using the Surveymonkey tool for data collection. The questionnaire was administered on librarians registered in the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Online Forum. It sought to investigate the level of awareness of librarians of greening, attitude to greening libraries, efforts at greening libraries, greening policy in the libraries and ways of further advancing greening for sustainable development. Preliminary findings from the literature search indicated that there is an exciting emergent library discourse on “green” policy and actions, however, Nigerian libraries are implementing “green” measures at minimal level and rather unconsciously. The level of awareness of greening initiatives among Nigerian librarians is still relatively low and the recommendations of this study calls for increased awareness and environmental literacy among library users and the entire community to build better green momentum in Nigerian libraries.
Schwartz, Meredith (2018). Growing home: Vancouver Community Library hosted an exploration of community engagement, sustainable design, and adapting to changing. Library Journal, 143(1), 36-42
Information about the Design Institute, an exploration of community engagement, sustainable design, and adapting to changing needs, held on October 20, 2017 in Washington State at Fort Vancouver Regional Library's (FVRL) Vancouver Community Library (VCL) is presented. Topics discussed include engaging the stakeholders in the process of planning a new or renovated library, sustainability, and the importance of daylighting. Panelists include Jennifer Charzewski, Dennis Humphries, and Amy Lee.
Charney, Madeleine; Smith, Bonnie; Williams, Beth Filar (2016). Growing our vision together: A sustainability community within the American Library Association: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2016, Columbus, OH.
A rich and colorful tapestry of innovative library practices, services, and engagement emerged in response to the economic, social and environmental dynamics of the 21st century, not least of which the explosion of technology, economic crises, and a growing environmental imperative driven by climate instability. In a world struggling for sustainability, libraries continue to critically evolve in order to celebrate their communities' successes and support them through hardships. Library associations bring together professionals to co-create solutions, share expertise, and bolster resilience through learning and community building. This poster reports on the formation of the American Library Association (ALA) Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) in 2013, the result of an urgent call to action for a unified effort to address the new millennium's environmental, economic and social sustainability challenges within the library profession in the United States and Canada. This poster identifies the technologies, processes, roles and other factors that led to the founding of SustainRT, as well as providing a vision for the future based on its participatory and inclusive structure. This story offers a practical model, including tools and strategies, for others seeking to engage in dialog and collaboration within the library profession.
Williams, Beth Filar; Charney, Madeleine; Smith, Bonnie (2015). Growing our vision together: Forming a sustainability community within the American Library Association. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 11(2), 57-69. DOI: 10.1080/15487733.2015.11908147
As long-standing keepers of democracy and information stewardship, library professionals are a natural fit for advocating and promoting sustainability within their communities. From seed libraries to Occupy Wall Street libraries, their view of sustainability extends beyond environmental concerns to include community activism, economic development, and social equity. Empowering people, facilitating dialogue, and providing resources for a more resilient future are at the center of librarians’ vital and changing roles. These visionary professionals have powered libraries’ work as outspoken advocates with well-founded initiatives. For a long time, however, there was no cohesive sustainability-focused venue for sharing best practices, collaborating, and contributing to the profession. In 2013, after one year of focused research and promotion, the American Library Association (ALA) approved a new group, the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT). This article describes how library advocates built SustainRT over the years and gained momentum with a pivotal webinar series. Clear signs of SustainRT’s early success are a testimony to the critical need for a sustainability-related Community of Practice (CoP). The article shows how the steps taken to achieve this national group’s standing can serve as a model for fostering dialogue and collaboration (often through virtual means) that allows for wide participation.
Was haben der kürzlich in Wien abgehaltene Eurovision Song contest und der im September stattfindende Österreichische Bibliothekartag gemeinsam? Sie sind „Green Events“ beziehungsweise „Green Meetings“ – nach Umweltstandards abgehaltene Veranstaltungen. Pamela Stückler vom Planungskomitee des Bibliothekartags berichtet von den Vorbereitungen.
Bauke, Carolyn (2014). Grüne Bibliothek als Chance? Konzeptentwicklung für die Stadtbücherei Wedel. Bachelorarbeit. Department Information
Diese Arbeit befasst sich mit der Thematik Grüne Bibliotheken. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist ein Konzept für die Stadtbücherei Wedel zu entwickeln, woraus ersichtlich wird, ob die Stadtbücherei Wedel die Chance hat, sich zu einer Grünen Bibliothek zu entwickeln. Im Hauptteil der Arbeit werden die Begriffe die „Grüne Bibliothek“ und die „Nachhaltigkeit“ erläutert. Beispielhaft werden zwei Unternehmen aus Deutschland und zwei Bibliotheken aus dem Ausland beschrieben sowie eine Analyse der bereits erfüllten Nachhaltigkeitskriterien durchgeführt. Weiterhin erfolgt eine Beschreibung der Gütesiegel für allgemeine Produkte und Zertifikate die Bibliotheken erlangen können. Um die oben genannten Fragestellungen zu beantworten, wurde ein Workshop mit Mitarbeiterinnen der Stadtbücherei Wedel durchgeführt. Im Workshop wurde die aktuelle Situation hinsichtlich der bereits erfüllten „grünen“ Kriterien erarbeitet. Auf Grundlage der zwei Unternehmen im Deutschland, der zwei Bibliotheken im Ausland und des Workshops wurde ein Konzept für die Stadtbücherei Wedel erstellt. Die Stadtbücherei Wedel befindet sich auf einem guten Weg eine Grüne Bibliothek zu werden und hat die Chance dieses Ziel durch kleine Veränderungen auch zu erreichen.
Kaufmann, Andrea (2019). Grüne Bibliotheken. Ver.di-Report BiWiFo, 18(2), 7
Klima- und Ressourcenschutz wurden Bibliotheken gleichsam in die Wiege gelegt: Bücher leihen und teilen verhindert Neukauf, spart Papier, schont Bäume, schützt das Klima. Bibliothekar*innen sind somit die Vorreitenden des heutigen Sharing-Booms. Viele von ihnen spüren die Notwendigkeit, sich noch stärker für Nachhaltigkeit einzusetzen: In der noch jungen #Libraries4Future-Initiative verpflichten sich Bibliotheksbeschäftigte und -verbände zu klima- und ressourcen bewusstem Arbeiten.
Prucková, Lenka (2015). Grüne Bibliotheken in Tschechien. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 22-23
„Grüner“, bewusster und vernetzter: Studierende der Bibliothekswissenschaft gaben den Anstoß zu einer verstärkten Auseinandersetzung mit ökologischer Nachhaltigkeit in tschechischen Bibliotheken.
Bothmer, Eleonore von (2021). Grüne Bibliotheken: "Wir müssen auf die gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen reagieren“: Interview mit Tim Schumann
Mehr als nur ein Platz für Leseratten: Hat die Bücherei der Zukunft Gemüsebeete auf dem Dach und ein Repair-Café im Keller? Tim Schumann, Mitarbeiter der Heinrich-Böll-Bibliothek in Berlin-Pankow und Mitgründer des „Netzwerk Grüne Bibliotheken“, erklärt, warum öffentliche Bibliotheken ihre Rolle neu definieren müssen. (Februar 2021)
Please send comments, additions or suggestions to the bibliography to Beate Hörning.
The Bibliography Green Library is created in cooperation with the IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB).