Bangar, Machhindra S. (2018). Green libraries in India: An overview. Knowledge Librarian, Special issue(1), 222-230
Green design is an emerging trend, defining the library of the 21st century. Green Library Movement which comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses is committed to greening libraries and reducing eco-degradation. The paper highlights the conditions of green library, role of a librarian, features of green library, Initiatives in India. It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make green library. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities. The trend in India is not only growing in numbers but also extends across the country. The paper concludes that librarians have to be keen on updating themselves on sustainability trends in the field of librarianship and should provide awareness and create the space in the libraries to exemplify the Green practices.
Scherer, Jeffrey A. (2014). Green libraries promoting sustainable communities: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France.
What is a sustainable community? How does the library as an institution, through the construction or renovation of a library building, promote and model sustainable behavior? The behavior and process that a library institution exhibits during the construction of a library building establishes an important community bond between the institution and the citizens it serves. Citizens not only learn from the process but they also begin to understand how to model their behavior. Libraries, in turn, learn from their citizens who are increasingly demanding a deeper commitment to sustainable practices in the construction, operation and maintenance of their libraries. Besides these community-centric relationships, the buildings themselves can model best practices. Specifically, the community dialogue and listening process is crucial to establishing trust between the institution and the citizens. Without this trust, the success of a sustainable community will falter. This paper uses examples of these best practices and discusses the lessons learned for promoting sustainable communities through library design, building and operations.
Blanchard, Mark A. (2010). Green libraries work. American Libraries, 41(1/2), 8
A letter to the editor is presented concerning the remodeling of the Northland College Dexter Library in Ashland, Wisconsin.
Bothmer, Eleonore von (2021). Green libraries: "We have to react to social change'': Interview with Tim Schumann
More than just a place for bookworms – will the library of the future have vegetable patches on the roof and a repair café in the basement? Tim Schumann works at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin’s Pankow district and is co-founder of the “Green Libraries Network”. Here he explains why public libraries have to redefine their role. (February 2021)
Tripathi, Sneha (2016). Green libraries: An approach to sustainable development. Pearl : A Journal of Library and Information Science, 10(2), 119-127. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6922.2016.00016.4
Sustainable development has become a global phenomenon since the United Nation has put forth time-bound and quantified targets to address various socio-economic issues such as poverty, education, equality in the form of `Millennium Development Goals'. Libraries are one of the best institutions for promoting the sustainable development of a democratic society. Amongst all, public libraries have major share of responsibility in the socio-economic development of a region. The present study elaborates various efforts taken up by the libraries and library associations to improve the quality of life by providing information access to the society.
Saha, Payel (2019). Green libraries: Effect to the academic institutions: A special study on US based libraries. Library Philosophy and Practise, 4, e1-9
The spiral concept of Green Library is captivating to the entire library professionals worldwide. This is also called sustainable library. The present paper discusses about overview of the technical development of green libraries of academic institutions in US based libraries and other developing countries i.e. UK, Canada and India. Which also focus on the workflow, features, aims and objectives, scope and limitations, betterment of green libraries and the role of librarians. The paper also focuses on the role of initiatives like UNDP, IGBC and LEED.
Sapna; Kaushik, Saurabh; Saini, Pawan Kumar (2017). Green libraries: Need of 21st Century. International Journal of Information Movement, 2(3), 79-84
Globally evolution of green libraries is moving ahead and transforming the libraries into the green libraries by building green library buildings. It also emphasis on the greening of the existing library facilities, disseminationof green services and promotes the environmentally supportive practices in the library. Economy and Ecology are the two most important things to make a library healthy and prosperous. The main aim of this paper is to analyze the importance of green libraries, to identify the standards for the green libraries, major green library initiatives and techniques and methods for greening of the library.
Designing Libraries C.I.C. Community Interest (2020). Green libraries: Sustainable library buildings: A guide to resources and trends in sustainable library building design
Many of the resources listed are specific to libraries, and many are also from the US where several initiatives have helped create a useful pool of experience for library planners and architects in the UK to draw on.
Bhattacharya, A. (2017). Green library and its utilities in modern day library service: A study. International Journal of Next Generation Library and Technologies, 3(3), 1-11
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.
Meher, Puspanjali; Parabhoi, Lambodara (2017). Green library: An overview, issues with special reference to Indian libraries. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 7(2), 62-69
The green library or sustainable library is a new concept and it is gaining popularity among the library professionals. The paper highlights the conditions of environment, their impacts on society and efforts of leading organizations towards an eco-friendly earth, developed standards for the betterment, green India, green library, role of a librarian, features of green library, Initiatives in India and outside India. The papers also discuss role of initiatives like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make green library. Furthermore the paper focus the importance of green library in ongoing era and green library initiatives in India like Madras University Library, Karnataka university library Dharwad, Mumbai university library and Anna Centenary Library has been trying to make a successful green library.
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.
Smith, Carrie (2021). Green swag and memorable experiences: Sustainable thinking in library incentives and rewards. American Libraries, 52(June 25)
"We used to give out a lot of things and then at the end of the day we'd find the plastic toys broken, discarded, and they didn't last very long,'' said Kacper Jarecki, library manager at Queens (N.Y.) Public Library (QPL). The long-term impact of this cycle has led some library workers to reimagine the role and utility of "library swag'' while addressing social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
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.
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