International Federation of Library Associations_and_Institutions (IFLA) (2018). Exemplars, educators, enablers: Libraries and sustainability: How libraries contribute to sustainability.
As institutions with a societal mission, it is natural for libraries to seek to address the major societal challenges of today - and there are fewer greater than sustainability. With agreement of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development three years ago, this has been recognised as major political priority, and governments have committed to act.
Saario, Mari; Oja, Laura (2012). Expert’s view on the Sustainable Development in Libraries Project. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 10-13).
Harrington, Eileen G. (2014). Exploring environmental science with children and teens. Chicago: ALA ed., an imprint of the Amercian Library Association. ISBN: 9780838911983
Despite the abundance of resources on the subject, in the classroom science often takes a back seat to the study of math and English. That gives public and school libraries as well as museums the opportunity to jump in as venues for informal education, sharing the wonders of science with children and their caregivers. In this intriguing book Harrington focuses on environmental science, offering a selection of unique programming ideas that not only entertain but also arm children and teens with information about environmental issues. There's no need to have a particular background in science to use this all-in-one resource, which includes - Background information on the national state of science education, and how environmental programming can foster science literacy - Ways to introduce environmental science themes into existing library programs via textquotedblLittle Learners Labstextquotedbl for toddlers, science storytimes for young children, and book clubs for tweens and teens - Lists of age-appropriate titles to share with any group - Strategies for implementation to ensure success. This book not only demonstrates the need for environmental programming but also gives those who work with children and teens the ideas and confidence they need to move forward.
Kussin, Saskia; Wagner, Janet (2022). FaMI-Auszubildende als "ForFuture-Denker/-innen"! Dreitägiger Workshop zum Thema "Grüne Bibliothek" inspiriert den Berufsnachwuchs. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(5), 254-257
Premiere in Berlin: Die Stadtbibliotheken Mitte und Pankow ermöglichten ihren Auszubildenden einen dreitägigen Workshop zum Thema »Grüne Bibliothek«. Der thematische Fokus des Workshops lag auf den Themen Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE), Agenda 2030 und die 17 Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, auf Best-Practice-Beispielen in Berlin sowie auf den aktuellen Berliner Positionspapieren für den Bereich Bildung, dem Bibliotheksentwicklungsplan und dem Berliner Energie- und Klimaschutzprogramm (BEK 2030).
Holste-Flinsbach, Karin (2022). FaMIs for future. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(1), 60
Nachdem die auszubildenden FaMIs schon 2020 der Absage der Frankfurter Buchmesse geschuldet keinen Messestand organisieren konnten, waren sie 2021 zunächst hoffnungsfroh, gestalteten wie in den Vorjahren eine FaMI-Zeitung mit einer kurzen Berufsbeschreibung, Spezifika der einzelnen Fachrichtungen eingeschlossen, Rätseln und kreativen Bastelanleitungen, twitterten, waren auf Instagram zu finden, stellten kleinere und größere Kunstwerke aus Papier und Büchern her, Buttons mit dem Logo und warben Preise für das Glücksrad ein. Das Projekt stand diesmal unter dem Motto "FaMIs for future", angelehnt (auch farblich) an die Aktion "Libraries for future" und ging folgerichtig auch auf Nachhaltigkeit von und in Bibliotheken ein, z.B. durch den Effekt einer geteilten Nutzung der bereitgestellten Medien.
Hauke, Petra; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (2014). Farbe bekennen - Grüne Bibliotheken auf die Tagesordnung! Vortrag auf dem 103. Deutschen Bibliothekartag, Bremen, 5. Juni 2014.
Was in vielen Ländern bereits im Alltag der Bibliotheken verankert ist, beginnt in Deutschland erst sehr zaghaft: Das Verantwortungsbewusstsein von Bibliotheken für die ökologische Bildung der Gesellschaft und die Konsequenzen daraus für die Bibliothekspraxis. Es ist höchste Zeit, in der deutschen Bibliothekslandschaft publik zu machen, was eine glqqGrüne Bibliothekgrqq sein kann -- bezogen auf das Gebäude, die Ausstattung, das Management, die Services für die Nutzer. Anhand einer Checkliste wird gezeigt, wie Bibliotheken mit einem glqqgrünengrqq Konzept nicht nur selbst etwas für die ökologische Nachhaltigkeit tun können, sondern auch wie sie als Multiplikatoren in den Kommunen, Hochschulen und bei anderen Trägern Einfluss auf das ökologische Verhalten nehmen und damit einen wichtigen Beitrag für unsere Gesellschaft leisten. Summary: Bringing environmental awareness to libraries does not necessarily imply huge financial efforts or a big budget. Ecological sustainability is an undervalued aspect of the marketing strategy for libraries which has more impact on clients and on stakeholders than one would expect. Small steps in going green can make a big impact for the library's image. Little financial input can produce an important marketing outcome. Activities in this field can be developed in cooperation with unpaid partners like non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Friends of the Library groups, library suppliers and, last but not least, the library users. A checklist on how to go green gives an overview of important aspects in planning, construction, and library operations in order to introduce the first grqqgreen footsteps''.
Mohapatra, Niranjan (2020). Feed Green to Read Green: Movement for sustainable development. In Gunjal, Bhojaraju; Pradhan, Dibya Kishor; Mishra, Vinod Kumar; Mishra, Puspita; Das, Kshirod (Hrsg.), Next generation libraries (S. 67-79). Ess Ess Publications
The word ``GREEN'' has a different power for sustainable development i.e. green vegetables for health, green fodder for cattle, and green environment for peace of mind. As green feeds are useful for better health, green environments are also helpful for peace mind. A Green reading environment availed with natural air, natural light may be attracting the readers to Read, Relax and Refresh. Lack of green forest is cause of global warming and climate change etc, so everyone needs everything to be Green to save the earth. Day-to-day People's interests are growing for green movement in different fields. In the field of Library and Information Science, a new concept named Sustainable Library or Green Library having popularity among LIS Professionals. People need green food to feed as well as green Library to read. Green Library is not only a thought, but also a movement towards the sustainable development of libraries all over the world particularly in development countries. The green library movement involves librarians, library staff, library users, libraries that are dedicated to greening libraries and reducing the environmental degradation. ``Feed Green to Read Green'' is a sign of ``as people take care their body for a better health, they should take care their library's health (development). It calls for ``Go Green'' in daily foods as well as daily library activities.
Peirce, Elisabeth (2022). Fermentation 101: How to make sauerkraut. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 45-49). ALA Editions
From yogurt to sourdough, soy sauce, beer, wine, and kombucha, fermented food and drinks are all around us. Many people are tuning into the benefits of probiotics (found in fermented food) for the health of our gut flora and are seeking an inexpensive alternative to probiotic supplements. Then there are the foodies who love the rich, earthy flavors of ferments like sauerkraut---one of the most popular and easy-to-make fermented foods. With a few basic tools and ingredients, you can help program participants make their own jar of kraut to ferment at home. It's a satisfyingly hands-on process that older kids and adults alike will enjoy
Eberhart, George M. (2017). Fighting the battle for a livable planet. American Libraries, 48(June 24)
Noted author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, whose 1989 book The End of Nature is said to have been the first popular exposé of man-made climate change, spoke on Saturday afternoon to a dedicated audience of concerned librarians brought together by the Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Sustainability Round Table.
Chance, Rachel (2019). File under bee: Libraries open up to beekeeping. American Libraries, 50(9/10), 14-17
Griffis, Gabrielle (2023). Fix it yourself: Repair events at the library promote sustainable living. American Libraries, 54(May 1)
Are you sure it's time to throw out those pants with a broken zipper or that bike with the squeaky pedals? Sustainable living involves making changes in your everyday life to ensure that you leave the planet a better place after you're gone. These changes can include recycling and reducing waste, of course, but also repairing rather than replacing. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain shortages, interest in sustainability and self-reliance topics has risen considerably among library patrons. Libraries of all types are enhancing programming by embracing these timely subjects and providing much sought-after instruction.
Antill, Rebecca; Andrews, Devon; Hibbs, Maddie; Ward, Heath; Wooten, Jimmy (2021). Food access and Seed Libraries in rural public libraries
Are you looking for ideas to "grow" a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity. 09 June 2021
Overbey, Tracey A. (2020). Food deserts, libraries, and urban communities: What Is the connection?. Public Library Quarterly, 39(1), 37-49. DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2019.1591156
What do public libraries and communities classified as food deserts have in common? This paper will share how the Cleveland Public Library addressed food security issues in Cleveland, Ohio, through collaboration with local organizations such as The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension in Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank (CCLB). Public Libraries are changing the way they serve patrons in disadvantaged communities. Librarians are beginning to share concerns about health issues of their communities. The author provides a step-by-step approach to beginning a community garden at your local public library or community property. The program will benefit groups of all ages.
Udell, Emily (2019). Food for thought: Academic libraries are fighting campus food insecurity with onsite pantries. American Libraries, 50(5), 12
Choosing a major, securing financial aid, getting good grades—these are the common concerns of most college students. But increasingly many also worry where their next meal might come from. Some academic libraries around the country are stepping in to help by housing pantries or offering food onsite.
Engida, G. (2015). Foreword. In Singh, Jagtar; Grizzle, Alton; Yee, Sin Joan; Culver, Sherri Hope (Hrsg.), Media and information literacy for the sustainable development goals (S. 9-11). International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg
Ismail, Farrah Zuhaira; Yaman, Rostam; Razali, Khairul Nazli (2022). Formulating an assessment tool for the implementation of green initiatives in library. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1067(1), 012021. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/1067/1/012021
Amidst environmental crisis, the role of built environment sector becomes even more vital as it formed capacity in contributing a substantial factors to reduce energy usage and emission of greenhouse gas to atmosphere. Library specifically, act as crucial function in extending the agenda of promoting environmental practice. However, limited rating system explicitly for library's green initiatives makes it challenging for library to implement these initiatives due to lack of proper guidelines. Hence, this study was conducted to examine existing checklists measuring green initiatives in library and to formulate assessment list for evaluating sustainable library's operational initiatives. Systematic literature reviews were conducted in establishing the evaluation checklist, in which three existing checklists related to green initiatives in library were compared and referred to. The assessment checklist developed in this study identifies 107 initiatives related to facilities can be implemented by existing libraries in Malaysia. The result of this study serves as a basis for libraries in Malaysia to environmentally improve its facilities.
Odeyemi, Samuel Oladunjoye (2019). Framework to strengthen and revitalize equitable-quick access to information for sustainable development: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
In order to satisfy the demand for equitable quick-access to information and borderless resources by the citizens, a framework was designed and adopted for librarians and information professionals. The framework is to empower librarians in support of the government's drive in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ekiti State, Nigeria. It premised on the roles that librarians could play in fulfilling its mandate in the implementation of the 17 SDGs within available internet facilities in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The mapping together of letters in the two keywords, STRENGTHEN and REVITALISE was used to frame the 10 cardinal syllabus, which are: Support for Research; Teamwork Enablement; Realistic Vision; Enthusiasm for Innovation; Nurturing Trainers; Goal-oriented Altmetrics; Technologies Literacy; Hotspots for Internetworking; Enterprising Structure and Novelty Expansion. The author consulted postgraduate researchers at the Information Studies program, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa for input. Pilot training were for 9 teacher-librarians drawn from government colleges and full focused training for one teacher-librarian per school and there are 98 of such public secondary schools in the state. The framework is becoming a standard in the training of librarians in support of the state's government drive in knowledge economy and human capital development. The academic librarians at the Ekiti State University Library and Nigerian Library Association, Ekiti State Chapter, Nigeria are being co-opted in the capacity building. The project monitoring are on-going as teacher-librarians are to implement what they have learned in rendering services to other teachers and students under them as it is relevant to society in the dissemination of knowledge around SDGs.
Hauke, Petra (2018). Freitag, 15. Juni, 10 bis 12 Uhr: Welt retten! Bibliotheken auf dem Weg zur ökologischen und sozialen Nachhaltigkeit. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 70(6), 329
Bats, Raphaëlle; Delaune, Camille; Insaurralde, Gustavo (2019). French libraries and sustainable development goals: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Make its library a pillar for local sustainable development: an example of advocacy in France. Access point to information (as the Lyon Declaration (2014) reminds us, the 65,000 French libraries and documentation centers (source: public libraries 2020) are key players in sustainable development. Their missions fulfill all the UN’s 2030 Agenda sustainable development goals. However, to be convinced is not enough, to have evidence of it every day in our institutions is not enough either. To demonstrate and prove it to elected representatives and the public as well as to the librarians themselves.It is for this purpose that IFLA has set up the IAP (International Advocacy Program), through which two French librarians have been trained to develop advocacy projects based on the 2030 Agenda in the French context. This poster aims to present the actions carried out following this training to organize, collect data, sensitize librarians, produce content and carry out initial lobbying and advocacy. The poster will show the importance of organizing into an effective working group, capable of having a national audience and putting in place a program of action for the coming years; in other words, a good illustration of the 17th objective of 2030 Agenda. A good organization can not advance without material on which to base its work. Also, the next step was the raising of examples and stories, to show the active participation of the libraries towards all the objectives of the 2030 Agenda. Endowed with testimonies, we support our colleagues to the master of advocacy speeches on sustainable development libraries. For this, we did training and created a collaborative serious game. The facility to defend orally libraries does not spare work on documents that can be provided to elected representatives and decision-makers. Also, the working group has created a database, a website and a news feed, as well as a brochure of stories of French actions carried out for each of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda. Thus ready, we have put into practice our achievements in three lobbying situations in Geneva (UN), New York (Embassies to the UN) and Brussels (European Parliament). These first experiences allowed us to make a short guide to better prepare for these sometimes short meetings with decision makers. The work is not finished. We still have awareness tools (video) to develop, contacts to consolidate (with a greeting card), training to ensure (at the French-speaking level), etc. This poster therefore presents a point of step of the action carried out during two years to sensitize the French information sciences professionals to the 2030 Agenda and the expression of their role in the realization of its 17 objectives.
Bennett, Megan (2023). Fresh ideas: Libraries install fridges to address food insecurity. American Libraries, 54(June 1)
Charleston County (S.C.) Public Library (CCPL) is one of several library systems in recent years to install community fridges with the goal of nourishing their neighborhoods and reducing the stigma around food assistance. While dry goods pantries have become somewhat common at many library facilities, community fridges are a more recent trend and enable access to fresh and perishable foods.
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).
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