Yebei, Jepchumba Beatrice; Nyakundi, James Nyambane; Pham, Ba Toan (2019). Academic library as social network site for climate change: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Academic Library as a Social network site is made up of an interconnection among students, faculty, researchers, and educators with public areas to exploit Information and Repositories of Climate Change. USIU-A library and information center librarians designed a programme to highlight the effects of climate change to the current society. The library conducted climate literacy classes within the library and in classes. Provided mobile library service that promoted demand driven acquisition of books on climate change. This poster shares the experience of academic libraries being champions of climate change in the user communities they serve and also offers further recommendations to strengthen the campaign through inclusion of NGO’s, Volunteer groups, donors among others.
International Federation of Library Associations_and_Institutions (IFLA) (2016). Acces and opportunity for all: How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Jain, Priti; Jibril, Lynn (2018). Achieving sustainable development through libraries: Some preliminary observations from Botswana public libraries: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sustainable development in the 21st century is based on access to information and knowledge. Like their counterparts, African libraries have recognized the key role of libraries in achieving sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The National Library of Uganda provides ICT training to female farmers to access weather forecasts, crop prices, and to set up online markets in their local languages. Nigerian Librarians developed a SDGs Action Group on Facebook to achieve SDGs. Similarly, public libraries in Botswana are actively engaged in achieving sustainable development goals. For example, supporting Goal 8, some public libraries provide basic ICT training to empower community so as to increase access to information for career and job opportunities leading to social and economic development. To support Goal 4: Quality education, some Public Libraries provide homework assistance to children to build strong educational foundation. To address Goal 5, Gender Equality, some public libraries in Botswana organize gender related activities to support girls and women. The aim of this paper is to share Botswana public libraries' initiatives toward sustainable development. The data for this paper was collected through interviews with the librarians, who are actively involved in SDGs and observations.
Kavuri-Mutuku, Purity (2018). Action to combat climate change and its impact: Green library initiatives at the Kenya National Library Service. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 86-93). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-009
Meyers, Jane Kinney (2016). Addressing SDGs and library relevance by serving the majority: introducing innovative child/youth public library services in Zambia: Poster presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016, Columbus, OH.
Library services to children and teens have been barely existent in Zambia, even though young people account for nearly 70% of the country’s population. Undergraduate and master’s level LIS education is offered at the University of Zambia, but the programs include no courses on children or youth services. Public libraries in the nation have been poorly supported and not seen to be playing an important role in the lives of its citizens. Libraries do not have acquisitions budgets because of the misperception that book donation programs can provide needed materials, and thus the librarians do not perform the core library activities and functions of defining user needs, collection development, selection and acquisition of materials. Technology and innovation have also evaded the public library sector in Zambia. The poster will show how Lubuto Library Partners (LLP) has collaborated with Zambia’s library community and stakeholders for over a decade to address these issues and, in partnership with Government and the Zambia Library Service, create dynamic, impactful, heavily used and highly visible libraries serving children and youth. Photos and data will illustrate LLP innovations, their enthusiastic acceptance by society and the library community, and the role the libraries play in helping Zambia achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
Garcia-Febo, Loida; Kim, Ju; Sailo, Lallaisangzuali; Jain, Vinita; Tugwell, Yolanda (2017). Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences of international academic and research libraries. College & Research Libraries News, 78(9), 516-520. DOI: 10.5860/crln.78.9.516
In this article, the author focuses on the experiences of international academic and research libraries. It mentions the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations (UN) to guide development efforts worldwide. It also mentions the working of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Senyolo, Mokgadi Rebecca; Matolong, Harry (2017). Advocacy for libraries: A South African perspective: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
Libraries have been presented with an unprecedented opportunity to make a contribution to the development agendas, principally the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Libraries need to talk about the valuable work they are doing in their communities by making use of activities, data/ statistics, and stories, to relate to the SDGs and to align themselves with national development plans. Most South Africans still do not have adequate access to libraries or information services. Communities in rural parts of the country have been largely excluded from any meaningful development and suffer from a lack of infrastructure. Illiteracy, unemployment, health care, economic development and education remain major national challenges. Having access to libraries and information could make all the difference to the quality of lives and circumstances for all people. Libraries have a critical role to play in the lives of information deprived communities. Not only do libraries nurture and grow literacy, but also they are better positioned to serve community development and enhance social cohesion.
Bats, Raphaëlle; Delaune, Camille; Insaurralde, Gustavo (2019). Agenda 2030 et les bibliothèques françaises: Poster présenté à IFLA WLIC 2019, Athènes, Grèce.
Faire de sa bibliothèque un pilier pour le développement durable local : un exemple d’advocacy en France. Point d'accès à l’information (comme le rappelle la Déclaration de Lyon (2014), les 65000 bibliothèques et centres de documentation français (source : public libraries 2020) sont des acteurs essentiels du développement durable. Leurs missions leur permettent de répondre à tous les objectifs de développement durable de l’Agenda 2030 de l’ONU. Cependant, en être convaincu ne suffit pas, en avoir la preuve chaque jour au sein de nos établissements ne suffit pas non plus. Il convient de savoir le dire, le montrer et le prouver aussi bien auprès des élus et des publics que des bibliothécaires eux-mêmes. C’est dans cet objectif que l’IFLA a mis en place le programme IAP (international advocacy programme), grâce auquel deux bibliothécaires français ont été formés pour développer des projets d’advocacy basés sur l’Agenda 2030 dans le contexte français. Ce poster vise à présenter les actions menées suite à cette formation pour s’organiser, collecter des données, sensibiliser les bibliothécaires, produire des contenus et mener des premières actions de lobbying et d’advocacy. Le poster montrera l’importance de s’organiser en un groupe de travail efficace, capable d’avoir une audience nationale et de mettre en place un programme d’action pour les années à venir ; en d’autres termes une bonne illustration de l’objectif 17 de l’Agenda 2030. Une bonne organisation ne peut avancer sans matériel sur quoi baser son travail. Aussi, l’étape suivante aura été la collecte d’exemples et d’histoires, pour montrer la participation active des bibliothèques envers tous les objectifs de l’Agenda 2030. Dotés de témoignages, nous avons accompagné nos collègues à la maîtrise d’un discours de plaidoyer sur les bibliothèques actrices du développement durable. Pour cela, nous avons fait des formations et créé un serious game collaboratif. La facilité à défendre les bibliothèques à l’oral n’épargne pas un travail sur les documents qui peuvent être fournis aux élus et décideurs. Aussi, le groupe de travail a créé une base de données, un site web et un fil d’actualités, ainsi qu’une brochure de témoignages d’actions françaises menées pour chacun des objectifs de l’Agenda 2030. Ainsi prêts, nous avons mis en pratique nos acquis dans trois situations de lobbying à Genève (ONU), à New York (Ambassades auprès de l’ONU) et à Bruxelles (Parlement Européen). Ces premières expériences nous ont permis de faire un petit guide pour mieux se préparer à ces rencontres parfois courtes avec les décideurs. Le travail n’est pas fini. Il nous reste encore des outils de sensibilisation (vidéo) à développer, des contacts à consolider (avec une carte de voeux), des formations à assurer (au niveau francophone), etc. Ce poster présente donc un point d’étape de l’action menée pendant deux années pour sensibiliser les professionnels de l’information français à l’Agenda 2030 et à l’expression de leur rôle dans la réalisation de ses 17 objectifs.
Maddaluno, Paola (2019). Agenda 2030: Pratiche bibliotecarie e obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile: AIB Notizie
AIB Associazione italiana biblioteche (2020). Agenda 2030: la rubrica su ''AIB Notizie'' promossa da AIB, Gruppo per l'attuazione degli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU (SDGs)
Gaspar Pinto, Leonor; Ochôa, Paula (2018). Alinhamento e evidências do contributo para o desenvolvimento sustentável: Guia para bibliotecas.
Este Guia para bibliotecas insere-se no âmbito das ações do Projeto Bibliotecas para o Desenvolvimento e a Agenda 2030 da ONU (abril-julho 2018), uma iniciativa da B.A.D. - Associação Portuguesa de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas em articulação com a IFLA - International Federation of Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (International Advocacy Programme) para valorização do contributo das bibliotecas portuguesas para o desenvolvimento sustentável a nível local, regional e nacional. Foi desenvolvido por uma equipa de investigadoras do CHAM-Centro de Humanidades (NOVA FCSH e Universidade dos Açores). Alignment and Evidences of the Contribution for Sustainable Development: Guide for Libraries is one of the activities undertaken to complete the Project Libraries for Development and the UN Agenda 2030 /April- Jully 2018) - an initiative of the B.A.D. -- the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists in conjunction with IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (International Advocacy Program) to enhance the contribution of Portuguese libraries to sustainable development at local, regional and national levels. This Guide for Libraries was developed by a team of researchers from CHAM - Centre for the Humanities (NOVA FCSH and University of the Azores).
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Bollerman, Mathew (2019). All together...how? Building capacity & commitment for change: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Changing the mindset of a profession needs a strategy: deliberate choices to do things differently, building on our unique strengths for a specific outcome. The New York Library Association’s Sustainability Initiative has set out to do just that and has employed techniques to accelerate its success to help professionals, institutions and communities adopt the concept of “sustainable thinking.” This paper explores the beliefs, philosophies and guiding principles that accelerated the work of this initiative that are replicable for wider adoption of sustainability work in our profession.
Jenkin, Tracy A.; Webster, Jane; McShane, Lindsay (2011). An agenda for `Green' information technology and systems research. Information and Organization, 21(1), 17-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2010.09.003
Green information technologies and systems refer to initiatives and programs that directly or indirectly address environmental sustainability in organizations. Although practitioners have begun to focus on `Green IT', there is little research in this area. To set the stage for this research, we develop a multilevel research framework to guide future research. To do so, we review the existing green information technology and systems literature, and also draw more broadly from research that addresses environmental sustainability in the management, environmental psychology, and social marketing domains. From this review, we identify important research gaps and present a set of propositions to guide future research.
Chowdhury, Gobinda (2012). An agenda for green information retrieval research. Information Processing & Management, 48(6), 1067-1077. DOI: 10.1016/j.ipm.2012.02.003
Nowadays we use information retrieval systems and services as part of our many day-to-day activities ranging from a web and database search to searching for various digital libraries, audio and video collections/services, and so on. However, IR systems and services make extensive use of ICT (information and communication technologies) and increasing use of ICT can significantly increase greenhouse gas (GHG, a term used to denote emission of harmful gases in the atmosphere) emissions. Sustainable development, and more importantly environmental sustainability, has become a major area of concern of various national and international bodies and as a result various initiatives and measures are being proposed for reducing the environmental impact of industries, businesses, governments and institutions. Research also shows that appropriate use of ICT can reduce the overall GHG emissions of a business, product or service. Green IT and cloud computing can play a key role in reducing the environmental impact of ICT. This paper proposes the concept of Green IR systems and services that can play a key role in reducing the overall environmental impact of various ICT-based services in education and research, business, government, etc., that are increasingly being reliant on access and use of digital information. However, to date there has not been any systematic research towards building Green IR systems and services. This paper points out the major challenges in building Green IR systems and services, and two different methods are proposed for estimating the energy consumption, and the corresponding GHG emissions, of an IR system or service. This paper also proposes the four key enablers of a Green IR viz. Standardize, Share, Reuse and Green behavior. Further research required to achieve these for building Green IR systems and services are also mentioned.
Ahn, In-Ja; Kwak, Chul-Wan; Noh, Younghee (2013). An analysis of literature trends in green library. Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science, 24(1), 189-205. DOI: 10.14699/kbiblia.2013.24.1.189
The purpose of this study is to describe the trends and contents of literature in green library and to suggest the research direction on green library. Earlier studies focus on the green library architecture and necessity, after then green library management studies have proliferated. Green library architecture studies have emphasized on 'energy and atmosphere' and 'indoor environmental quality' based upon 5 categories of LEED evaluation system. Green library management studies have focused on library resources recycling and utilizing energy through effective management of library collection. Based on the analysis of literature, five research directions are suggested, such as the number of libraries in an area, library shelf position and space, library space program, collection ratio for library storage, and user studies.
Morehart, Phil (2020). Answering the sustainability question: How libraries can embed this core value into their work. American Libraries, 51(January 25)
In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) adopted sustainability as a core value of the library profession. But what does that mean, and how can it be implemented? Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and Matthew Bollerman tackled those questions and more at ``Sustainability Is Now a Core Value. So \($\ldots$\) Now What?'', a Symposium on the Future of Libraries session on Saturday, January 25, at the ALA 2020 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia.
Sánchez, R. A.; Geada, M. R.; Rodríguez, M. G.; Marraud, G. (2014). Aportaciones al estudio de la sostenibilidad bibliotecaria: las emisiones de CO₂ del servicio de apertura de fin de semana de la biblioteca de la Universidad de Vigo. Anales de Documentación, 17(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.6018/analesdoc.17.1.183881
Resumen: La Biblioteca de la Universidad de Vigo y la Ofici na de Medio Ambiente llevaron a cabo un estudio sobre los impactos ambientales del servicio de aper turas en fin de semana de la biblioteca central dur ante el período de exámenes extraordinarios de julio de 2013. El es tudio pone de manifiesto que las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) asociadas a las aperturas provien en sobre todo del consumo de energía eléctrica del edificio y de los desplazamientos de los usuarios hasta la biblio teca. Asimismo propone una metodología de cálculo d e la huella ecológica de este tipo de servicio con objeto de fa cilitar la toma en consideración de los criterios d e sostenibilidad en la programación y organización de este tipo de servicio.
Haridasan, Sudharma; Firdaus, Shamama (2021). Application of web-based sources and services for sustainable development in university libraries. Library Philosophy and Practice, 22(February)
This study aims to explore the provision of web-based sources and services through the websites of university libraries in India. The present study adopted a content analysis method for examining various web-based library services and web-based sources provided through the university library websites with a checklist. A total of 50 top-ranked Indian universities were listed from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking list for the year 2020 in the category university. From these universities to be included as a sample for the present study; each university must have an independent library website. Secondly, the university library should be offering web-based library services and resources through the library website. Based on these criteria, 42 library websites were shortlisted as a sample for this study. The study found that majority of the libraries were offering traditional library services such as referral service, and library catalogue in a web-based environment more extensively compared to innovative and modern present-day services like library application (App), Instant Messaging (IM), and virtual library tours. Moreover, libraries are yet to explore the full potential of social media services and web 2.0 tools. A majority of the library websites were lagging in the provision of these services. It is suggested that libraries should make efforts to provide social media services extensively as the current generation are the predominant users of social media; hence it is evident on the libraries' part to make efforts to reach out to a wide population of their library users. This research is the first study of its kind highlighting the significance of university library websites in the provision of web-based services and sources for sustainability, and exploring the role of academic libraries in the promotion of sustainable development by processes like collection development on sustainable development themes, developing information literacy skills, spreading awareness, and organizing events on sustainable development and related areas.
Anglada, Lluís (2014). Are libraries sustainable in a world of free, networked, digital information?. El Profesional de la Informacion, 23(6), 603-611. DOI: 10.3145/epi.2014.nov.07
The evolution of libraries through three stages –modernization, automation and digitization- is analysed. A formula is pre-sented to evaluate the importance of libraries to our society, and it is applied both retrospectively and futuristically, extra-polating a 2030 scenario. The conclusion is that if the current generation of librarians does not introduce radical changes in the role of libraries, their future is seriously threatened.
Metibogun, Lesley; Potangaroa, Regan (2019). Assessment of occupants’ thermal condition and the risk of overheating in sustainable public libraries in Auckland Region: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
This paper examines the thermal condition of occupants and the risk of overheating in two award winning sustainable public libraries in Auckland region of New Zealand through long term environmental monitoring of the building performance and occupants’ survey. The survey was performed on eight staff of the library who have occupied the buildings for more than two years. The data were further contrasted with the risk of overheating assessment which were based on thermal comfort design parameters for free-running buildings. The standards that define the risk of overheating used in this study are CIBSE A 2006 standard the British Standard EN 1525; the TM52 CIBSE; and Building Bulleting 101 (BB101). The results demonstrate that none of the libraries are at the risk of overheating during the summer season. However, the building occupants claimed that in certain periods, the buildings can get overheated, even though, adaptive comfort criteria was used to design these libraries. The discrepancies between the overheating risk methods and the surveys can be further explained by the fact that none of the overheating methods considered the effects of the water content in the air. Such parameter is proven to have an effect on the capacity of the body to reduce its own temperature though the evaporative effect in the skin. Therefore, a standard that takes into account the humidity ratio such as the ASHRAE 55 might shed light to understand the thermal comfort responses of the occupants. The study provides insight into the socio-technical issues in overheating risk assessment in the context of public libraries in temperate climates.
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