Siyao, Peter Onauphoo; Sife, Alfred Said (2021). Sources of climate change information used by newspaper journalists in Tanzania. IFLA Journal, 47(1), 5-19. DOI: 10.1177/0340035220985163
This article assesses the information sources used by Tanzanian newspaper journalists to collect climate change information. The main sources of climate change information consulted by newspaper journalists in Tanzania are climate change experts and daily events, such as community meetings and other relevant social gatherings. These sources are interactive -- enabling journalists to obtain climate change information -- and easily accessible, and use and provide instant responses. It was also found that deficient use of other potential sources of information, such as libraries, printed materials and Internet websites, coupled with overarching challenges that limit newspaper journalists from seeking, covering and reporting information on climate change, may affect the quality and quantity of climate change information published in Tanzanian newspapers. All the stakeholders involved in the fight against climate change and journalism colleges should collaborate and devise strategies aimed at building the capacity of newspaper journalists, editors and reporters in their daily activities.
Breidlid, Jacqueline (2022). Spotlight on Green Library education in Germany. Libraries and Sustainability online-seminar series: German Libraries Association (dbv). IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 2(1), 19
On 30 March 2022 the dbv started a series of online lectures on ``libraries and sustainability''. The lectures take place approximately every two months in the year 2022 and will focus on the following three topics: • Environmental sustainability in libraries • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through libraries • Sustainability in (cultural) politics.
Fridrich, Monika (2021). Stadtbücherei Tübingen - das Konzept "Grüne Bibliothek". Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 45(3), 455-466. DOI: 10.1515/bfp-2021-0067
Zusammenfassung: Die Stadtbücherei Tübingen bietet als Ort der Integration, Inklusion und Diversität freien Zugang zu Wissen und Information. Als Akteur im Bereich Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung vermittelt sie Kompetenz und Bewusstsein für ökologische und globale Themen. Ihre eigenen Arbeitsabläufe gestaltet sie so nachhaltig wie möglich. Damit folgt sie sowohl den Nachhaltigkeitszielen der UN Agenda 2030 als auch den Zielen des Klimaschutzprogramms der Stadt Tübingen. Abstract: Being a place of integration, inclusion, and diversity, the Tübingen Public Library offers free access to knowledge and information. As a contributor to education for sustainable development it provides competence and awareness in ecological and global issues. It organises its own work processes to be as sustainable as possible. Thereby, it follows the sustainable development goals of the UN Agenda 2030 as well as the goals of the climate protection programme of the city of Tübingen.
Sonkkanen, Leila (2012). State of ecological sustainability in libraries. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 4-9).
Pötsönen, Ulla; Sonkkanen, Leila; Sahavirta, Harri (2020). Steppingstones to more sustainable public libraries in Finland. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 73-78. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.179
Public libraries in Finland have a strong history of cooperating and networking. Implementing SDGs and steering the action toward sustainability, however, has been so far carried out mainly out by individual libraries. A larger consensus or common guidelines are still missing, be it designing a new building, customer design thinking or rearranging internal workflows. This is to be changed, hopefully serving as an example to readers´ communities. The report presented current cases and current best practices on initiatives and concentrated on finding a broader common ground on sustainability work. Helsinki City Library will act as a nationwide accelerator and common voice promoting the step marks toward greener libraries. A nationwide expert network and community of practice is to be established as well. As one example of the development, the tight cooperation between public libraries and basic education in Finnish society will be discussed. For historical reasons public libraries operate to a large extent as school libraries, so the task of supporting curriculum on sustainability topics is a major task for public libraries as well. What does the future of this collaboration and its possibilities look like?
Antolino, Lauren; Lieberman, Marissa; Paillard-Baumann, Veronique (2022). Steps to sustainable grab & go kits. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 77-80). ALA Editions
Grab & go kits (or ``grab-and-go bags'') have become increasingly popular since the start of the pandemic, when patrons could not come into the library building, and they have continued in popularity even when library doors have opened again because of the convenience and innovation each new kit provides. Many libraries are still providing grab & go kits on a regular basis for different age groups, and staff have to consider not only the grab & go project itself, but also the materials being provided and the overall packaging. After reading this chapter, you will learn how to incorporate more sustainable products and concepts in grab & go kits, as well as how to make a wallpaper gift bag kit for adults.
Brandt, Susanne (2022). Stimmen zum Klima: Digital-analoges Ausstellungskonzept der Büchereizentrale Schleswig-Holstein mit Kooperationspartnern. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(4), 182-183
Mit den »Erzählwegen« hat die Büchereizentrale Schleswig-Holstein in der Corona-Zeit ein flexibles Ausstellungsformat entwickelt, das eine Auseinandersetzung mit wechselnden Themen in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Kooperationspartnern erlaubt. Dass dabei auch das Thema »Klima« für viele ganz obenan steht, ist nicht überraschend: Seit Herbst 2020 werden in Schleswig-Holstein regelmäßig am »Runden Tisch Grüne Bibliotheken« Fragen zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung diskutiert und neue Vorhaben dazu gemeinsam auf den Weg gebracht. Das Portal »Zukunftsbibliotheken-sh« bündelt die Ideen und Pläne aus diesem Netzwerk für die Teilnehmenden wie auch für eine breitere Öffentlichkeit.
Tengku Izhar, Tengku Adil; Mohd Shoid, Mohd Shamsul; Baharuddin, Mohammad Fazli; Mazlan, Mazwani Ayu (2019). Stimulating the adaption of social media application for the implementation of green library technology for environmental sustainability: Aspects and factors. Jour of Adv Research in Dynamical & Control Systems, 11(04-Special Issue), 1788-1794
This paper is conducted to analyze the factors and aspects of green library technology for environmental sustainability. In this paper, we focus the implementation of green library for environment sustainability by looking at the factors and aspects to implement green technology in library. In order to achieve this aim, we identify the attribute from the previous literature that will lead the future development of framework, which can be applied in library. The significant of this research will ensure the implementation of green library to improve environmental sustainability whether it is explicitly stated or not to improve the condition of community.
Kroski, Ellyssa (2022). Straw bale gardening. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 27-33). ALA Editions
Straw bale gardening is a simple and inexpensive way to grow all manner of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and even fruit. Like container gardening, the bales of straw require little space and can be placed just about anywhere. These versatile raised garden bedscan be configured in a variety of layouts and designs and offer a perfect foundation for trellises and vertical gardening. In addition to providing a medium free from ground-dwelling pests, soil-related diseases, and most weeds, straw bales provide an elevated base, making this type of gardening appealing to growers of all ages and ranges of mobility.
Sparks, Kellie (2017). Strengthening the voice for sustainability: How academic librarians can share resources with stakeholders. American Libraries, 48(May 31)
Academic librarians have a notable opportunity to take the lead in ensuring reliable information enters the hands of community members, including leaders and activists. One area for improvement is the topic of sustainability---an issue not just for those interested or working in the sciences, but one for every living, breathing being.
Ambriz, Lorely (2020). Stronger together: Libraries focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
As I’ve spent more time working with OCLC’s Global and Regional Councils, I’ve come to an agreeable realization that’s maybe a bit of a paradox. The wider our professional networks become, the more likely we’ll find faraway colleagues whose local solutions fit our situations. Sometimes the best answers don’t come from next door, but from across the globe.
Marynych, Tetiana (2018). Sumy State University Library: Green Library project.
Urbanization, consumer boom and speed up of the daily human activities have caused accumulation of a large amount of garbage in the world. Many countries have already launched the innovative policies and initiatives to make their cities and communities sustainable. Ukraine is only at the start of this process. Thus, the construction of waste infrastructure and switch to eco green thinking, responsible consumption and recycling are of great importance. The launch of the Green Library Project was intended to promote sustainable way of living among the university and Sumy region communities through open access information materials and live example in academic integrity, waste sorting and recycling. At the start of the campaign Sumy State University Library demonstrated its open active position organizing and participating at the local ecological projects.
Graham-Clare, Laura (2022). Supporting sustainability: What can librarians do?
It's three years since the American Libraries Association (ALA) first added sustainability as one of its core values. But in the face of shrinking budgets, managing digitalization, and adapting to a global pandemic, what can librarians do to support and encourage sustainability?
Ma, Leo F.H.; Ko, Lily Y. (2022). Supporting the sustainable development goals: The role of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 48(4), 102562. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102562
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a global plan to fight poverty, to establish equality and justice, and to achieve sustainable development for all countries. To enhance graduate's global competitiveness, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been promoting the wide understanding of the SDGs within the university community. In 2021, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library (CUHK Library) launched its Strategic Plan 2021--2025 to align with the University's Strategic Plan 2021--2025 in education, research and Innovation, resources, global and alumni engagement, and infrastructure. CUHK Library embraces social responsibility and sustainable development when upgrading its infrastructure to support the University developments. In this paper, the authors review the strategic implementation of SDGs in CUHK Library and conclude that academic library can contribute to the global plan for sustainable development. The findings in this paper can contribute to the discussions of SDGs in academic libraries from regional as well as international perspectives.
YT, Liao; SG, Chern (2016). Survey on the use of green concepts in building the Green Library in Beitou: An analysis of the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch. Journal of Tourism & Hospitality, 5(1). DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000192
Since the Executive Yuan in Taiwan established the Council for Sustainable Development in 1996, green building policies have become the focal point of domestic construction industries in pursuing sustainable development. The Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan also began promoting the green building labeling system in 1999 and pioneered the demonstration of the concept by using public buildings to facilitate the comprehensive development of green buildings. Presently, private buildings are not strictly regulated; a mechanism for the use, management, and maintenance of public green buildings. Based on the andysis of the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, a mechanism for the use, management, and maintenance of public green building is proposed in this paper.
Keller, Alice (2023). Sustainability 3.0 in libraries: A challenge for management. Publications, 11(1)
This article discusses three questions: ``How can libraries make an effective contribution to resolving the sustainability challenges we are collectively facing?''; ``When are libraries truly sustainable?''; and ``How can library management support this shift?''. Looking across libraries and their history over the last few decades, the author discerns different stages of development leading to sustainability. In line with the work of Dyllick and Muff the author describes Sustainability Levels 0.0 to 3.0. The highest level requires a quantum leap and shifts from thinking inside out to thinking outside in. This article addresses the need that there is virtually no academic management literature on the topic of sustainability in libraries. It shows that whilst there are many examples of individual projects or activities, there is a serious lack of methodology at the senior management level.
NYLA New York Library Association (2020). Sustainability Initiative: Sustainable, resilient, regenerative: A Strategy for the future of New York's libraries
NYLA's Sustainability Initiative provides New York's library leaders with time and resources to articulate how libraries adapt to our changing world while, as co-creators, shape strategies that ensure libraries remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide on-going value to the communities they serve.
ALA American Library Association (2019). Sustainability Round Table
Romero, Sally (2020). Sustainability and academic libraries: Meeting the mission with speakers, clothing swaps, and green supplies. American Libraries, 51(April 22)
o mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day---and recognize the American Library Association adding sustainability as a core value---American Libraries returns with its ongoing sustainability series. In these posts, information professionals share their experiences with sustainability in libraries. As academic libraries evolve to contribute to institutional missions and visions, librarians are transforming out of their ``regular'' roles to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff in achieving goals such as sustainability. But how can academic libraries help with this integral commitment?
ALA American Library Assocoation (2022). Sustainability and libraries: ALA and Sustainability
During her 2021-2022 term, ALA President Patty Wong focused on sustainability as one of her four presidential pillars. In her inaugural speech, President Wong outlined this area of focus, saying: textquotedblTo thrive and evolve into the future, ALA must adopt the 'triple bottom line' mindset of sustainability: We must embody practices that are environmentally sound, economically feasible, and socially equitable.textquotedbl Sustainability was adopted as one of ALA's Core Values of Librarianship by ALA Council in 2019, based on the 2018 recommendations of the ALA Special Task Force on Sustainability. This introductory page of the Sustainability and Libraries resource guide highlights activities from the American Library Association that focus on sustainability as a core value of librarianship. Other pages of the guide provide resources on sustainability, including a bibliography of recent titles and online resources.
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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