Manna, Dibyendu; Chakraborty, Susmita (2019). Sustainable strategies for making green image in University Libraries in Seven-Sister States, India: A study: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The study deals with the University Libraries in North-East Indian states (seven-sister states). The problem of the study is to find how far University Libraries in the area are practising environment safety measures to keep a green environment in the library interior and exterior premises. Study population is eight Central University Libraries and six State University Libraries in North-East India. Survey is done through a structured questionnaire based on IFLA green library guidelines as available in the book- The Green Library: the challenge of environmental sustainability edited by Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner. The study finds some initiatives taken by these university libraries towards environmental sustainability.
Singh, M. P.; Dixit, Shraddha (2021). Sustainable strategies towards green libraries: A study of State University Libraries of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Library Philosophy and Practice, 4968
The purpose of this article is to find out Sustainable Strategies that have been adopted by the Selected State University Libraries of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The research paper is based on the survey method. It has been conducted in the Selected State University libraries with the help of questionnaire tools, tried to know about Green Initiatives taken in libraries. At the end of this study, it reveals that library professionals are aware of green libraries and sustainable development and are using their guidelines to the library. Government should support more and more for the Green libraries, so that in the coming time, the Green Library will prove to be helpful for sustainable development goals.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2018). Sustainable thinking: Ensuring your library's future in an uncertain world. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN: 9780838916889
How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed. In this inspiring and pragmatic new book, Aldrich shows that the first step towards a sustainable library is sustainable thinking: a determined yet realistic attitude that will help your library spot opportunities for institutional advancement, advocate for and safeguard operating funds, and generate intense loyalty from the communities you serve. Nothing less than a compass to help chart the course of your library's future, this book begins with a situation report that examines the myriad societal disruptions that are impacting libraries and discusses why resiliency is a key component of sustainability; defines how sustainable thinking encompasses not just the environment but economics and social equity as well; provides strategies for supporting the core values of librarianship by following the Three Es of Sustainable Libraries; lays out a host of tactics to build intense loyalty to your library from the inside out, including ways to foster an organizational culture of sustainable thinking through policy changes and purposeful leadership; guides you in communicating effectively with the community, thereby ensuring that your advocacy connects with the maximum number of residents, opinion leaders, and decision makers; demonstrates how to use construction and renovation projects as unique opportunities for positive changes; and offers worksheets, discussion questions, checklists, additional resources, and many other useful tools that will help you put sustainable thinking into action. This book will show you how to harness sustainable thinking to move forward with confidence into the unknown
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Benton, Susan; Schaper, Louise; Scherer, Jeffrey A. (2013). Sustainable thinking: Passageway to better buildings, budgets and beyond. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 15-38). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2293
Whether you have a building project or not, sustainable thinking fosters partnerships, improves social equity and economic vitality, enhances environmental quality, increases revenue and conveys value. This paper will present a compelling argument on how to design with nature and to stay green after the building is finished and the move-in is complete. The article will elaborate on a platform for embedding an eco-ethic deep into day-to-day operations. In addition the article will explain the tools that libraries need to pursue a sustainable future in uncertain times. Besides these practical aspects of staying sustainable after the building is complete, the authors will discuss the macro-level thinking that is needed in the library organization and the crucial role architecture plays in creating positive chain reactions in the sustainable continuum. This macro thinking requires an understanding of the consequences of sustainable actions and non-actions with regard to social responsibility of integrity and ethical actions. These responsibilities can be viewed as a “social compact” – defined as an implicit agreement amongst members of society to act in ways that protect the personal well-being of all persons. As such, the authors will explore the relationship between behaviour, equity and money in the decision-making process used to become and stay sustainable in the library. Finally, all of these aspects will be related to the body, mind and spirit of the library patron.
ALA Sustainability Round Table (2022). Sustainably Themed Children's Books
Presenting the SustainRT Top 10 Children's Books published last years! The American Library Association's Sustainability Round Table Booklist Committee curates an annual list of 10 notable children's books on nature, conservation, and communities that reflect the mission of SustainRT ``to exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society''.
Brungard, Allison; Bartek, Jennifer (2020). Sustaining sustainability: How our university library infused green practices on campus. American Libraries, 51(May 18)
To 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. Infusing green practices into a library involves little investment, yet yields large returns.
Bair, Jamie (2021). Sustaining the Library Makerspace. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), Makerspaces in practice (S. 19-28). ALA Editions
Küçükcan, Berrin (2016). Sürdürülebilir Mimarlık Yaklaşımıyla Kütüphane Binaları: In ÜNAK'15 Sempozyumu, 1-3 Ekim 2015, Ankara, Ankara (TURKEY), 1-3 Ekim 2015.
English abstract Libraries, which have been created to meet the information needs of the society throughout history, have always had a place since their first appearance. Because the building is one of the basic components that make up the library. These library buildings, where information resources have been collected from past to present, are places that serve more than one person in the same time period, affect the environment they are in with the materials they contain and are affected by this environment. In other words, negativities in indoor and outdoor environmental conditions affect the library building and negativities in the building affect the environment. Energy resources and waste produced in the building are important issues that need to be evaluated in terms of energy saving and environmental pollution and to be taken precautions. The damage caused by non-renewable traditional fuels such as hard coal, lignite, oil and natural gas to the environment and the high costs have led humanity to use alternative energy resources such as solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy. These types of renewable energy sources are now taking the place of these fossil-based fuels used in buildings today. The methods developed as a solution to global warming that cause pollution and climate changes caused by harmful gases released into the atmosphere as a result of the consumption of fossil-based fuels, are in the direction of creating a sustainable environment. The sustainable architecture approach is the process of designing and producing buildings that do not harm the environment and are energy-efficient. The aim of this study is; The aim of this course is to investigate how library buildings can be positioned in a sustainable environment, designed, produced and used with a sustainable architecture approach and how these features can be added to existing buildings. Although there are library buildings that have been created with this approach in developed countries or have acquired these features later, the lack of a library building with a textquotedblgreen buildingtextquotedbl certificate in our country has been the starting point for this study. Due to the insufficient Turkish resources in which the library buildings are handled with a sustainable architecture approach, the studies conducted abroad were examined. In the study, first of all, textquotedblsustainabilitytextquotedbl was discussed as a concept, then the sustainable architecture approach was examined, the library buildings were also evaluated in this context, and ultimately, the conditions for the library buildings to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings by carrying the principles of sustainable architecture were revealed. Turkish abstract Tarih boyunca toplumun bilgi gereksinimini karşılama amacıyla oluşturulan kütüphaneler, ilk ortaya çıkışlarından itibaren her zaman bir mekâna sahip olmuşlardır. Çünkü bina, kütüphaneyi oluşturan temel bileşenlerden biridir. Geçmişten bugüne bilgi kaynaklarının toplandığı bu kütüphane binaları, aynı zaman diliminde birden fazla kişiye hizmet veren, içerdikleri materyaller ile bulundukları çevreyi etkileyen ve bu çevreden etkilenen mekânlardır. Bir başka deyişle iç ve dış çevre koşullarındaki olumsuzluklar kütüphane binasını, binadaki olumsuzluklar ise çevreyi etkilemektedir. Binada kullanılan enerji kaynakları ve üretilen atıklar, enerji tasarrufu ve çevre kirliliği açısından değerlendirilmesi ve önlem alınması gereken önemli konulardır. Halen kullanılan taşkömürü, linyit, petrol, doğalgaz gibi yenilenemez geleneksel yakıtların çevreye verdikleri zararlar ve maliyetlerindeki yükseklik, insanlığı güneş enerjisi, rüzgâr enerjisi, jeotermal enerji gibi alternatif enerji kaynaklarını kullanmaya yönlendirmiştir. Günümüzde binalarda kullanılan bu fosil kökenli yakıtların yerini artık bu tür yenilenebilir enerji kaynakları almaktadır. Fosil kökenli yakıtların tüketimi sonucunda atmosfere salınan zararlı gazların oluşturduğu kirlilik ve iklim değişikliklerine neden olan küresel ısınmaya çözüm olarak geliştirilen yöntemler, sürdürülebilir bir çevre oluşturma yönündedir. Sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımı ise, çevreye zarar vermeyen ve enerji tasarruflu binalar tasarlama ve üretme sürecidir. Bu çalışmanın amacı; kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir bir çevre içerisinde konumlandırılarak nasıl bir sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımıyla tasarlanıp üretilerek kullanılabileceğini ve var olan binalara da nasıl bu özelliklerin kazandırılabileceğini araştırmaktır. Gelişmiş ülkelerde bu yaklaşımla oluşturulmuş ya da bu özellikler sonradan kazandırılmış kütüphane binaları olmasına rağmen ülkemizde henüz “yeşil bina” sertifikasına sahip bir kütüphane binasının olmayışı, bu çalışmanın yapılması konusunda başlangıç noktası olmuştur. Kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımıyla ele alındığı Türkçe kaynakların yetersiz oluşu nedeniyle yurtdışında yapılan çalışmalar incelenmiştir. Çalışmada öncelikle kavram olarak “sürdürülebilirlik” ele alınmış, sonra sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımı incelenmiş, kütüphane binaları da bu bağlamda değerlendirilmiş ve sonuçta, kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir mimarlık ilkelerini taşıyarak enerji tasarruflu ve çevreye zarar vermeyen binalar olabilmelerinin koşulları ortaya konulmuştur.
Scholing, Peter; Britten, Astrid (2017). Tablet cafés, code hours, preservation, and sustainability in libraries: The Aruba National Library and the UN Agenda 2030; A small island case study from the Caribbean. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
In this paper, staff from Biblioteca National Aruba share examples of how library policy and sustainability are inseparably linked and interconnected, and how small-scale libraries can take on important roles in larger-scale processes, like the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Libraries are inherently designed as sustainable institutions, combining core societal values as literacy, lifelong learning, access to all, building societies and celebrating diversity and culture. This paper is a direct result of Biblioteca Nacional Aruba’s participation in IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme for Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda.
Balzer, Cass (2023). Talking trash: Libraries lend cleanup kits to help beautify communities. American Libraries, 54(March 1)
Nearly 50 billion pieces of litter are scattered along US roadways and waterways, according to a 2020 study by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB). That estimate includes more than 800 million pieces of fast-food packaging, 2.6 billion food-packaging-film items, and 207 million pieces of personal protective equipment, like masks and gloves.
ORF, Redaktion Kärnten (2020). Telefonzelle wird zu Bibliothek
Ab den 1920ern gehörten Telefonhäuschen zum vertrauten Bild öffentlicher Plätze und wurden auch beliebte Treffpunkte. Heute sind sie zum größten Teil verschwunden. Viele der ausgemusterten Telefonzellen erleben aber einen glqqzweiten Frühlinggrqq. Die alte Telefonzelle in Grades wurde zu einer Bibliothek.
Andresen, Christine; Gustavson, Amy; Hisle, David; Reynolds, Matthew (2012). Tending the garden: Growing your own green library committee. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 93-103). Library Juice Press
Step-by-step instructions to guide you through exciting projects for makers of all skill levels. As a bonus, find useful info on how to customize and use these projects for outreach and promotion of your makerspace, your library, or your institution.
Koloskova, Nina E. (2013). The "Green" Libraries of Moscow. Children's libraries in the Year of Environment. Bibliotekovedenie [Library and Information Science (Russia)], 6, 110-116. DOI: 10.25281/0869-608X-2013-0-6-110-116
The material is devoted to the project activities of Children's Libraries of Moscow, to the experience of forming the ecological world view of the readers, to ecologization of children's libraries.
Rinaldo, Constance; Smith, Jane (2017). The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Testing tools, enhancing content, linking institutions and contributing to Open Science: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a global collaborative established in 2006, with a mission to improve research methodology by making biodiversity literature openly available.. The purpose of this poster is to describe three recent grant-funded endeavors to improve BHL. The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) project, Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners has 5 geographically distributed partners, each mentoring a resident. The goal is to plan a next-generation digital library and tools based on user priorities, using BHL as a test-bed for incorporating transcriptions, image searching, collection analysis and connections among museums, archives and biodiversity databases. Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature positions BHL as an on-ramp to the national digital library infrastructure, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Partners provide tools, support, including training, copyright permissions and dollars, to enable small content providers to contribute via BHL to DPLA. Finally, Zooniverse (which builds and hosts citizen science projects) developed Science Gossip as an investigation into the communication of science by images in both the Victorian period and today. Images in BHL are tagged using crowdsourcing, for better access and a better understanding of the range of individuals who established early science.
Kutt, Konrad (2018). The BookboXX: A sustainable street library. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 94-102). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-010
Like the sun, books are a renewable resource and come with next to no cost of energy. The BookboXX project engages trainees from different professions, bringing books to a larger segment of society and involving society in a new understanding of sustainability. The BookboXX speaks to citizens of every age by offering a deeper sense of place, an interdisciplinary and creative outlet, free resources and in some cases the role of memorialising very difficult times as well as challenging situations. Receiving international recognition, the BookboXX project represents the splendour and simplicity of human potential.
Mwanzu, Arnold; Bosire-Ogechi, Emily; Odero, Damaris (2023). The Emergence of Green Libraries in Kenya: Insights From Academic Libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 49(5), 102601. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102601
Environmental protection is an increasingly pressing issue all over the world. Ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, global climate changes, and global warming are among rising environmental concerns. During a recent climate change conference, i.e., COP 26 in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021, the Glasgow climate pact was unveiled to drive action across the globe on mitigation- reducing emissions; adaptation -- helping those already affected by climate change, finance -- enabling countries to deliver on their climate goals and collaboration- working together to deliver even more significant action. Libraries have not been left behind and are engaging in green initiatives to lessen global warming and safeguard the environment through the green library initiative (Singh \& Mishra, 2019). Librarians are slowly becoming eco-conscious and developing the sense of creating libraries that minimize power consumption and become energy efficient and environmentally friendly to attain sustainable libraries or green libraries. There is limited research on green initiatives in libraries in Africa, although a lot is being done in some libraries to ensure environmental sustainability. A case study of academic libraries in Kenya was done to establish the perspectives of librarians on going green and levels of adoption while also exploring the motivations and barriers to environmental sustainability championed by libraries. Through purposive sampling, the study looked at ten academic libraries in Kenya that are perceived to be either partially or fully green. Head librarians of these institutions were taken through interviews to explore the adoption of green initiatives. Observation and document review were also used in the mixed methods case study.
Rubinacci, Giuseppina (2022). The Faro Convention and Sustainable Development Goals: Crossed destinies (Italy). IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 2(1), 16
The conference titled The Faro Convention and Sustainable Development Goals: Crossed Destinies, was organized by Centro Universitario Europeo per i Beni Culturali (CUEBC) and by the Italian Library Association (AIB), and hosted in the lovely city of Ravello, located in the Amalfi Coast in South Italy, on 10--11 June 2022. The conference promoted a constructive public reflection about possible perspectives of development and integration of activities for the implementation of the Faro Convention and about the value of cultural heritage for the improvement of the quality of life. The recognition of the value of culture for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals is a main feature that the Agenda 2030 shares with the Faro Convention.
Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.) (2013). The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek: The challenge of environmental sustainability - Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit in der Praxis. (Band 161). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Saur. ISBN: 978-3-11-030927-0
Contributions and case studies from Germany and other European countries, as well as from Asia, Australia and the US, demonstrate different aspects of reducing the "ecological footprint" in libraries. As well as looking at everyday procedures, the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability are considered as are achieving a positive image for the library and the role of sustainability in marketing. The book also includes examples of sustainability in libraries through short papers presenting interesting cases. Contributions by experts in their field are written in German or in English and all have German and English abstracts. The publication will be of interest to librarians from public, business, special and university libraries, teachers and students of library and information science as well as anyone interested in ecological solutions such as architects, library users, library governing bodies, certification agencies and professional library associations. Fachleute zeigen in übergreifenden Beiträgen und anhand von konkreten Fallbeispielen sowohl aus Deutschland wie aus anderen Teilen Europas, Asiens, Australiens und den USA, wie der ökologische Fußabdruck im Alltag der Bibliothek verringert werden kann und was Nachhaltigkeit für die soziale Verantwortung von Bibliotheken in ihrer Rolle als gesellschaftliche Multiplikatoren bedeutet. Die Beiträge sind entweder in Deutsch oder Englisch, die Abstracts sind konsequent zweisprachig verfasst. Der Sammelband richtet sich an Bibliothekare in Öffentlichen und in Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken sowie in Firmen- und Spezialbibliotheken, an Hochschullehrer und Studierende aus dem Bereich Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, darüber hinaus an alle, die sich für ökologische Nachhaltigkeit interessieren - Architekten, Bibliotheksträger, Zertifizierungsstellen sowie Bibliotheksorganisationen und verbände.
Gaffar, Abdul; Sindhu, P.; Kumar, S. Kishor (2021). The Green Library Initiative in Indian perspective: A study. Library Philosophy and Practice, 6189
Purpose - The present study was to research instances of green library construction and recognition to raise awareness of green libraries for users. The researcher has explored, this paper highlights the role of a librarian, features of the green library, and initiatives of a green library in India. Design/methodology/approach -- Study have found there are some green libraries initiatives in India through the literature searches, case studies analysis and individual phone call during the research period. Some numbers of libraries have taken initiatives towards being green in India. Findings -- A green library minimizes the negative impact on the natural environment and enhances the quality of the indoor environment with careful selection of sites, use of natural building materials and organic products, conservation of resources (water, energy, paper), and responsible waste disposal, recycling, etc. The elements for designing green libraries, the criteria for greening the libraries, Standards of green library initiatives in India. Originality/value -- The Green Library is a long-term organization and it also produces our health and environment. The ways to go green to promote a strong green image to their stakeholders and users.
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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