Antonelli, Monika (2008). The Green Library Movement: An overview and beyond. Electronic Green Journal, 1(27). DOI: 10.5070/G312710757
The creation of green libraries is approaching a tipping point, generating a Green Library Movement, which is comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses committed to greening libraries and reducing their environmental impact. Constructing a green library building using a performance standard like LEED is a way some libraries are choosing to become green and sustainable. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Electronic Green Journal is the property of Electronic Green Journal and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.
Gorjup, Branko (1997). The Green Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer: Review. World Literature Today, 71(3), 588-589. DOI: 10.2307/40152902
Robinson, Leith (2015). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 46(1), 65-67. DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2014.993452
Carr, Mary M. (2013). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7
The Green Library Planner is designed for library building design teams who are not actively engaged in architecture or engineering, but need an introduction to green building. With this book, the librarian and related staff will be able to design and operate the library in the best and most efficient way.
Lal, Jawahar (2018). The Green Library: An initiative to sustainable library. Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science, 12(1), 28-36. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6922.2018.00004.9
Libraries have adopted advanced technology to cater to enthusiastic information users. Hence, a new revolution in the form of green libraries is emerging that is not only thought provoking but also needs to follow for long time sustainability in the library world. The need for green technology services to the users are also growing and becoming very essential day by day. Libraries are in good position in promoting environmental awareness. Libraries can lead to develop ecological sustainability practice, reusing of materials, reducing waste and toxic products and developing alternative technologies. Green technology focuses on natural environment in rapidly growing world population. This technology paid great attention in organisations and libraries are also not exception from it. Library architecture must also go in par with the concept of green building, which has no adverse effect on its natural surroundings. Libraries are in excellent position to be both an ecological operator and promoter of environmental awareness. It is an attempt to discuss this new emerging thought along with the librarians’ role in making the libraries more greener for good and healthy environment. This article focuses on the concept of green library and features of it. This article explains issues and challenges of green library. This article demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries and highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity. It also provides different approach for the librarians to achieve green practices/Services.
Eberhart, George M. (2009). The Greening of ACRL. American Libraries, 40(5), 29
The article discusses the highlights of the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) 14th National Conference held in Seattle, Washington from March 12 to 15, 2009. The event incorporated elements of sustainability, including the use of green conference hags made of recycled materials and the absence of handouts at program sessions. A keynote speech was delivered by poet, novelist, humorist and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Attendance was at 3,263, of which 80% signed a Green Pledge that committed them to put ecological ideas into practice.
Burn, Debra (2014). The Grove Library as an example: A "green'' library in terms of ongoing community engagement, community expectations, information provision and sharing, and partnerships: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France.
The Grove Library in Perth, Western Australia, is an example of an aspirational community statement about an environmentally sustainable future, expressed through its library. There is inevitably a sense of euphoria around the opening of a new ``green'' public building, with an optimistic expectation that all systems will perform as designed. However, the intent that The Grove should be a pioneer demonstration building implicitly included acceptance of the risk that some of the untried technologies would not perform as anticipated. The challenge is to analyse and accept any shortcomings as equally valid ``learnings'', rather than allow them to overshadow the overall success of the project. This paper is not, however, a treatise on the technological aspects of the building. The ordinary business of a new library goes on while staff and the management work through challenges with the infrastructure, as is equally true of conventionally designed new buildings. This paper explores the community expectations and realities around an aspirational green building; the on-going interaction of a green library with its staff, customers and visitors; and the programming.
Pun, Priscilla (2021). The IFLA Green Library Award 2021 (Since 2016). IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 1(1), 16-18
The annual IFLA Green Library Award was initiated by ENSULIB in 2016 with the support of IFLA, to reward the best green library submissions that communicate the library's commitment to the environment, society, and sustainability locally and worldwide. Since its establishment in 2016, more than 200 submissions have been received from all around the world. An international review committee consisting of about 30 members of library professionals, LIS graduate students and architects has been formed each year to evaluate the submissions.
Noon, Pat (2008). The Lanchester Library - building a sustainable library. LIBER Quarterly, 18(2), 129-136. DOI: 10.18352/lq.7916
The award winning Lanchester Library is the largest deep plan naturally ventilated building in Europe and has consistently delivered significant energy savings compared to air conditioned buildings. The article provides some background to the design and explains the sustainable features of the building as well as describing how flexibility was built into the building to enable the library service to evolve in response to changing user needs.
Kamińska, Anna Malgorzata; Opaliński, Lukasz; Wyciślik, Lukasz (2022). The Landscapes of sustainability in the library and information science: Systematic literature review. Sustainability, 14(1), 441. DOI: 10.3390/su14010441
In times of real threats to the continuity of the human civilization resulting from environmental degradation, depletion of natural resources, overpopulation, and other adverse factors, the issue of sustainable development is the subject of interest of many scientific disciplines. As a leading objective of this paper, the authors take up the topic of sustainable development seen through the lenses of the library and information science, which is considered with special attention paid to its economic, social, environmental, and cultural dimensions. In addition to reviewing the most important literature, the authors also explore the subject matter from a quantitative perspective. As a result of the research, the authors identify the key areas that affect libraries as cultural and scientific institutions, in which work related to the sustainability concept is actively carried out. Quantitative research allowed to determine the proportions of efforts made by scientists within the previously selected areas, and to outline trends observed within those areas---that is, to identify which areas have recently been gaining importance, and which may have ceased to be exploited. The authors hope that the research results not only shed light on the landscape of world science in the subject matter, but above all, that they support contemporary researches of these fields by identifying potentially the most important works influencing the shape of particular research areas, and the identification of current trends, which are present within the mentioned areas as well. Further research directions, which are potentially worth undertaking, are also emphasized.
Embree, Jennifer K.; Gilman, Neyda V. (2020). The Library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 26-44. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.172
As the topic of sustainability becomes more relevant to all types of libraries, two academic science librarians share a case study on identifying and filling gaps in sustainability-related engagement, education, and collaboration at a mid-sized R1 research university. Seeking to transform their academic library into a Campus Sustainability Hub, the two authors began working towards this ambitious goal by establishing strong partnerships with sustain ability-minded organizations and individuals both on and off campus, as well as by prioritizing the creation of community-centered programming that would engage audiences in sustainability content, research, and activism. After more than a year of building collaborations and fostering community engagement, they were successful in accomplishing their goal of establishing their academic library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. This case study provides more details on how the librarians reached this goal, including why they initially decided to undertake such a large task, how they chose to define a ``Sustainability Hub,'' what benchmarks they needed to meet in order to obtain this status, how they reached these benchmarks, and how they plan on continuing to grow this initiative.
Alders, Ronny R. (2018). The National Library of Aruba goes green! A chronology and history. Journal of Library Administration, 58(7), 769-777. DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2018.1514837
Jankowska, Maria Anna (2000). The Need for Environmental Information Quality. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 26. DOI: 10.5062/F49P2ZM6
Environmental information is broad in its scope. It can be presented from many points of view, numerous sources, and in a variety of formats. It can influence people's perception in many different ways. By presenting a discussion on the history and role of the Task Force on the Environment and the Electronic Green Journal, this article attempts to answer a question -- how can we as information professionals play a real role in helping people find quality environmental information? The answer may lie in utilizing our skills in the creation and implementation of good, efficient searching strategies to serve the public needs and in the production of a creditable publication.
Fullner, Sheryl Kindle (2010). The Shoestring Library. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing USA. ISBN: 9781586835200
"The Shoestring Library offers hope, incentive, and direction to librarians who may lack budget but do not lack passion. The book is organized around 300 hints - more than 114 of which are green alternatives - for administering a library in tough times. The book is divided into two parts: support functions and physical plant. The support section investigates such topics as how to best use volunteers and how to get free materials for your library. The physical plant section, amply supplemented with dozens of photos, helps a librarian identify and fix problems with dismal walls, ceilings, windows, shelving, desks, seating, and lighting, proposing low-cost or no-cost solutions to all these woes.textquotedbl textquotedblInstructions are practical and thorough, concentrating on reuse, repurposing, and recycling, and each idea is reversible. For quick access, chapters sport distinctive icons; time-management tips, for example, are distinguished by an alarm clock. Designed for institutions from preschool through college, The Shoestring Library proves that there is no expiration date on learning." -Jacket
Shen, Tung-mei; Horng, Shih-chang (2018). The Strategies for facilitating environmental sustainability of a green library - Taipei experience: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Due to its belief in the importance of creating a sustainable earth ecological environment, in November 2006, in the lush and abundant green environment of Beitou Park, Taiwan’s first diamond level green building was built - Taipei Public Library, Beitou Branch. The Beitou Branch makes every effort to promote sustainable development of environment, and amongst some of the concrete strategies are:providing green building visits, training green volunteers and holding a book club, collecting green building and ecological conservation collection and doing extension activities. In coordination with World Environment Day and using local resources, environmental groups are invited to cooperate on designing reading events relating to ecological conservation themes for different target reader groups. It is hoped that through diverse environmental education methods, the concept of cherishing the environment amongst book lovers will sprout.
ALA American Library Assocoation (2019). The Triple Bottom Line.
The Triple Bottom Line reveals how the intersections of equity, diversity, an inclusion are directly related to climate justice. textquotedblLibrarie are very well positioned to play an important role in helping communities thrive in the face of the disruptions our world is faced with.textquotedbl (Resolution for the adaption of sustainability as a Core Value of Librarianship, ALA, 2019)
Yameni, Simon Jules Koudjam (2018). The awareness of young African students to protection of the environment: Case of the Main Library of the University of Douala in Cameroon. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 173-180). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-017
With regards to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals, the Main Library of the University of Douala has developed a permanent programme entitled the “Library Day”. This programme consists of information on the various World Days launched by the United Nations, the African Days of the African Union and National Days by the Cameroonian government. The programme presents the different official rulers’ declarations, treaties, conventions and agreements adopted at the COP 21 and COP 22 summits (Conference of the Parties n.d.) relating to protection of the environment. During the day as well as throughout the following week, an exhibition of library books and publications relating to the theme of the day is placed in a dedicated space. This programme was appreciated by our students and has contributed, thanks to several presentations on environmental aspects, to positive modification of their behaviour within the library in particular (such as with reduction of printed matter and photocopying) and university campus in general, seen with the putting of waste materials into garbage cans as well as protection of lawns and other green areas.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2016). The capacity to endure. Library Journal, 141(May 02)
The author discusses how libraries can enhance their capacity to endure through sustainability. According to the author, libraries should be environmentally sound and economically feasible, and provide equitable services that are socially justifiable. The author says that libraries are part of a social, environmental, and economic community, and their proactive participation in that ecosystem is important for their success.
Bronkar, Cherie (2021). The current state of library makerspaces. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), Makerspaces in practice (S. 1-17). ALA Editions
As the maker movement continues to grow, new ideas and applications are being applied in public, academic, and K--12 libraries. Looking at where we started and where we are headed is essential to applying new knowledge and creating spaces that meet the needs of our users. The maker movement got its first push in 2006. Maker Media launched the maker movement as we know it today and brought it to the public with Maker Faires.
Mulumba, Onan; Nakazibwe, Irene (2017). The emerging role of LIS professionals in combating adverse environmental effects. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland.
In modern librarianship there is a lot more need for practical engagement than just fostering information literacy and dissemination. The 2030 United Nations agenda emphasizes action points for environmental sustainability, which involve reduction of pollution and waste, governing the environment, boosting the renewable energy, health ecosystems, combating climate change, improving soil and water sanitation, increasing resource efficiency, and safeguarding the oceans. These actions necessitate collective responsibility from all stakeholders including; LIS professionals, policy makers, politicians, development partners and practitioners. The aim of this paper was to establish the practical and probable measures through which LIS professionals can engage in the action of environmental restoration. The study was informed by published literature on the involvement by LIS and other professionals, locally and internationally in environmental sustainability actions. An online questionnaire, with structured and open ended questions, was used to collect data from 60 LIS professionals in Africa, of whom the majority (55%) were from Uganda, 56.7% male, and 81.7% primarily working as librarians. The study revealed that LIS professionals are aware of environmental degradation activities though only 55% are aware of the global environmental strategy of the 2030 UN Agenda. Deforestation and air pollution were reported as the most commonly known activities which destroy the environment. It was established that LIS professionals and their affiliate institutions and organizations are mostly involved in the greening campaign more than any other activity. The main challenge to environmental conservation, as reported from the study, is lack of sufficient resources to support the planned activities, however, it was suggested that LIS professionals engage more in the development, implementation, and promotion of awareness campaigns for waste reduction and environmental literacy. Finally it was recommended that LIS professionals develop a strong collaboration with other stakeholders and engage in all other possible activities to enhance environmental sustainability.
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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