Townsend, Andrea K. (2014). Environmental sustainability and libraries: Facilitating user awareness. Library Hi Tech News, 31(9), 21-23. DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2014-0059
Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to examine how Canadian Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified libraries are facilitating awareness about environmental sustainability to library users. Design/methodology/approach Twenty-four Canadian LEED-certified libraries were surveyed regarding internal initiatives, and methods used to promote their certification and green building features to library users. Findings The research found that the majority of Canadian LEED-certified libraries were incorporating a variety of internal initiatives and methods to highlight their LEED-certification to library users. The findings show the majority of these libraries were actively involved in creating awareness about this topic to library users. Originality/value This research may provide valuable information for libraries wanting to incorporate initiatives that bring awareness to environmental sustainability, or for libraries wanting to use existing green building features to help leverage awareness and learning about this topic.
Qutab, Saima; Faruqui Ali, Z.; Shafi Ullah, F. (2016). Environmentally sustainable library buildings: Opportunities and challenges for Asian countries. Paper presented at the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Energy crisis and environmental challenges are becoming greater economic, health and social concerns of the day. Building design and construction processes, whether in the developing or developed world, have to address environmental issues. Library buildings, commonly known as intellectually stimulating and scholarly community places, have been, for some time dealing with this pressing need in quite a few countries. The Green Library Movement discussions in terms of building design and construction of libraries have been going on for a few decades, but only a handful of libraries with green or environmentally sustainable design have been built so far in the Asian context. In most cases, the budget allocation for library buildings is low making the case for sustainable and energy efficient buildings, stronger. This research tries to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of green or environmentally sustainable library buildings, focusing specifically on Asian countries with locally available resources, standards and climate assessments.
Geißler, Jens A.; Schumann, Tim (2017). Ernte Deine Stadt: Die Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe betreibt mit ganz unterschiedlichen Partnern nachhaltige und grüne Bibliotheksarbeit - und erhält dafür den "IFLA Green Library Award 2017". BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 69(11), 640-643
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (IFLA) (2018). Esempi, educatrici, facilitatrici: Biblioteche e sostenibilità: Come le biblioteche contribuiscono alla sostenibilità.
Le biblioteche sono senza dubbio un precoce esempio di economia della condivisione. Acquistando i libri collettivamente (sia tramite sottoscrizione nel caso di biblioteche private, sia con le tasse nel caso di biblioteche pubbliche), si sono dimostrate un ottimo modo di massimizzare l'accesso riducendo i consumi.
Mittrowann, Andreas; Sprißler, Ingo (2013). Ethisches Handeln vs. ökonomische Anforderungen: Umweltmanagement in einem mittelständischen Unternehmen am Beispiel der ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 381-392). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2317
Nachhaltigkeit und Umweltmanagement in Unternehmen haben in den vergangenen Jahren vor dem Hintergrund von Globalisierung, dem veränderten Bewusstsein der Konsumenten und als Wettbewerbsfaktor eine gestiegene Bedeutung erhalten. Die ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH als größter deutscher Komplettanbieter für Bibliotheken hat im Jahr 2011 ein Umweltmanagement eingeführt sowie eine Zertifizierung nach DIN EN ISO 14001 erlangt. Diese DIN ist auf dem Weg, eine ebenso große Bedeutung zu erlangen wie die ISO 9001, die inzwischen zu einem internationalen Maßstab für das Qualitätsmanagement geworden ist. Diese DIN-Norm hilft Unternehmen bei der systematischen, dokumentierten, objektiven und regelmäßigen Bewertung ihrer Leistung für die Umwelt. Der Beitrag fokussiert auf das Thema Umweltmanagement und schildert die grundlegenden Überlegungen vor der Einführung und geht auf die Prozessschritte ein. Ein Ausblick auf die geplanten, weiteren Schritte und eine Vision für die Unternehmenszukunft in diesem Bereich schließen die Darstellung ab. Against the background of globalization and a new awareness by customers, sustainability and environmental management have become more and more important. In 2011 ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH, the largest German library supplier, implemented an environmental management strategy and achieved DIN EN ISO 14001 certification. This certification is becoming as important as the certification ISO 9001, which is an international measure of requirements for quality management systems. The DIN 14001 standard supports companies in systemology, and well-documented, objective and continual evaluation of their environmental performance. This article takes as its theme environmental management and describes the basic considerations to be taken into account before the introduction of such a management approach. It describes the steps to be taken throughout the process. To conclude the article, the next stage in the process is described and a view of where the business is going in terms of environmental awareness is outlined.
Kubilius, Donatas; Gasiūnaitė, Vaida (2019). Every good adaptation is also an innovation: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
textquotedblEvery good adaptation is also an innovationtextquotedbl poster represents Makerspace textquotedblPATS SAUtextquotedbl in National library of Lithuania. It is an open access and free of charge service for schoolers that brings the change to learning experience. Poster represents benefits (advantages) that Makerspace brings to National Library, Public libraries and most importantly to the users. The aim of the poster is to present Makerspace as a bridge that connects Traditional Library and emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Coding, sustainable design, Virtual Reality and etc. Makerspace is a successful service from National Library of Lithuania that proved to be a good way to attract new users and strengthen library‘s community. In almost 3 years‘ time 10000 users have used our services and discovered library in a new and exiting way. IFLA WLIC 2019 main topic “Dialogue for change“ was exactly what we wanted to communicate through bringing our expertise to the conference. Our successful service is a great way to encourage other libraries to take on courageous initiatives, unconventional solutions and open the libraries‘ door to meet technological changes that are forming new way of learning, communicating, sharing and creating. Short movies about Makerspace that were used along with the printed poster: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZHTxpVgsgcOTYh3e6OxyQzfjt9Plre_9
Häivälä, Heidi (2012). Every little helps towards sustainable development. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 26).
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (IFLA) (2018). Exemplares, educadores, facilitadores: Bibliotecas e sustentabilidade: Como as bibliotecas contribuem para a sustentabilidade.
As bibliotecas são, sem dúvida, um dos primeiros exemplos de economia compartilhada. Ao comprar coletivamente livros (seja através de verbas próprias no caso de bibliotecas privadas, ou de fundos públicos no caso de bibliotecas públicas), eles provaram ser uma ótima maneira de maximizar o acesso e ao mesmo tempo, reduzir o consumo.
International Federation of Library Associations; 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).
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.
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
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
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.
Huang, Qunqing; Chen, Si (2018). From a green library to a sustainable library: Case-study of Sun Yat-sen Library of Guangdong Province, China. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 110-121). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-012
Pîrvu, Iuliana-Camelia (2019). From a small green library to a sustainable community, a path marked with SDGs: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The small public library in Șirna, Prahova County (Romania), serving almost 5000 inhabitants, having one librarian, understood early on that, being a green library is not a destination but a community journey. This poster illustrates the ways in which a community can be helped by a small green library and how this road puts SDGs to work. In 2017, Șirna library ranked 3rd at the IFLA International ”Green Library Award 2018” . In 2018, activities continued in the spirit of 2030 Agenda. With the help of an IFLA International Advocacy Programme – LIBRARIES, DEVELOPMENT AND THE UN 2030 AGENDA, the Șirna librarian continued to plan activities to support SDGs. The library carried out last year educational and ecological volunteering activities with over 80 users, children and adults, on Earth Hour, World Volunteer Day, on Worldwide Clean-up Day, developing partnerships with WWF Romania, US Embassy and American Councils for International Education, Let’s Do It Romania, local authorities, educational institutions, ASPTMR (an association fighting tuberculosis), with DJSPH- forestry authority who donated trees for planting and greening the region. Getting sustainable support from a company (Cert Transilvania) company that donated batteries for solar panels (1000 Euro) was a direct result of advocacy of this green library. The 4, 7, 11, 13, 17 are SDGs that Sirna library is addressing through its activities as it moves forward on the path of sustainability and community education.
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