Patron, Ira; Rusakova, Lilia (2018). Garbage Hero: Eco-education project "Library ECOstyleˮ at the Lviv Regional Children's Library, Ukraine. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 103-109). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-011
Jones, Louis (2015). Gardens of Delight at CUHK. Sustainable Campus, April
Almost everyone who has been to the Chinese University knows there are organic gardens on the campus. The long-standing scarecrow-guarded ones behind Adam Schall Residence at United College, and outside Chih Hsing Hall at New Asia College are no stranger to many. But these are far from being the only vegetable gardens at CUHK. A number have cropped up relatively recently, and if you were a bird, you'd know this as many sit on the roofs of buildings.
Witthaus, Sandra (2013). Gebäudedokumentation zur Sicherung der Nachhaltigkeit: Bibliotheken nachhaltig planen, bauen, betreiben und dokumentieren. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 161-174). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2301
Der Beitrag geht der Fragestellung nach, inwiefern eine strukturierte Gebäudedokumentation zur ökologischen Nachhaltigkeit beitragen kann. Dies wird für den Bibliotheksbau beispielhaft untersucht. Eine systematische Dokumentation über den gesamten Lebenszyklus eines Gebäudes ist nicht nur eine wichtige Grundlage zur Kommunikation unter Planungsbeteiligten, sie trägt auch zur Erhaltung der nachhaltigen Qualität bei: Strukturierte Informationen für den Planungs- und Betriebsprozess werden Grundlage für ggf. spätere Umbaumaßnahmen und Modernisierungen. Nicht nur nachhaltiges Planen und Bauen, auch nachhaltiges Betreiben ist hierbei ein ausschlaggebender Faktor – dabei werden unterschiedliche Sichtweisen der HOAI (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure) und der GEFMA (German Facility Management Association) gegenübergestellt und erläutert. Es wird aufgezeigt, wie mit Hilfe der GEFMA-Richtlinie 198-1 FM-Dokumentation eine ganzheitliche Dokumentation für eine Bibliothek eingeführt werden kann. Die Richtlinie stellt konkrete Rahmenbedingungen und Strukturen für eine lebenszyklusorientierte Dokumentation eines Gebäudes zur Verfügung und dient als Praxisleitfaden zur Ermittlung eines Vorgehensmodells und einer Datenablagestruktur. Durch den Verweis auf eine Vielzahl an bestehenden Normen und Richtlinien im Bereich der Dokumentation sowie ergänzende Hinweise stellt die Richtlinie ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk dar. Um Nachhaltigkeit im Vorfeld zu bewerten, zeichnen Zertifikate aus Nachhaltigkeits-Zertifizierungssystemen besonders energieeffiziente und nachhaltige Gebäude aus. Bevor ein Gebäude ein Zertifikat erhält, müssen nicht nur zahlreiche Anforderungen an die Gebäudebeschaffenheit, sondern auch an die Dokumentation erfüllt werden. Grundlage hierfür ist eine lückenlose Dokumentation von Gebäudeinformationen. The article deals with the question, how structured building documentation contributes to ecological sustainability. This will be examined in relation to library buildings. A systematic documentation, over the complete life-cycle of a building, is not only an important basis for communication for those involved in the planning process, but also for considering the preservation of a building’s sustainable quality. Structured information about the planning process and facility management could be used later for modernization and reorganization projects. On the one hand there is the planning and building process, but sustainable operation is also a deciding factor – therefore perspectives of the HOAI (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure [Fees Tariff for Architects and Engineers] ) and GEFMA (German Facility Management Association) will be carefully considered. It will be shown how the GEFMA guideline 198-1 Facility Management Documentation can be used for a holistic documentation of library buildings. This guideline provides an exact framework and structure for a lifecycle-oriented documentation and serves as a practice guide for the determination of procedure models and a data-management structure. Because of references to a variety of existing documentation norms, guidelines and supplementary notes, this guideline can be used as a reference book. To judge sustainability, certificates from sustainability certification systems outline the particular characteristics of energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Before a building receives a certificate, not only numerous requirements must be fulfilled but also complete documentation of information on the building must be provided.
Larsen, Dagmara (2019). Generative and resilient: Sustainability beyond the walls of the library
Nearly 10 years ago, the Urban Libraries Council published the sustainability report, Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities, which outlines the ``triple bottom line'' approach to sustainable development, based on environmentally sound, economically feasible and socially equitable practices. The ALA Council adopted the same approach to sustainability as a core value of librarianship during the organization's 2019 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The next challenge is to implement these practices and push the boundaries further.
Cardoso, Nathalice Bezerra (2021). German Libraries and Agenda 2030: How libraries contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2021.
There is widespread unawareness about Sustainable Development (SD) and whether and how libraries can contribute to a more sustainable society. However, the subject has gained prominence in recent years and discussions surrounding the role and social responsibilities of library science concerning this issue are increasing. Germany is one of the most sustainable countries in the world, and its libraries have become an international example of sustainability. This research aims to answer the following questions: A) Do librarians in Germany know what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are? B) Do the German libraries have any partnership with another institution to carry out projects/ programs (supporting/ funding agencies, Friends of the Library, etc.)? C) Which SDGs are German public libraries addressing? Which SDGs are most pursued?
Senechal, Molly (2015). Give peas a chance!. Children & Libraries, 13(1), 10-12. DOI: 10.5860/cal.13n1.10
The article discusses how children's books could be used to enhance children's food literacy. Topics covered include the aim of the initiative launched by author Sylvia Spivens to establish a healthy community by enhancing children's knowledge about nutritious food. Also mentioned are several books about food literacy such as textquotedblAlice Waters and the Trip to Delicioustextquotedbl and textquotedblFarmer Will Allen and Growing Table.textquotedbl
Morriello, Rossana (2019). Gli obiettivi per lo sviluppo sostenibile e le biblioteche. Biblioteche Oggi, 37(maggio), 10-19. DOI: 10.3302/0392-8586-201904-010-1
In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 goals (SDGs) at its core, to which 193 member countries of the UN agreed. These goals aim at ending poverty, fighting inequality and stopping climate change. UN has been working also with many international institutions and associations among which library associations, particularly through IFLA. IFLA is taking on an active role in the Agenda, promoting libraries as a vehicle for SDGs. In Italy, the national network ASviS has been created to support the Agenda 2030 in all kind of institutions and the academic network RUS to support it in universities where it has many implications for research, teaching and third mission.
Charney, Madeleine; Hauke, Petra (2020). Global action on the urgency of climate change: Academic and research libraries' contributions. College & Research Libraries News, 81(3), 114-117. DOI: 10.5860/crln.81.3.114
At the time of this writing, Australia's bushfires are raging, Jakarta is experiencing massive flooding, and waves of earthquakes are devastating islands in the Caribbean. Hundreds of thousands of people and living creatures are being torn from their homes. The mind reels at the intensity and scale of these climate change-induced disasters. At the same time, the world's leading decision makers seem to finally be waking up to the emergency. For instance, the European Union (EU) just announced 1 trillion euro plan to support the European Green Deal, including a mechanism designed to help regions (e.g., coal-dependent Poland) that would be most disrupted economically by the transition to cleaner industries. Moreover, with the aim to make Europe the world's first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the EU pledges a just transition, that is to ``leave no one behind.''
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2015). Global denken, lokal handeln. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 26-27
Die Kingston Library im Bundesstaat New York unterstützt die Klimaziele der Stadt und hat sich selbst zu grünen Maßnahmen bekannt. Eine Fallstudie einer Grünen Bibliothek in den USA.
Vonhof, Cornelia (2020). Going Green: Implementing sustainable Strategies in Libraries around the World. Rezension. Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 44(1), 109-110. DOI: 10.1515/bfp-2020-0011
Rezensierte Publikation: Petra Hauke; Madeleine Charney; Harri Sahavirta (Hrsg.) (2018): Going Green: Implementing sustainable Strategies in Libraries around the World. Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services. IFLA Publications 177; X, 234 S., 1 Abb. (sw), 60 Abb. (Farbe), 14 Tab. (s/w). Gebunden: ISBN 978-3-11-060584-6, eBook: PDF ISBN 978-3-11-060887-8, EPUB ISBN 978-3-11-060599-0
Jankowska, Maria A. (2011). Going beyond environmental programs and green practices at the American Library Association. Electronic Green Journal, 1(32), e1-17
The intent of this editorial is to provide a starting point for a more comprehensive assessment of libraries’ progress towards environmental sustainability, and consequently contribute to a discourse on pathways that can enable sustainable development of libraries in the future.
Sittel, Robbie (2012). Going green @ your library: One librarian's lessons in programming. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 127-131). Library Juice Press
Hauke, Petra; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (2013). Going green as a marketing tool for libraries: Environmentally sustainable management practices: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2013, Singapore.
This paper deals with libraries’ awareness of ecological sustainability as part of the marketing strategy with high impact on both clients and stakeholders. Libraries are particularly responsible not only for disseminating information on environmental sustainability but also for serving as examples to follow. Small steps in going green can have a big impact on the library’s image. Activities in this field can be developed in cooperation with unpaid partners like NGOs, Friends of the Library groups etc. The paper will give examples from libraries in different countries from all over the world, dealing with ideas of how to gain recognition with a green identity, which conveys an attractive market image.
Al, Rodney; House, Sara (2010). Going green in North American public libraries: A critical snapshot of policy and practice. Paper presented at the 76th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden.
In recent years, the global library community has recognized that reversing the human impact on the environment is part of its social responsibility. This presentation examines this ethic within the context of the North American library community with particular attention to analysis of related policy and practice in five major metropolitan areas. Topics treated include the development of “green” policies, procedures, strategic plans, mission statements, vision statements, and values statements; and, “green librarianship” apparent at the service level of select library associations and institutions. Findings indicate that there is an exciting emergent library discourse on “green” policy and actions. However: (1) public libraries are implementing “green” measures at the service and programming levels, but not yet encoding a green ethic in official institutional language; and, (2) library associations are generally remiss in addressing environmental responsibility in any form or manner in their policies. Audience contribution is encouraged on how to build better green momentum in North American librarianship, as well as how to develop a more socially responsible global profession in general. To what extent is the slim and slow greening of libraries reflective of the status of grassroots and activist librarianship in general?
Chakraborty, Susmita (2013). Going green or not: Realities of the Indian metropolis libraries: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2013, Singapore.
India is fighting severe problems, as for e.g. pollution explosion, dwindling resources, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, threats of terrorism, among others. In this perspective, little emphasis is given on emerging issues like hygienic and environmental awareness. Very recently, Indian libraries started to have provisions for natural lights as much as possible, energy saving bulbs in the reading rooms and other places within library premises, provision of natural air, emphasis on cleanliness, hygienic toilets, adequate provision of waste bins at appropriate places, proper disposal policies for weeded library materials/equipments, etc. This paper will present the report of a survey of some important libraries in the four metropolises (Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai) of India.
Mwanzu, Arnold (2018). Going green to embrace aesthetic reflections and sustainable library buildings: A case study of USIU-A Library as a benchmark of Kenyan libraries. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 210-226). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-020
Hallmann, Christian (2013). Going green: Free University Philological Library, Berlin: An evolutionary concept development – from a box to “The Brain”. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 241-256). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2306
Active as well as passive constructional strategies and innovations were realized within a dynamic design process to guarantee sustainability at the Berlin Philological Library.1 Besides a reduction of the enveloping skin area in relation to its volume, the use of special building materials is noteworthy. This and the use of daylight and an innovative heating and ventilation system ensure the intended sustainability. There are also numerous other strategies supporting this goal. Encompassed within this approach, the needs of the users take centre stage. Awarded with the Deutscher Architekturpreis and the Contractworld.award in 2007, the Philological Library is a notable example of a sustainable library and an architectural highlight. In einem dynamischen Design-Prozess konnten bei der Philologischen Bibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin grundlegende aktive wie auch passive bautechnische Neuerungen verwirklicht werden, um Nachhaltigkeit sowohl im Hinblick auf die Nutzerfreundlichkeit als auch auf den Schutz des Bestandes zu garantieren. Dazu zählt neben einer Verkleinerung der äußeren Hülle in Relation zum Raumvolumen auch die Verwendung der richtigen Baumaterialien. Dies sowie die Nutzung von Tageslicht in Verbindung mit einem innovativen Heiz- und Lüftungssystem sorgen neben weiteren Strategien für die angestrebte Nachhaltigkeit. Neben diesen Aspekten stehen zudem die Anforderungen zur Benutzbarkeit der Präsenzbibliothek durch die Leser im Focus. Für ihr Design wurde die Philologische Bibliothek u.a. 2007 mit dem Deutschen Architekturpreis sowie dem Contractworld.award ausgezeichnet.
Prasanth, Mavily; Vasudevan, T. M. (2019). Going green: Libraries for sustainable development: Paper presented at: National conference on Innovations and Transformations in Libraries (NCITL 2019).
The paper discusses about the various measures for greening the library other than building green library buildings. It also puts forward various suggestions and methods for greening existing libraries and also discuss the need and importance of implementing green library concepts. Introduction Our beautiful nature is continuously degraded by human beings and causing problems like global warming and climate change. Shrinking glaciors, melting ice caps and wide ranges in temperature provide evidence that something is happening with our climate. Libraries don't come into our mind when we think of problems like global warming and climate change. But Libraries consume a lot of energy for its services and hence contribute to the problem. A healthy natural environment is needed for our survival and quality of life. So it's high time for us librarians to play a major role for the betterment of environment. We can design a green library by means of choosing appropriate site for constructing library building, use of natural material and biodegradable products for construction, conservation of resources i.e., water, energy, paper etc. and responsible for recycling of waste materials. So the concepts of green libraries are now being popular and through proper designing of green library we can reduce the harmful impact on the environment and it also improve the environment inside the library.
Peterson, Richard A.; von Isenburg, Megan; Dietsch, Barbara; Lucas, Dawne (2014). Going green: One library's journey toward sustainability. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 14(1), 14-23. DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2014.859887
The Duke University Medical Center Library created and implemented a sustainability plan as a way of contributing to the University's institutional goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2024. An internal working group coordinated efforts to implement more environmentally friendly practices, create awareness of the importance of this project, and obtain staff buy-in. As a result, the Library was awarded the University's Green Workplace certification. This article will share not only the process for implementing sustainability initiatives, but will also detail some practices that other libraries can achieve.
Fresnido, Ana Maria B.; Esposo-Betan, Sharon Maria S. (2018). Going green: Sustainable practices in Philippine Libraries. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This study aims to investigate on the sustainability practices of Philippine libraries. It intends to identify where Philippine academic libraries are in the “green” continuum. Significance of the study. Greening libraries is rarely talked about in Philippine libraries. This study is a modest contribution to the dearth of literature on greening Philippine libraries. Results of the study hopes to stimulate the interest of library administrators and bring awareness to other stakeholders on the current state of libraries in the Philippines as far as “greening” is concerned, so they can either start or further advance their greening initiatives. Design, methodology, approach. Descriptive survey method was employed for this study with the Preliminary Green Assessment Checklist developed by McBane Mulford and Himmel as instrument. The respondents consisted of active members of the Philippine Association of Academic/Research Libraries, Inc. (PAARL) or those that have attended the organization’s activities in the last two years. Findings. 68.75% of the surveyed libraries received green rating; 31.25% got yellow; and none fell under red. The overall rating for all libraries is 149.12 which is within the green zone. This only proved to show that Philippine libraries are obviously taking small but crucial steps towards greening their libraries. Research limitations and implication (if applicable). While the survey questionnaire was sent to 206 librarians, only 32 (15.53\%) accomplished the form. Originality of the paper: The study is the first and so far, the only study which attempted to gauge where Philippine libraries are in the green continuum.
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