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.
Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.) (2018). Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world: Buildings, management, programmes and services. (Band 177). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Saur. ISBN: 9783110608878
Hoerning, Beate (2019). Going to a library conference for talking about ecological sustainability – but what’s about our own carbon footprint? Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Whenever people get together at face-to-face meetings – there will always be an extra consumption of resources for travelling to the conference and for staying at the venue. More and more of them feel confident that they need to strive to reduce their environmental impact to the most possible minimum. There are already several studies that have analyzed the ecological footprint of conferences. On the basis of their conclusions, the wide range of possible options for conference attendees (at conferences generally and in particular at library conferences) will be shown and discussed. Basically, there are two main kinds of complementary options: 1. Measures, steps, and actions for reducing the own carbon footprint and 2. Options for making an impact on the meeting organizers for the conference’s footprint as a whole. The discussion will be carried out in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (especially SDGs No. 7, 12, 13, 15) and to the degrowth movement.
Akbulut, Müge; Alaca, Erdinç; Büyükçolpan, Tubanur; Cevher, Nilay; Kurbanoğlu, Serap; Soylu, Demet; Yıldırım, Banu Fulya (2018). Green (environmentalist) approaches to university libraries: A research across Turkey. Bilgi Dünyasi, 19(2), 203-230. DOI: 10.15612/BD.2018.693
This study was carried out in order to identify green (environmentally friendly) practices in university libraries in both institutional and individual contexts. Within the scope of this research, descriptive method was used, and also two questionnaires were used as data collection tools from library directors and librarians. Within the frame of the study, online questionnaire was sent to 165 directors and 1614 librarians working in 165 university libraries (out of 182 in total) in Turkey. 45 directors and 341 librarians responded to the survey. The directors' survey has six main sections including sustainable environment, water saving, energy saving, sustainable resources and materials, indoor air quality, innovation in design and implementation, and aims to collect information on an institutional basis. The librarian survey consists of three main parts which are demographic information, environmental awareness and attitude in daily life, and green libraries. The obtained data were analyzed by IBM Statistics SPSS 23.0 software package. In the study, it was found out that even though university libraries in Turkey fulfill some criteria such as proximity to public transportation, use of alternative options in transportation and water-efficient plumbing, monitoring water use, turning off electrical appliances when not in use, use of double glazed windows, taking precautions against paper waste with recycling or donation of printed resources, there are still deficiencies. Also, differences between universities have been identified in terms of green approaches /implementations and some libraries such as Atilim, Bilkent, Bacskent and Yacsar University libraries have been observed to be greener than others within sustainable environment, water and energy saving, sustainable materials-resources, indoor air quality and design and application innovations. Although librarians have a low level of perception and awareness in green libraries and environmental sustainability issues, they have positive opinions about the initiatives promoting education and awareness. Bu çalışma gerek kurumsal gerek bireysel bağlamda üniversite kütüphanelerinde gerçekleştirilen yeşil (çevre dostu) uygulamaları belirlemek amacıyla gerçekleştirilmiştir. Betimleme yönteminin kullanıldığı bu araştırma kapsamında veri toplama tekniği olarak kütüphane yöneticilerine ve kütüphanecilere olmak üzere toplam iki adet anketten yararlanılmıştır. Türkiye’deki 182 üniversite kütüphanesinden 165’inde görev yapmakta olan toplam 165 yönetici ve 1.614 kütüphaneciye çevrim içi anket gönderilmiş, 45 yönetici ve 341 kütüphaneci anketi yanıtlamıştır. Yönetici anketi, sürdürülebilir çevre, su tasarrufu, enerji tasarrufu, sürdürülebilir kaynak ve materyaller, iç mekân hava kalitesi, tasarım ve uygulamada yenilikler olmak üzere altı ana bölümden oluşmakta ve kurumsal bazda bilgi toplamayı amaçlamaktadır. Kütüphaneci anketi ise demografik bilgiler, günlük yaşamda çevresel farkındalık ve tutum, yeşil kütüphaneler olmak üzere üç ana bölümden oluşmaktadır. Anket aracılığıyla elde edilen verilerin değerlendirilmesinde betimleme yönteminden yararlanılmıştır. Elde edilen veriler IBM SPSS Statistics 23.0 paket programı aracılığı ile analiz edilmiştir. Çalışma sonucunda, Türkiye’deki üniversite kütüphanelerinin yeşil kütüphane olma yolunda bazı kriterleri (toplu taşıma araçlarına yakınlık, ulaşımda alternatif seçeneklere yönelim, su tasarruflu tesisat kullanımı, su tüketiminin takip edilmesi, elektronik araç gereçlerin mesai saatleri dışında kapalı tutulması, binalarda çift cam özelliği, basılı kaynakların bağış ya da geri dönüşümü ile kâğıt israfına karşı önlem alınması) sağlamakla birlikte önemli eksiklerinin bulunduğu, çevresel yaklaşımlar/yeşil uygulamalar açısından üniversiteler arası farklılıklar olduğu ve bazı kütüphanelerin (Atılım, Bilkent, Başkent ve Yaşar Üniversitesi kütüphaneleri gibi) sürdürülebilir çevre, su ve enerji tasarrufu, sürdürülebilir materyaller-kaynaklar, iç mekân hava kalitesi ve tasarım ve uygulamada yenilikler kapsamında diğerlerinden daha yeşil olduğu görülmüştür. Kütüphanecilerin yeşil kütüphaneler ve çevresel sürdürülebilirlik konularında algı ve farkındalık düzeyleri düşük olmakla birlikte bu konularda eğitime ve farkındalık artırıcı girişimlere sıcak baktıkları belirlenmiştir.
Hauke, Petra (2019). Green Libraries towards Green Sustainable Development - Best practice examples from IFLA Green Library Award 2016–2019: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
This paper gives a broader definition of a “Green Library”, followed by an overview of the aims and intentions of the IFLA Green Library Award including the criteria for the award. It highlights some outstanding projects submitted to the IFLA Green Library Award competitions 2016–2019. The very different selected examples come from (1) Ireland, (2) Kenya, (3) Ukraine, (4) Germany, (5) Croatia, and (6) Colombia.
Werner, Klaus U.; Hauke, Petra (2017). Green Libraries. Worldwide. A librarians’ tool. 4 Years later…: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
The project we launched in 2013: A checklist as an easy-to-use tool that will allow librarians worldwide to see what they can do to make their libraries greener: a checklist available in many languages, so that it will be understood by colleagues even with little or no command of one of the official IFLA-languages. They will be enabled to communicate with their staff and their users in their native languages about green topics. Our starting point was the IFLA-Conference 2013 in Singapore and our book project The Green Library. The challenge of environmental sustainability (published in 2013 as IFLA Publication 161). Where are we now? The checklist was originally devised in English and German; during the last 4 years we were busy finding colleagues willing to translate the checklist into as many languages as possible – a tool for greening libraries worldwide! There are 20 language versions available at present on our website: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Usbek. The project is definitely to be continued: We are looking for more translation and adaptations, even into the multiplicity of “smaller” languages – for greener libraries worldwide.
Barnes, Laura (2019). Green Libraries: Home: Resources to help libraries go green: Green Library News
This guide started as a handout for a series of green libraries workshops.
Thomas, Raysh (2017). Green Libraries: India vs international scenario. Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies, 4(37), 8645-8654. DOI: 10.21922/srjis.v4i37.10786
Druaipandi, R. (2016). Green Library initiatives in India: Reshaping the future: Paper presented at ICLIM 2017, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Seifert, Anja; Rogge, Stefan (2018). Green Library of the neighbourhood: Collaborative green sustainable library strategies for successful urban quarter development in Berlin, Germany. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 135-141). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-014
Malode, Amit V. (2014). Green Library: An overview. Research Journey: International Multidisciplinary E-Research Journal, 1(4), 13-17
A Green Library also knows as a sustainable library, is a library build with environmental concerns in mind, Green libraries are a part of the larger green building movement. Green libraries are being build all over the world, along with library 2.0 green design is an emerging trend, defining the library of the 21st century. A study of Green libraries in 2008 revealed that not only has energy conservation become important, but that spaces designed for users rather than books have become paramount the modular system worked particularly well for housing ever-expanding books collections but collecting growth is no longer practical goal. Users want and need a greater variety of spaces, which purpose build rooms are better at meeting.
Olsen, Randy; McAfee, Christopher (2013). Green and growing: The impact of a LEED library on an organization’s sustainable practices. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 257-268). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2307
In 2009, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened a new library designed to meet the rigorous standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council for newly constructed facilities. The success of the project was officially recognized when the Church History Library received its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This paper will trace how building plans originally focused on preserving archival materials were expanded to address larger environmental concerns. Also explored will be the impact a single green facility can have on the sustainable practices of an entire organization. Topics covered will include the Church History Library, its mission and collections; the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design programme; special environmental design characteristics of the Church History Library building; data on recycling efforts in the library and its parent organization; organizational impact of constructing a LEED-certified facility. Im Jahr 2009 eröffnete die Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints eine neue Bibliothek, deren Entwurf den strengen Standards des U.S. Green Building Council für neu errichtete Gebäude entsprach. Der Erfolg des Projektes wurde in der Öffentlichkeit wahrgenommen, als die Church History Library ihr Zertifikat Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) erhielt. Dieser Beitrag zeichnet nach, wie Neubaupläne, die ursprünglich auf die Erhaltung von Archivmaterialien abzielten, erweitert wurden, um weiterreichende, umweltbezogene Anliegen einzubeziehen. Es wird ferner der Einfluss untersucht, den ein einzelnes grünes Gebäude auf die nachhaltigen Praktiken der ganzen Trägerorganisation haben kann. Behandelt werden der Auftrag und die Sammlungen der Church History Library, das Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Programm, die auf Nachhaltigkeit bezogenen Spezifika im Entwurf für das Church History Library Gebäude, Daten zu den Recylingmaßnahmen in der Bibliothek und ihrer Trägerorganisation sowie die Auswirkungen des Baus eines LEED zertifizierten Gebäudes auf die Trägerorganisation.
Barnes, Laura L. (2012). Green buildings as sustainability education tools. Library Hi Tech, 30(3), 397-407. DOI: 10.1108/07378831211266546
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of green building technologies and practices and illustrate how public libraries can use them as tools to teach their communities about sustainability and foster behavior change. Design/methodology/approach – Through literature searches, case studies analysis, and individual phone and e‐mail interviews, the author identified ways that public libraries can use their buildings to demonstrate green technologies and practices and show their patrons how to apply them at home, at work, and in the community. Findings – Education is a component of LEED certification. Many LEED certified libraries publicize a list of the green technologies used in their building projects. Some sponsor programs related to the green building and include permanent displays in the library to explain how the technology works. The Fayetteville Public Library went beyond these basic techniques to not only improve the sustainability of their operations but also become a community test bed for a renewable energy project. Originality/value – This paper sheds light on how building projects can be used not only to educate the public about green technologies and practices, but also inspire others to begin using similar techniques at home, at work, and in the community.
Kanda, Leah (2016). Green buildings in Kenya: A review of the Catholic University (CUEA) Library
A while back , I managed to have a chat with the designer of the famous CUEA Learning Resource Centre, an icon of sustainable construction in Kenya. The article was originally published in The Quantity Surveyor Journal. Here's is the original article. Take a read.
Datta, Swati (2015). Green is the new black: Bringing the libraries into the green scene. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 5(3), 59-68
The green cover is depleting at an alarming rate and the big industrialists and the common man alike, are making all possible efforts to cause as much irreparable damage to the environment as possible, with each passing year. This article deals with how the impact of damage to environment also falls equally on libraries and in what ways can library professionals fight them back by just going outside the limits of conventional thinking. Librarians need to embrace GREEN and should promulgate & broadcast it to fellow librarians thus making it more than a place to check out reading materials. Paper canvasses how ICT captivates the librarians to ``Live Green, Love Green & Think Green'' also touching upon the false practice of Greenwashing.
Williams, Beth Filar (2012). Green librarians blogging. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 159-166). Library Juice Press
Fialkoff, Francine (2008). Green libraries are local: Sustainability is no fad, and libraries can lead the way to real change. Library Journal, 133(11), 8
Great views, great people, great food, great libraries. Now I've got even more to love. The city, the library - and the state - are on an environmental sustainability track that is a model for us all.
Aulisio, George J. (2013). Green libraries are more than just buildings. Electronic Green Journal, 1(35), 1-10
Many colleges and universities across the United States have adopted sustainability in their curriculum and operations. Academic libraries need to support the mission of their university and therefore must also play their part in sustainability education and operations. The library and information science literature makes it appear that the hallmark of a textquotedblgreen librarytextquotedbl is an environmentally friendly building. There are very few academic libraries in the United States that are LEED certified. The author argues that a green library is something more than just the architecture. By using example initiatives and providing recommendations for green library operations, it can be determined that a green library does not necessarily entail a green building, but it does involve a green mission. [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. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Bangar, Machhindra S. (2018). Green libraries in India: An overview. Knowledge Librarian, Special issue(1), 222-230
Green design is an emerging trend, defining the library of the 21st century. Green Library Movement which comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses is committed to greening libraries and reducing eco-degradation. The paper highlights the conditions of green library, role of a librarian, features of green library, Initiatives in India. It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make green library. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities. The trend in India is not only growing in numbers but also extends across the country. The paper concludes that librarians have to be keen on updating themselves on sustainability trends in the field of librarianship and should provide awareness and create the space in the libraries to exemplify the Green practices.
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