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.
Scherer, Jeffrey A. (2014). Green libraries promoting sustainable communities: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France.
What is a sustainable community? How does the library as an institution, through the construction or renovation of a library building, promote and model sustainable behavior? The behavior and process that a library institution exhibits during the construction of a library building establishes an important community bond between the institution and the citizens it serves. Citizens not only learn from the process but they also begin to understand how to model their behavior. Libraries, in turn, learn from their citizens who are increasingly demanding a deeper commitment to sustainable practices in the construction, operation and maintenance of their libraries. Besides these community-centric relationships, the buildings themselves can model best practices. Specifically, the community dialogue and listening process is crucial to establishing trust between the institution and the citizens. Without this trust, the success of a sustainable community will falter. This paper uses examples of these best practices and discusses the lessons learned for promoting sustainable communities through library design, building and operations.
Blanchard, Mark A. (2010). Green libraries work. American Libraries, 41(1/2), 8
A letter to the editor is presented concerning the remodeling of the Northland College Dexter Library in Ashland, Wisconsin.
Tripathi, Sneha (2016). Green libraries: An approach to sustainable development. Pearl : A Journal of Library and Information Science, 10(2), 119-127. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6922.2016.00016.4
Sustainable development has become a global phenomenon since the United Nation has put forth time-bound and quantified targets to address various socio-economic issues such as poverty, education, equality in the form of `Millennium Development Goals'. Libraries are one of the best institutions for promoting the sustainable development of a democratic society. Amongst all, public libraries have major share of responsibility in the socio-economic development of a region. The present study elaborates various efforts taken up by the libraries and library associations to improve the quality of life by providing information access to the society.
Saha, Payel (2019). Green libraries: Effect to the academic institutions: A special study on US based libraries. Library Philosophy and Practise, 4, e1-9
The spiral concept of Green Library is captivating to the entire library professionals worldwide. This is also called sustainable library. The present paper discusses about overview of the technical development of green libraries of academic institutions in US based libraries and other developing countries i.e. UK, Canada and India. Which also focus on the workflow, features, aims and objectives, scope and limitations, betterment of green libraries and the role of librarians. The paper also focuses on the role of initiatives like UNDP, IGBC and LEED.
Sapna; Kaushik, Saurabh; Saini, Pawan Kumar (2017). Green libraries: Need of 21st Century. International Journal of Information Movement, 2(3), 79-84
Globally evolution of green libraries is moving ahead and transforming the libraries into the green libraries by building green library buildings. It also emphasis on the greening of the existing library facilities, disseminationof green services and promotes the environmentally supportive practices in the library. Economy and Ecology are the two most important things to make a library healthy and prosperous. The main aim of this paper is to analyze the importance of green libraries, to identify the standards for the green libraries, major green library initiatives and techniques and methods for greening of the library.
Designing Libraries C.I.C. Community Interest (2020). Green libraries: Sustainable library buildings: A guide to resources and trends in sustainable library building design
Many of the resources listed are specific to libraries, and many are also from the US where several initiatives have helped create a useful pool of experience for library planners and architects in the UK to draw on.
Bhattacharya, A. (2017). Green library and its utilities in modern day library service: A study. International Journal of Next Generation Library and Technologies, 3(3), 1-11
Sharma, Ajay (2019). Green library building: A case study of SVNIT Library: Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Librarianship Development through Internet of Things & Customer Service, Mehsana, Gujarat, India.
A library is the heart of the institution. Prerequisite for the successful functioning of each section of a library is good library building which supports all the activities with the economy. The building supports the economy in its function if it utilizes resources judiciously. The concept of a green building came into public interest during the 1960s and 1970s when natural resources crisis and pollution explosion increased to the serious concern. As an integral part of society, libraries are also influenced by the concept of the green and sustainable building. The planning and design process of a new library building is a big and complex task. A successful library building can be planned only if there is close involvement of architect, library professional and the management. Plan and communication are crucial for successful new library building construction. In 2017, the central library of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat was shifted to its new library building. The planning for the new library building was started in 2013. This paper covers the various aspects of the green /sustainable library building and Green Building Rating Systems (GBRSs). The paper discusses the various green concept adopted by the new library building of SVNIT. This paper also provides a brief overview of the planning and design of new library building.
Tseng, Shu-hsien (2008). Green library design and evaluation: The Taipei Public Library, Taiwan. New Library World, 109(7/8), 321-336. DOI: 10.1108/03074800810888159
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce the planning and architectural design features, and the post--occupancy evaluation (POE) of the Beitou Branch Library in the Taipei Public Library System. This paper also proposes possible solutions in response to the public's suggestions for improvements. Design/methodology/approach A library--user survey was employed to appraise the functioning of the Beitou Branch Library by the general public. The questionnaire for this survey was divided into three parts: background information of patrons; patrons' use of the Beitou Branch Library; and patrons' opinions on the facilities of the Beitou Branch Library. The 511 valid returned patron questionnaires were numbered and processed by means of Microsoft Excel statistical analysis. Chi--square testing, ANOVA and Pearson T--test were then used to analyze the relevant data and statistics. Findings The findings from the Beitou Branch Library survey are as follows: its innovative design and unique architecture and furniture has created a trend for new design concepts in Taiwan; it increases the number of library visits; it increases the visibility of the library and changes the stereotype of the library in the public's mind; it embodies the principles of ecological education and has become a multi--faceted learning center; it has gained the support of local residents and professional experts; it has generated corporate sponsorship of green library buildings; and the average numbers and distribution of frequency indicate that, other than ``convenient parking'' and ``number of computers in the computer area'', patrons were generally satisfied with the library's facilities, with all other categories receiving an average rating of 3.5 or greater.
Borgohain, Trinayan (2018). Green library: A rousing call to library community. International Multilingual Research Journal Vidyawarta, March 2018 Special Issue, 183-187
This paper is to provide an overview of the green building technologies and its practices in the libraries in order to use them as an instrument towards fostering ecological sustainability and development. The concept of green library movement among the Indian library community is still in the grassroots level whereas in International scenario it has already gained popularity. Therefore the main motto of this paper is to raise awareness about the green library movement and also to promote the idea among the library professionals to take a clear stand and create a visible green image for the library as an important part of their academic and social responsibility. The next as well as present generation of LIS profession should be encouraged to spread the ``Green library movement'' in their libraries.
Čadovska, Ivana; Tkalčić, A.-M. (2017). Green literacy as part of a strategy for the development of information service. Vjesnik Bibliotekara Hrvatsk, 60(1), 65-77
Green literacy represents the ability to understand the impact of human decisions and actions on the environment by raising awareness of sustainable development and encouraging critical thinking. Its task is to change the behavior of an individual or the entire institution. Although the green literacy was first defined back in the early 1990s, at the same time when the green library movement was created, it is more important today than ever before. Libraries, as dynamic institutions that follow the new development trends and provide a broad range of information and services, have recognized the significance of ecology and sustainable development from the beginning. Therefore, they are a logical starting point for developing literacy of their users. This paper aims to introduce green literacy in the context of information literacy and to define its role in the development of libraries, especially within information services which represent the central place of education and informing for the users, and act as promoters of new services and activities in every library. Finally, a brief overview of the most important environmental projects related to user education in Croatian libraries is given.
Brekhus, Rachel (2009). Green: The color of the day. American Libraries, 40(6/7), 11
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article on the green initiatives of the American Library Association (ALA) during its Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) national conference in the May 2009 issue.
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