Noh, Younghee; Ahn, In-Ja (2018). Evaluation indicators for green libraries and library eco-friendliness. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, 8(1), 51-77. DOI: 10.5865/IJKCT.2018.8.1.051
This study aimed to determine eco-friendly factors on the aspects of library service, materials provided or handled by the library, and programs including educational programs. Furthermore, it was setup to perform a trial evaluation for the eco-friendliness of the library based on the determined evaluation standards by this study. Results are as follows; First, regarding the question of 'Do employees of the library think that establishment of green libraries is necessary?', the employees of the libraries responded yes by 65.52%, but only 4.6% responded that it would not be necessary. Second, in analyzing the most important evaluation areas of green libraries according to the opinions of the libraries' employees, they were ranked in order: the indoor environment, energy and prevention of environmental pollution, and material and resource areas. Third, 11 areas were determined to evaluate the level of greening in the libraries; the highest averages were scored 510 for the area of energy and prevention of environmental pollution, 415 for the area of library resource, and 320 for the area of indoor environment. Last, the libraries were graded based on actual data according to the results to measure the level of greening, two libraries were graded as Diamond, the highest grade, accounting for 15.39% of all libraries; Gold and Silver grades accounted for another 15.39%, together five Certified graded libraries accounted for 38.46%, which was the highest rate among the libraries. Any library scoring less than 20% when compared to the full score was graded as Non-certified, and one library, which scored 15.06% fell into this category. The results of this study set up to serve as basic data for the direction of development for green libraries in our country, as well as reference for the employees of libraries in constructing or remodeling library buildings, establishing service infrastructure, providing information service, and planning library duties in an eco-friendly way.
Gooran orimi, K.; Ghiasi, M.; Tahmasebi Limooni, S. (2021). Evaluation of Iranian Digital Library websites based on green web components. Librarianship and Information Organization Studies, 31(4), 24-42. DOI: 10.30484/nastinfo.2020.2535.1960
Purpose: Determining strong and weak points of Iranian digital library websites based on the components of the green web. Methodology: All 59 active digital library websites in Iran were surveyed using a checklist consisting of three phases. Validity of the checklist was confirmed by web design and information science experts. Its reliability was confirmed based on Cronbach's alpha test (0.861). Website evaluation was performed using 5 online tools. Data analysis was performed using descriptive and inferential statistics (binomial and chi-square tests). Findings: There was a statically significant difference among websites in regard to the Create (P = 0.005) and User (P = 0.030) phases. In the Analysis phase, planning checking the sub-index was not possible. Overall, we found significant difference (p= 0.001) among websites in the three main phases of green web, so that 44.1% were at good level and 39.1% were at moderate levels. Conclusion: The state of green web indexes in Iranian digital library websites is good. However, the processes of Planning in the Analysis phase and Graphical user interface in the User phase require further attention by webmasters and designers.
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).
Niess, Robert (2021). Exceptional libraries and distinctive architecture: Celebrating reuse. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Niess, Robert (Hrsg.), New libraries in old buildings (S. 7-17). De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9783110679663-002
This chapter traces some of the origins, developments and newer tendencies in reuse architecture from the perspective of the architect. Furthermore, it examines possible sustainability issues and qualities, beyond the obvious recycling aspect, inherently rooted in the practice of reuse architecture. The chapter also provides insight into some of the practical aspects of conversion and adaptive reuse from the planning stage at the drawing board to the reality of the building site, while maintaining a theoretical underpinning of this praxis, which the author considers to be a genre of its own. Accompanying the theoretical and practical overview, the chapter casts a critical eye over the relationship of formalised historic preservation methods and traditions in relation to the growth and popu-larity of reuse architecture and questions its future trajectory.
International Federation of Library Associations_and_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_and_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).
Kussin, Saskia; Wagner, Janet (2022). FaMI-Auszubildende als "ForFuture-Denker/-innen"! Dreitägiger Workshop zum Thema "Grüne Bibliothek" inspiriert den Berufsnachwuchs. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(5), 254-257
Premiere in Berlin: Die Stadtbibliotheken Mitte und Pankow ermöglichten ihren Auszubildenden einen dreitägigen Workshop zum Thema »Grüne Bibliothek«. Der thematische Fokus des Workshops lag auf den Themen Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE), Agenda 2030 und die 17 Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, auf Best-Practice-Beispielen in Berlin sowie auf den aktuellen Berliner Positionspapieren für den Bereich Bildung, dem Bibliotheksentwicklungsplan und dem Berliner Energie- und Klimaschutzprogramm (BEK 2030).
Holste-Flinsbach, Karin (2022). FaMIs for future. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(1), 60
Nachdem die auszubildenden FaMIs schon 2020 der Absage der Frankfurter Buchmesse geschuldet keinen Messestand organisieren konnten, waren sie 2021 zunächst hoffnungsfroh, gestalteten wie in den Vorjahren eine FaMI-Zeitung mit einer kurzen Berufsbeschreibung, Spezifika der einzelnen Fachrichtungen eingeschlossen, Rätseln und kreativen Bastelanleitungen, twitterten, waren auf Instagram zu finden, stellten kleinere und größere Kunstwerke aus Papier und Büchern her, Buttons mit dem Logo und warben Preise für das Glücksrad ein. Das Projekt stand diesmal unter dem Motto "FaMIs for future", angelehnt (auch farblich) an die Aktion "Libraries for future" und ging folgerichtig auch auf Nachhaltigkeit von und in Bibliotheken ein, z.B. durch den Effekt einer geteilten Nutzung der bereitgestellten Medien.
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
Overbey, Tracey A. (2020). Food deserts, libraries, and urban communities: What Is the connection?. Public Library Quarterly, 39(1), 37-49. DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2019.1591156
What do public libraries and communities classified as food deserts have in common? This paper will share how the Cleveland Public Library addressed food security issues in Cleveland, Ohio, through collaboration with local organizations such as The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension in Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank (CCLB). Public Libraries are changing the way they serve patrons in disadvantaged communities. Librarians are beginning to share concerns about health issues of their communities. The author provides a step-by-step approach to beginning a community garden at your local public library or community property. The program will benefit groups of all ages.
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
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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