Purnik, Anton; Vasileva, Ekaterina (2018). Library as a “Point of Grow” in sustainable development society. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This paper emphasize the role of public libraries in sustainable development and extensive partnership on the example of an environmental project, which involved more than 1,500 participants across Russia. Citing two out of 17 main goals declared in the United Nations document “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the authors believe that achieving of these goals will require creation of new technologies -informational and social – and the new forms of cooperation. The authors describe how the Russian State Library for Young Adults in Moscow with two other partners prepared and held the nation-wide event entitled The Day of Environmental Knowledge. It took place on April 15, 2017, in the year, which was declared in Russia as the Year of the Environment. They outline all stages of the project starting from inviting the potential participants, processing the applications, inviting press, and describing the events at the places to the follow-up events and its impact on cooperation between the libraries-participants and local communities. The authors believe that modern libraries have the authority and means to promote textquotedblpeaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable developmenttextquotedbl.
Khan, Jennifer (2015). Library at the dock. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 24-25
Das Hafenviertel Docklands ist Melbournes jüngster Stadtteil, der rasch wächst und sich zu einer wichtigen wirtschaftlichen Drehscheibe entwickelt hat. Die „Library at The Dock“, die Bibliothek am Hafen, ist eines der neuesten und ambitioniertesten Infrastrukturprojekte in Melbourne.
Kang, Qi (2018). Library directors’ concerns and attitudes towards going green and sustainability in China: An unexplored area. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 43(5), e1-17. DOI: 10.1177/0961000618818874
Environmental issues are one of today’s growing concerns. Numerous associations, organizations and individuals are waging an active world preservation campaign. The purpose of this pilot study is to examine an important aspect of library directors’ attitudes towards environmental protection and the level of their concerns and green practices regarding sustainable development that has generally been overlooked in the literature. Multiple means of data collection (interviews, observation and document analysis) involving 14 libraries in China were conducted between March and May 2015; seven main thematic areas emerged from the data, such as: levels of awareness and commitment to sustainability issues in Chinese libraries are relatively low, and the current efficiency of facilities and operations have been seriously wasted. These findings indicate that the main priority of the library has been to attain economic and social development rather than environmental sustainability, while ignoring the energy costs and serious waste to some extent in the rapid development process of the Chinese library. The author notes just from observation of daily practices that there is definitely room for improvement to minimize the negative impact of their activities on the environment. This paper discusses for the first time the library directors’ concerns and attitudes towards “going green” and sustainability. The ideas are expected to inform and improve library directors’ environmental consciousness and sustainable practices, as well as open new vistas for research into the economic, social and environmental sustainability of library information services. How to achieve the social, economic and environmental requirements of present and future generations from libraries, especially library environmental sustainability is discussed intensively.
Stephens, Chuck; Boer, Jeroen de; Willingham, Steve (2018). Library makerspaces: The complete guide. Lanham and Boulder and New York and London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 9781442277403
The Complete Guide is a road map for libraries of any size, with any budget, seeking to redesign or repurpose space or develop maker style programming. This book covers developing makerspaces, writing grant proposals, and helping staff and administrators learn about the technologies and processes involved.
Inklebarger, Timothy (2016). Library to farm to table. American Libraries, 47(11/12), 18-19
The article reports the move by public libraries in the U.S. as of November 2016 to offer food production programs and advance the concept of sustainability and education. Also cited are the move by South Sioux City (Nebraska) Public Library director David Mixdorf to launch the library's first community garden, the city's Voices for Food program, and the Read and Feed Teaching and Demonstration Garden at Rancho Cordova library system in California.
Lawrence, Kate (2012). Library-sponsored sustainable living outreach in Denver. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 119-126). Library Juice Press
Rogers, Katherine (2019). Little Free Libraries: 10th anniversary finds the movement 90,000 strong and growing. Catalyst Magazine, August 31
The non-profit Little Free Library (LFL) was started in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. Thinking of his mother, a bibliophilic teacher, he built a miniature one-room schoolhouse and put it on a post in his front yard. He filled the schoolhouse with books. Bol encouraged his friends and neighbors to take the books and leave any of their own, to share with others. The schoolhouse was a success and led to Bol building more to give to these friends and neighbors.
Tinarat, Sirirat (2013). Loads of scraps become precious raw materials: The Kasetsart University Eco-Library in Bangkok, a prototype for the next generation of sustainable buildings in Thailand. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 213-228). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2304
Being famous for Agricultural Science, Kasetsart University is commonly known as “Green Campus”. As a part of the long-term project “Kasetsart Loves the Environment”, the idea for founding an eco-library was introduced in 2010. Two years later, the first Eco-Library of Thailand was successfully completed thanks to teamwork from two departments: the office of the University Library, which wants to provide a learning area that is open to the general public, and the Scrap Lab of the Architecture Faculty, which mainly works on developing ecofriendly products. Further sponsors are local furniture manufacturers and other institutions who regularly deliver their offcuts to the Scrap Lab “Factory”. Here, loads of scraps become precious “raw materials”, challenging the instructors and students to spark their creativity for new product design. The number of visitors and on-going projects indicate that the Eco-Library is not a superficial idea that pops up, lasts for a while and then fades away. Rather, it is growing and supporting the main library, which is actively participating in the BEAT 2010 – Building Energy Award of Thailand. Both organizations are moving forward, following their green concepts to strengthen the policy of the university – environmentalism. Die Kasetsart Universität ist nicht nur wegen ihrer Agrarwissenschaften bekannt, sondern auch für ihren „Grünen Campus“. Als Teil des langfristig angelegten Projekts „Kasetsart Loves the Environment” wurden im Jahr 2010 die ersten Ideen zur Gründung einer Umweltbibliothek entwickelt. Zwei Jahre später wurde die erste Umweltbibliothek Thailands als Gemeinschaftsprojekt erfolgreich fertiggestellt. Beteiligt waren die Universitätsbibliothek, die einen Ort zum Lernen für die Allgemeinheit anbieten wollte, sowie das Scrap Lab der Fakultät für Architektur, das hauptsächlich daran arbeitet, umweltfreundliche Produkte zu entwickeln. Weitere Sponsoren und Förderer sind örtliche Möbelhersteller und andere Institutionen, die ihre Fabrikabfälle regelmäßig der Scrap Lab ‚Fabrik‘ abliefern. Die Abfälle und Altstoffe werden hier zu wertvollen Werkstoffen. Hier ist nun die Kreativität der Studenten und Dozenten gefragt, um daraus neue Produkte zu entwickeln. Die Menge der Besucher und laufenden Projekte zeigt, dass die Umweltbibliothek keine oberflächliche Idee ist, die auftaucht, eine Weile besteht und wieder in der Versenkung verschwindet. Ganz im Gegenteil. Die Umweltbibliothek wächst weiter und unterstützt die Hauptbibliothek, die aktiv am BEAT 2010 – Building Energy Award of Thailand teilgenommen hat. Beide Bibliotheken streben weiter voran und verfolgen ihre grünen Konzepte, um die Strategie der Universität – den Umweltschutz – zu stärken.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2016). Local supports local: Sustainability. Library Journal, 141(12), 22
The article discusses the relationship between sustainable libraries and their patrons in the U.S. Topics discussed include role of libraries in empowering and energizing their users through services, libraries' support to the local community and participation in the localism movement, and how libraries can strengthen the social fabric.
Amirthalingam, Janakiraman (2019). MSSRF’s sustainable green library to achieve SDG 7: Poster presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The eco-friendly library or sustainable library is a new idea and it is acquiring well liked among the librarians. The paper manifest the conditions of environment, their effects on society and impact of leading organizations towards an green earth, improved standards for the advancement, eco-friendly India, green library, features of eco-friendly library, Initiatives in India. It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make eco-friendly library. Furthermore the paper focus the importance of green library in ongoing era and green library initiatives in Indi through solar based energy system in library, the M S Swaminathan research Foundation Library has been trying to make a successful green library with the support of Tata Trusts, India. This paper describes the Innovation of using solar panel to generate energy to run the library in an eco friendly way. This model can fulfil the SDG goal no- 7 under the United Nation that ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. MSSRF library plan to create a solar based energy system for library alone. Creating solar based energy and providing to MSSRF library. The Step by step method can obtain and creates the successful green library as a model. The new innovative system for using solar energy in a modern way, that is use of permanent magnet brushless DC or synchronous motors with increased efficiency. MSSRF Library consists all electrical devices such as, air conditioning, lights and fans, all this devices are working with solar energy as far as possible. In case the solar power is not sufficient due to bad light, it will use the available power and the balance is taken from the AC mains and in case of total absence of solar power, the appliances will run automatically from AC mains.
Geißler, Jens A.; Schumann, Tim (2017). Makerspace, Mundraub-Tour und Foodsharing. Bibliotheksdienst, 51(2), 181-196. DOI: 10.1515/bd-2017-0018
Curry, Robert (2017). Makerspaces: A beneficial new service for academic libraries?. Library Review, 66(4/5), 201-212. DOI: 10.1108/LR-09-2016-0081
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to start exploring the possibilities for makerspaces to function as a new learning space within academic library services in higher education (HE). This original research study ask two key questions: How is learning achieved and supported in makerspaces? What can academic library services bring to the effective organisation and support of makerspaces? Design/methodology/approach An extensive literature review is followed by a template analysis (King, 2012) of data from an online forum of three professionals operating makerspaces in academic library services in the USA and a discussion incorporating relevant educational theory and philosophy. Findings The three overarching learning themes found were: experiential learning (Dewey, 1909; Kolb, 1984), communities of practice (Lave and Wenger, 1991) and self-efficacy through social learning (Bandura, 1997). Research limitations/implications The one-week forum of three professional library staff provided detailed and informative data. Substantial field work with students will also be required to see how far this professional lens has provided insight into how students are learning and supported in these and other makerspaces. Social implications The wider cultural implications are examined, including the potential social value of makerspaces as transformative creative spaces empowering communities and individuals. Originality/value This is the first study to date on the potential educational value of makerspaces within HE, and the specific support academic library services can offer if they choose to host a makerspace (including teaching information, digital and critical literacies).
Van Deventer, Martie J.; Snyman, Retha (2004). Measuring for Sustainability: A multi-dimensional measurement framework for library and information Services. Libri: International Journal of Libraries & Information Services, 54(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1515/LIBR.2004.1
Singh, Jagtar; Grizzle, Alton; Yee, Sin Joan; Culver, Sherri Hope (Hrsg.) (2015). Media and information literacy for the sustainable development goals. Göteborg: International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. ISBN: 9789187957130
Ruhlmann, Ellyn (2017). Mindful librarianship: Awareness of each moment helps librarians stay serene under stress. American Libraries, 48(6), 44-47
The article discusses the use of mindfulness practice by librarians to reduce stress, remain focused, and improve workplace relationships. Topics include the impact of mindful breathing and mindfulness meditation on days of work missed and visits to mental health professionals, the impact of work-related stressors on job satisfaction and employee health, and the ability for mindfulness to help practitioner improve relationships through greater empathy.
Faggiolani, Chiara (2019). Misurare, valutare, raccontare le biblioteche italiane oggi, guardando ai 17 obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile (SDGs). Biblioteche Oggi Trends, 5(1), 68-80. DOI: 10.3302/2421-3810-201901-068-1
L’articolo presenta una panoramica dei lavori in corso dell’autrice sui temi della valutazione dei servizi bibliotecari e in generale della ricerca applicata in biblioteca. In particolare viene preso in esame il ruolo delle attività di valutazione in relazione ai 17 Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) dell’Agenda 2030, che riconosce all’accesso all’informazione una assoluta centralità. È a questo che le biblioteche del mondo hanno cominciato a guardare anche grazie alla spinta delle associazioni professionali. In particolare si mette in evidenza il lavoro di IFLA e quello che AIB sta svolgendo in sinergia con Asvis. L’articolo descrive le attività della prima indagine Istat sulle biblioteche italiane, in linea con la realizzazione di un sistema informativo integrato degli istituti e dei luoghi della cultura, che vede nell’aggiornamento e nella pulizia dell’Anagrafe delle biblioteche dell’ICCU il punto di partenza. Si prende poi in esame il ruolo dei metodi narrativi per la misurazione in particolare dell’impatto sociale delle biblioteche e si delinea una traccia di lavoro per il futuro.
Jones, Louise; Wong, Winky (2016). More than just a green building. Library Management, 37(6/7), 373-384. DOI: 10.1108/LM-05-2016-0041
Purpose The slogan “Go Green” has been embraced by a range of organizations including businesses and universities in recent decades. Within higher education academic libraries, as a key service unit in their parent institution, have an important role to play in supporting this mission. The authors have seen many academic libraries strive to “Go green” by designing a green library, whether a new build or renovation. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach This paper discusses how the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library formulates, develops and implements its green strategy and how the strategy has gradually reshaped its services. First, the authors consider how the concept of sustainability has affected services provided by academic libraries, and why green strategies are a practical and feasible approach. The authors then use CUHK Library as a case study, siting the development of its green strategies in the context of, the University’s approach to sustainability and the wider CUHK community, and ultimately the Library’s overall strategic plan. The third section describes how the library implements its green strategies in different areas, from the daily operation of library offices and services offered to users, to the planning of a library extension and broader sustainability initiatives. Issues of evaluation are discussed and the authors conclude the paper with future plans.
Jones, Louise; Wong, Winky (2018). More than just a green building: Developing green strategies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 155-172). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-016
Wan Ni, Lo; Lin Li, Soh (2013). My Tree House: World’s first green library for kids. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 295-308). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2310
The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) and City Developments Limited (CDL) plan to develop the world’s first green library for children, named “My Tree House”. This green library will be housed at the Central Public Library (CTPL) located within the National Library building in Singapore. Targeted for completion in mid 2013, “My Tree House” is driven by green principles in all facets from design, infrastructure and use of sustainable materials, to collection and programming. “My Tree House” is a unique green library purposefully conceptualized, constructed and operated with environmental sustainability in mind. CDL will provide green expertise from its vast experience of developing eco-friendly properties and integrate comprehensive sustainable practices to create a green prototype library for children. The library has been designed to create an enchanted forest ambience with fun spaces for hands-on learning and reflection. Die beiden Organisationen National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) und City Development Limited (CDL) planen die erste ‚grüne‘ Kinderbibliothek der Welt „My Tree House“. Das CDL brachte durch seine umfangreichen Erfahrungen in der Entwicklung umweltfreundlicher Immobilien einschlägige Erfahrungen ein. Sie integrierte umfassend nachhaltige Verfahren, um den Prototyp einer ‚grünen‘ Kinderbibliothek zu entwickeln. Diese grüne Bibliothek wird in die Central Public Library (CTPL) im Gebäude der National Library of Singapore integriert sein, die Fertigstellung soll Mitte 2013 erfolgen. „My Tree House“ lässt sich in allen Bereichen, vom Design, der Ausstattung und der Verwendung nachhaltigen Materials bis hin zu Sammlung und Programm, von grünen Grundsätzen leiten. „My Tree House“ ist eine einzigartige Bibliothek, die mit Blick auf ökologische Nachhaltigkeit zielgerichtet konzipiert und konstruiert wurde und entsprechend arbeitet. Die Bibliothek verbindet die Atmosphäre eines verzauberten Waldes mit Spaßflächen für spielerisches Lernen und Reflexion.
Wan Ni, Lo; Soh, Lin Li. (2015). My tree house. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 30-31
In Singapur gibt es die weltweit erste Grüne Bibliothek für Kinder. In einer magischen Waldlandschaft können spielerisch Umweltthemen erkundet werden. Seit der Eröffnung im Mai 2013 möchte „My Tree House“, die erste grüne Bibliothek für Kinder, das junge Publikum dazu animieren, die Umwelt zu entdecken, zu erforschen und auf sie zu achten.
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