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.
Bothmer, Eleonore von (2021). Green libraries: "We have to react to social change'': Interview with Tim Schumann
More than just a place for bookworms – will the library of the future have vegetable patches on the roof and a repair café in the basement? Tim Schumann works at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin’s Pankow district and is co-founder of the “Green Libraries Network”. Here he explains why public libraries have to redefine their role. (February 2021)
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
Fedorowicz-Kruszewska, Malgorzata (2021). Green library as a subject of research -- a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Journal of Documentation, . DOI: 10.1108/JD-08-2021-0156
Purpose: The objective of the article is to determine the numerical increase in publications on green libraries and the dynamics of its development as well as to determine the thematic structure of the scientific literature in the field of green libraries and its changes as a representation of research in this area. Design/methodology/approach: The research material consisted of publications on green libraries published between 1991 and 2020, indexed in the Web of Science database. The bibliometric method was used to determine the numerical increase in publications on green libraries and the dynamics of its development. In order to characterize the thematic structure of publications representing research in this area, content analysis was performed. Findings: Quantitative analysis of the literature on green libraries has shown that this is a new area of research not explored with constant intensity. The time of publishing materials on green libraries can be divided into two periods: the so-called period of first publications between 1991 and 2006, and the period between 2007 and 2020, when the number of publications increased relatively systematically. The content analysis confirmed the hypothesis that the most frequent theme is the issue of a green building and its management. It showed that the period after 2010 is the time of building a theoretical framework for a new research field, i.e. green libraries. Originality/value: The main value of the article is the performance of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the scientific literature indexed in the Web of Science devoted to green libraries, from the moment of the first publications to the present day. The codebook developed for the needs of content analysis can constitute the basis for the development of criteria for the evaluation of green libraries and guidelines for their organization.
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.
Gupta, Saumya (2020). Green library: A strategic approach to environmental sustainability. International Journal of Information Studies & Libraries, 5(2), 82-92
The world is facing the unprecedented consequences of climate change, where the terms pollution, e-waste, and depletion of natural resources has become a part of our daily lives. Libraries of the 21st century have the potential to play the leadership role and address the issue of environmental sustainability by developing green libraries. The aim of the paper is to provide a holistic approach and understanding to the concept of green libraries. The article has categorised four major measures and practices to help develop a green library: (1) by having a green design and interior, (2) by incorporating green practices in day-to-day operations of libraries, (3) green collection development and literacy programmes, and (4) adopting emerging innovative and smart technologies that can be integrated into the functioning of libraries. Significant findings of previous literature on the status of green libraries in India and the impact of green libraries in energy reduction are also discussed. The paper analyses the LEED and GRIHA green-building rating system, green library initiatives undertaken in India, and the objectives of the IFLA Green Library Award. The article gives an insight into the strategic green library practices adopted by Rangsit University, winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2020, and the contribution of a green library in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The article concludes with major insights that the author has observed, after evaluating green library literature, giving suggestions for promoting and implementing green libraries.
Pagore, Ranjeet; V, Chalukya B. (2022). Green library: An overview. IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information Technology, 7(1), 36-39. DOI: 10.18231/j.ijlsit.2022.007
The term "green library" is a very new view that is still evolving. It is gaining popularity among scholars, academicians, and library professionals all around the world as a growing view. The amount of information about 'Green Library' and 'Sustainability' is limited, but it is increasing. In recent years, the interconnected subjects of green libraries and sustainability have garnered a lot of attention in numerous publications aimed at international librarians. This article defines the term "green library," lists its benefits, and examines the elements of a green library.
Meher, Puspanjali; Parabhoi, Lambodara (2017). Green library: An overview, issues with special reference to Indian libraries. International Journal of Digital Library Services, 7(2), 62-69
The green library or sustainable library is a new concept and it is gaining popularity among the library professionals. The paper highlights the conditions of environment, their impacts on society and efforts of leading organizations towards an eco-friendly earth, developed standards for the betterment, green India, green library, role of a librarian, features of green library, Initiatives in India and outside India. The papers also discuss role of initiatives like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make green library. Furthermore the paper focus the importance of green library in ongoing era and green library initiatives in India like Madras University Library, Karnataka university library Dharwad, Mumbai university library and Anna Centenary Library has been trying to make a successful green library.
Kulkarni, Prafulladatta P. (2018). Green library: Concept, features and elements. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 5(1), 1456–1460
The concept of `Green library' is of recent origin and is under the process of evolution. Being an evolving concept it is gaining popularity among the researchers, academicians, and library professionals all over the world. The amount of information available on `Green Library' and `Sustainability' is limited but continues to grow. Interconnected topics of green libraries and sustainability have received a great deal of coverage in recent years in various publications targeted toward world librarians. This article elaborates the concept of green library, list outs features, and necessarily discusses the elements of green library.
Dada, Kayode Sunday John (2021). Green library: Reducing carbon footprints towards Sustainable Development in libraries: A case study of Federal College of Education Library, Zaria, Nigeria. Ciência da Informação em Revista, 8(2), 4-15. DOI: 10.28998/cirev.2021v8n2a
Abstract: Carbon footprint has become a popular way of communicating climate change issues and the need to change behaviour. Reduction of environmental burden or everyday environmental actions played an important role in the day-to-day activities of libraries. Libraries are in an excellent position to be both an ecological operator and promoter of environmental awareness. The methodology employed is survey. data collected was analyzed using decision mean of 3.00. findings from the study revealed that, libraries in Nigeria are not well ground on green library requirements, due to insufficient manpower, and tools. As a result of this, this study recommends that librarians must faces the challenge of finding solutions that adequately address these issues without compromising its economic development goals and the living standards of its people through environment awareness, communication strategies and reduction on environmental burden. Resumo: A pegada de carbono se tornou uma forma popular de comunicar as questões das mudanças climáti1cas e a necessidade de mudar o comportamento. A redução da carga ambiental ou ações ambientais cotidianas tiveram um papel importante nas atividades do dia-a-dia das bibliotecas. As bibliotecas estão em uma posição excelente para serem operadoras ecológicas e promotoras da consciência am2biental. A metodologia empregada é survey e os dados coletados foram analisados usando média de decisão de 3,00. As descobertas do estudo revelaram que as bibliotecas na Nigéria não estão bem fundamentadas nos requisitos de uma biblioteca verde, devido à falta de mão de obra e ferramentas. Como resultado disso, este estudo recomenda que os bibliotecários devem enfrentar o desafio de encontrar soluções que abordem adequadamente essas questões, sem comprometer seus objetivos de desenvolvimento econômico e os padrões de vida de sua população por meio da conscientização ambiental, estratégias de comunicação e redução da carga ambiental.
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.
Smith, Carrie (2021). Green swag and memorable experiences: Sustainable thinking in library incentives and rewards. American Libraries, 52(June 25)
"We used to give out a lot of things and then at the end of the day we'd find the plastic toys broken, discarded, and they didn't last very long,'' said Kacper Jarecki, library manager at Queens (N.Y.) Public Library (QPL). The long-term impact of this cycle has led some library workers to reimagine the role and utility of "library swag'' while addressing social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
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.
Wagner, Janet (2022). GreenFUBib - die Arbeitsgruppe der Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin: Werte - Taten - Kooperationen für nachhaltiges Handeln!. 027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture, 9(3). DOI: 10.21428/1bfadeb6.d712cc50
Die letzten Jahre waren und sind geprägt von vielen unterschiedlichen Krisen. Bibliotheken in Deutschland und weltweit bekennen sich verstärkt dazu, einen Beitrag im Sinne der Agenda 2030 zu leisten und Umwelt- und Klimaschutz in die tägliche Arbeit und in die unterschiedlichen Bibliotheksangebote zu integrieren. Ob in schon formulierten Bibliotheksstrategien oder zunächst als intrinsisch-motivierte Arbeitsgruppe: in den Bibliotheken bilden sich verstärkt dauerhafte Teams, die sich explizit mit dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit auseinandersetzen. Es geht um lösbare Probleme, die kurz- und mittelfristig angegangen werden können. Mit Hilfe von Kooperationen an der Universität, mit der städtischen Verwaltung, der Bezirksregierung oder der Gemeindeverwaltung: Das konkrete Handeln gelingt deutlich besser, wenn die Bibliothek gemeinsam nach Lösungen mit den verantwortlichen Stellen sucht. Ein Beispiel ist die Arbeitsgruppe „GreenFUBib“ der Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin. Neben der Vorstellung des Konzepts der Arbeitsgruppe wird dargestellt, wie die Gruppe seit 2021 arbeitet und wie erstmalig auch die Umweltzertifizierung „EMAS“ der Freien Universität Berlin die Bibliotheken miteinbezogen hat. English: The last few years have been and continue to be marked by many different crises. Libraries in Germany and around the world are increasingly committed to making a contribution in the spirit of Agenda 2030 and to integrating environmental and climate protection into their daily work and into the various library services.Whether based on already existing library strategies or starting spontaneously as intrinsically motivated working groups, more and more permanent teams are being formed in libraries to explicitly address the issue of sustainability.The focus is on solvable problems that can be addressed in the short and medium term. With the help of partners at each university, at the level of municipal administration, district, or local authorities: concrete action is much more successful when the library works together to find solutions with the responsible bodies. One example is the "GreenFUBib" working group at the Freie Universität Berlin University Library. In addition to presenting the concept of the working group, we lay outline how the group has been working since 2021 and how, for the first time, the University's environmental certification "EMAS" has also included the library units.
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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