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
Ismail, Farrah Zuhaira; Yaman, Rostam; Razali, Khairul Nazli (2022). Formulating an assessment tool for the implementation of green initiatives in library. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1067(1), 012021. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/1067/1/012021
Amidst environmental crisis, the role of built environment sector becomes even more vital as it formed capacity in contributing a substantial factors to reduce energy usage and emission of greenhouse gas to atmosphere. Library specifically, act as crucial function in extending the agenda of promoting environmental practice. However, limited rating system explicitly for library's green initiatives makes it challenging for library to implement these initiatives due to lack of proper guidelines. Hence, this study was conducted to examine existing checklists measuring green initiatives in library and to formulate assessment list for evaluating sustainable library's operational initiatives. Systematic literature reviews were conducted in establishing the evaluation checklist, in which three existing checklists related to green initiatives in library were compared and referred to. The assessment checklist developed in this study identifies 107 initiatives related to facilities can be implemented by existing libraries in Malaysia. The result of this study serves as a basis for libraries in Malaysia to environmentally improve its facilities.
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.
Bennett, Megan (2023). Fresh ideas: Libraries install fridges to address food insecurity. American Libraries, 54(June 1)
Charleston County (S.C.) Public Library (CCPL) is one of several library systems in recent years to install community fridges with the goal of nourishing their neighborhoods and reducing the stigma around food assistance. While dry goods pantries have become somewhat common at many library facilities, community fridges are a more recent trend and enable access to fresh and perishable foods.
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
Sun Yat-sen Library of Guangdong Province is a large provincial public library with a history of over one hundred years in China. Located in a historic site, it has been transformed into a green library with concepts of ecological and environmental protection. Its big lawn in the front, large old trees and courtyards inside the grounds are enjoyable for citizens, while even its roof garden became a landscape. Besides the pleasing environment, facilities and technology are introduced for energy conservation. Air conditioners could be replaced for most of the year by natural air, rainwater could be collected over an area of nine thousand square metres and solar power could generate electricity with photovoltaic panels. A team of librarians was also organised to educate citizens through various services, such as the website “Ecological & Environmental Protection” with a dozen columns which was created in 2007 and remains active to date, with two million citizens visiting the website during this period. Activities such as forums, lectures, exhibitions, films, telephone-booth-looking mini libraries, plant seeds travelling as well as some campaigns have been held inside or outside the library, all of which contribute to the transformation of the green library into a sustainable library.
Pîrvu, Iuliana-Camelia (2019). From a small green library to a sustainable community, a path marked with SDGs: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The small public library in Șirna, Prahova County (Romania), serving almost 5000 inhabitants, having one librarian, understood early on that, being a green library is not a destination but a community journey. This poster illustrates the ways in which a community can be helped by a small green library and how this road puts SDGs to work. In 2017, Șirna library ranked 3rd at the IFLA International ”Green Library Award 2018” . In 2018, activities continued in the spirit of 2030 Agenda. With the help of an IFLA International Advocacy Programme – LIBRARIES, DEVELOPMENT AND THE UN 2030 AGENDA, the Șirna librarian continued to plan activities to support SDGs. The library carried out last year educational and ecological volunteering activities with over 80 users, children and adults, on Earth Hour, World Volunteer Day, on Worldwide Clean-up Day, developing partnerships with WWF Romania, US Embassy and American Councils for International Education, Let’s Do It Romania, local authorities, educational institutions, ASPTMR (an association fighting tuberculosis), with DJSPH- forestry authority who donated trees for planting and greening the region. Getting sustainable support from a company (Cert Transilvania) company that donated batteries for solar panels (1000 Euro) was a direct result of advocacy of this green library. The 4, 7, 11, 13, 17 are SDGs that Sirna library is addressing through its activities as it moves forward on the path of sustainability and community education.
Unsworth, Michael E.; Kendall, Susan K.; Ostrom, Kriss (2012). From grass roots to vital player: Michigan State University’s Library Environmental Committee. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 81-92). Library Juice Press
Kurbanoğlu, Serap; Boustany, Joumana (2014). From green libraries to green information literacy. In Kurbanoğlu, Serap; Špiranec, Sonja; Grassian, Esther; Mizrachi, Diane; Catts, Ralph (Hrsg.), Information Literacy. Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century (S. 47-58). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_6
The amount of information available on green libraries and green library practices, seems to be growing, however, very little has been written about green information literacy. The aim of this paper is to discuss how information literacy and its instruction can be transformed into green and contribute to the green library movement. With this aim, relevant recent and past publications have been analyzed. A green information literacy concept is introduced and a multi-faceted approach towards green information literacy instruction is presented. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn for practice and further studies.
Sahavirta, H. (2017). From green to sustainable libraries: Widening the concept of Green Library. In Umlauf, Konrad; Werner, Klaus Ulrich; Kaufmann, Andrea (Hrsg.), Strategien für die Bibliothek als Ort (S. 127-137). De Gruyter Saur
Green libraries are often associated with the green buildings, focusing on energy- saving and green architecture. But the development has gone more and more from green buildings to green practices and green services. The increasing interest in green libraries which is clearly seen in the submissions made for ENSULIB’s (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries, Special Interest Group of IFLA) open sessions and IFLA Green Library Award (first presented in 2016). These submissions reflect also how the concept of green library is developing from green buildings to a more holistic concept of green library services.
Hauke, Petra (2018). From information literacy to green literacy: Training librarians as trainers for sustainability literacy. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It is obvious that libraries as education partners play an active role in society. Since the advent of the Green Library Movement, their commitment to sustainability has become more and more visible. With IFLA’s adaption of the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and IFLA’s “Global Vision of a strong and united library field powering literate informed and participative societies” libraries are called to take action and to initiate the change that is urgently needed facing global challenges like climate change, poverty, hunger, gender equality etc. Objectives: Libraries should use their positive image to set a precedent through their various service strategies. In the context of teaching information literacy, libraries have already taken over multiple responsibilities. However, as important agencies for providing information, they must address more than information literacy and should take over the responsibility to teach green literacy in response to dramatic climate change and growing ecological awareness. Approach: The paper aims to encourage teaching as well as practicing librarians to move from teaching information literacy to trainers for sustainability literacy. The paper addresses considerations, resources, and some best practice examples for how to achieve sustainable literacy that meets the urgent challenges of our time. Conclusion: Both academic as well as public libraries are important partners to act as agents for change: “Libraries are the motors for change” – as the current IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón claimed. The United Nations 2030 Agenda’s overall goal is “Transforming our world”. Moving forward from teaching information literacy to educating sustainability literacy that touches any and every circumstances of life seems to be the libraries’ meaningful contribution to help achieve the Agenda 2030 goals.
Paganelli, Andrea; Szymanski, Toni; Verbit, Daniel (2021). Funding the makerspace. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), Makerspaces in practice (S. 29-50). ALA Editions
Kremsberger, Simone; Peterson, Katie (2015). Future Library: Die Künstlerin Katie Peterson pflanzt eine Bibliothek – und das im wörtlichen Sinne. Interview. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 32-33
Im Interview erzählt Katie Peterson von ihrem außergewöhnlichen Projekt, in dem Natur und Kunst zusammenkommen.
Ward, Nell (2022). GROW it forward: Help fix the future with beans. IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 2(2), 20-21
GIY (Grow It Yourself) are a social enterprise that support people to live healthier, happier lives by growing some of their own food. Their mission is to educate and enable a global movement of food growers whose collective actions will help to rebuild a sustainable food system. They envision a world where all food is produced, distributed and consumed in a manner that is healthy for our planet and its people.
Bohyun, Kim (2015). Gamification as a tool. American Libraries, 46(3/4), 26
The article discusses the potential benefits of using gamification, or games aimed at motivating individuals, as a tool in libraries. Topics discussed include the use of gamification to lower the average driving speed in Sweden, the use of gamification to encourage individuals in Sweden to use the stairs rather than the elevator, and the use of gamification to encourage energy conservation in San Diego, California.
Patron, Ira; Rusakova, Lilia (2018). Garbage Hero: Eco-education project "Library ECOstyleˮ at the Lviv Regional Children's Library, Ukraine. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 103-109). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-011
After an incident causing multiple deaths at a landfill in Lviv, Ukraine, in May 2016, the Lviv Regional Children’s Library created the environmental education project, Garbage Hero. This project is ongoing since October 2017, with thirty-eight events held to date where nine hundred and seventy-one participants, children and adults have learned how to sort garbage and recycle through entertaining presentations and workshops. A computer game on garbage (waste) sorting called Garbage Hero was provided by partners of the project, while the ECOcorner at the library offered interactive events such as planting greenery, cleaning up a nearby park and using eco-packaging for books. Knowledge gained from this project was shared among librarians throughout Ukraine.
Jones, Louis (2015). Gardens of Delight at CUHK. Sustainable Campus, April
Almost everyone who has been to the Chinese University knows there are organic gardens on the campus. The long-standing scarecrow-guarded ones behind Adam Schall Residence at United College, and outside Chih Hsing Hall at New Asia College are no stranger to many. But these are far from being the only vegetable gardens at CUHK. A number have cropped up relatively recently, and if you were a bird, you'd know this as many sit on the roofs of buildings.
Witthaus, Sandra (2013). Gebäudedokumentation zur Sicherung der Nachhaltigkeit: Bibliotheken nachhaltig planen, bauen, betreiben und dokumentieren. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 161-174). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2301
Der Beitrag geht der Fragestellung nach, inwiefern eine strukturierte Gebäudedokumentation zur ökologischen Nachhaltigkeit beitragen kann. Dies wird für den Bibliotheksbau beispielhaft untersucht. Eine systematische Dokumentation über den gesamten Lebenszyklus eines Gebäudes ist nicht nur eine wichtige Grundlage zur Kommunikation unter Planungsbeteiligten, sie trägt auch zur Erhaltung der nachhaltigen Qualität bei: Strukturierte Informationen für den Planungs- und Betriebsprozess werden Grundlage für ggf. spätere Umbaumaßnahmen und Modernisierungen. Nicht nur nachhaltiges Planen und Bauen, auch nachhaltiges Betreiben ist hierbei ein ausschlaggebender Faktor – dabei werden unterschiedliche Sichtweisen der HOAI (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure) und der GEFMA (German Facility Management Association) gegenübergestellt und erläutert. Es wird aufgezeigt, wie mit Hilfe der GEFMA-Richtlinie 198-1 FM-Dokumentation eine ganzheitliche Dokumentation für eine Bibliothek eingeführt werden kann. Die Richtlinie stellt konkrete Rahmenbedingungen und Strukturen für eine lebenszyklusorientierte Dokumentation eines Gebäudes zur Verfügung und dient als Praxisleitfaden zur Ermittlung eines Vorgehensmodells und einer Datenablagestruktur. Durch den Verweis auf eine Vielzahl an bestehenden Normen und Richtlinien im Bereich der Dokumentation sowie ergänzende Hinweise stellt die Richtlinie ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk dar. Um Nachhaltigkeit im Vorfeld zu bewerten, zeichnen Zertifikate aus Nachhaltigkeits-Zertifizierungssystemen besonders energieeffiziente und nachhaltige Gebäude aus. Bevor ein Gebäude ein Zertifikat erhält, müssen nicht nur zahlreiche Anforderungen an die Gebäudebeschaffenheit, sondern auch an die Dokumentation erfüllt werden. Grundlage hierfür ist eine lückenlose Dokumentation von Gebäudeinformationen. The article deals with the question, how structured building documentation contributes to ecological sustainability. This will be examined in relation to library buildings. A systematic documentation, over the complete life-cycle of a building, is not only an important basis for communication for those involved in the planning process, but also for considering the preservation of a building’s sustainable quality. Structured information about the planning process and facility management could be used later for modernization and reorganization projects. On the one hand there is the planning and building process, but sustainable operation is also a deciding factor – therefore perspectives of the HOAI (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure [Fees Tariff for Architects and Engineers] ) and GEFMA (German Facility Management Association) will be carefully considered. It will be shown how the GEFMA guideline 198-1 Facility Management Documentation can be used for a holistic documentation of library buildings. This guideline provides an exact framework and structure for a lifecycle-oriented documentation and serves as a practice guide for the determination of procedure models and a data-management structure. Because of references to a variety of existing documentation norms, guidelines and supplementary notes, this guideline can be used as a reference book. To judge sustainability, certificates from sustainability certification systems outline the particular characteristics of energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Before a building receives a certificate, not only numerous requirements must be fulfilled but also complete documentation of information on the building must be provided.
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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