Quental, Nuno; Lourenço, Júlia M. (2012). References, authors, journals and scientific disciplines underlying the sustainable development literature: A citation analysis. Scientometrics, 90(2), 361-381. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0533-4
This paper identifies the main references, authors and journals influencing the sustainable development literature. The task is accomplished by means of a citation analysis based on the records of ISI Web of Science. We found that the core of sustainability thinking is framed by a pattern of landmark studies published around every 5 years. Only 380 publications have been cited at least ten times. References with the highest influence are those with a global dimension and large diffusion, such as Brundtland Commission's ``Our common future'' (1987) and classics such as Meadows' et al. ``Limits to growth'' (1972). The list of the most influential references over the period 1960--2005 is dominated by contributions from economics (particularly ecological economics) and environmental science, but includes many other disciplines such as urban planning, political sciences and sociology. References are also made to policy documents such as ``Agenda 21'', one of the main outcomes of the Rio Summit in 1992. In analyzing citation trends, we found that classics, because of their high rates of citations per year, seem to have a more enduring and stable influence.
Linden, Jeremy; Reilly, James; Herzog, Peter (2012). Research on energy savings opportunities in university libraries. Library Hi Tech, 30(3), 384-396. DOI: 10.1108/07378831211266537
Barnes, Laura L. (2012). Resources for greening libraries. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 167-192). Library Juice Press
Herrera-Morillas, José-Luis; Castillo-Díaz, Ana; Pérez-Pulido, Margarita (2014). Responsabilidad social y sostenibilidad en las bibliotecas universitarias Españolas. El Profesional de la Información, 23(2), 134-143. DOI: 10.3145/epi.2014.mar.05
This compilation and analysis of the initiatives related to social responsibility and sustainability in 71 Spanish university libraries obtained information primarily from web sites and print materials: activities reports, brochures, strategic plans and collection management documents. To organise and analyse the information, a list of 5 categories was developed, covering 21 elements. In 61 (85.9\%) of the universities analysed, some type of library activity related to social responsibility and sustainability was identified. (English) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Se recopilan y analizan las iniciativas y recursos relacionados con la responsabilidad social y sostenibilidad en las bibliotecas universitarias españolas. La información se ha obtenido de los sitios webs de las bibliotecas y de otros documentos elaborados por ellas: memorias de actividades, folletos, planes estratégicos y documentos sobre gestión de la colección. Para organizar y estudiar la información se ha elaborado una lista de análisis formada por 5 categorías que abarcan un total de 21 elementos. 61 de las 71 bibliotecas universitarias analizadas (85,9\%), incluyen alguna actividad relacionada con la responsabilidad social y sostenibilidad. (Spanish) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of El Profesional de la Información is the property of EPI SCP 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.)
Hauke, Petra (2020). Rezepte zur Nachhaltigkeit: Vielfältige Ideen zur "Grünen Bibliothek". Pun, Raymond; Shaffer, Gary L. (eds.), The Sustainable Library's Cookbook (2019): Rezension. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 72(11), 644-645
Pun, Raymond; Shaffer, Gary L. (eds.), The Sustainable Library's Cookbook. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, 2019. ISBN 9780838946596 Rezension Book review
Hauke, Petra (2019). Richard David Lankes: Erwarten Sie mehr! Verlangen Sie bessere Bibliotheken für eine komplexer gewordene Welt. Rezension. Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, 43(1), 232-233. DOI: 10.1515/bfp-2019-2024
Shupe, Ellen I.; Wambaugh, Stephanie K.; Bramble, Reed J. (2015). Role-related stress experienced by academic librarians. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(3), 264-269. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2015.03.016
Although a substantial body of research has identified stressors and their consequences in a number of organizational populations, very little systematic research has investigated the stress experienced by librarians. The study described here addresses this oversight by examining two sources of role-related stress experienced in a diverse sample of academic librarians. Results of the study were largely consistent with predictions. The librarians experienced role ambiguity, role overload, and burnout at or above the level experienced by other occupational samples, and the role stressors significantly predicted an array of psychological, health-related, and work-related outcomes. Implications of the results for the prevention of role stress and interventional programs are discussed.
Bender, Nancy (2012). Santa Monica Public Library collaborates with city department to create a sustainability destination. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 41-50). Library Juice Press
Baetcke, Franziska; Ehrlicher, Heike (2021). Schweiz: Biblio2030: Eine Bibliosuisse-Kampagne. Zum Lesen, 25(1), 25-26
Angefangen hat alles an einem trüben Oktobertag im Jahr 2017. Wien, Museums quartier, Geschäftsstelle des Büchereiverbands Österreich. Zum Advocacy-Workshop „Die Rolle der Bibliotheken bei der Zielerfüllung der UNO Agenda 2030“ haben sich 22 Kolleg*innen aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und Südtirol versammelt.
Jadefrid, Mauritza; Lennartsson, Joakim; Kleinhenz, Christian; Blomberg, Mats (2016). Searching for sustainability - a blended course in how to search interdisciplinary. Paper presented at the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
This paper presents the information-seeking course Searching for sustainability. The course was created to help students to become efficient users of information literacy skills needed within the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development. Objectives Our primary objective was to create a blended learning course focused on how to search interdisciplinary. The aim was to turn attention from the subject content to the more reflective dimensions of information seeking, e.g. encouraging collaboration and discussions about the search process. The course In spring 2013, teaching librarians at the Gothenburg University Library started developing a course in sustainability with a new pedagogical approach. We were asked to teach a group of undergraduate students, at The Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law how to search for interdisciplinary material in general, and material on sustainable development in particular. The course is unique in a number of ways, not only in the way we teach information literacy but also the content of the course. The course is flipped and the students are expected to complete a web-based part of the course before they meet us face-to-face. This approach enables us to focus our, perpetually scarce, time with the students on deeper knowledge and discussions rather than just transferring generic information seeking skills. Results and conclusion We have given this course at several occasions, and our experiences have so far been positive. It seems clear that the blended learning approach has a lot of positive consequences and can enable teachers to make better use of the face-to face time. We are now offering Searching for Sustainability to all faculties at the University of Gothenburg. The course is flexible and can be adapted to suit different programmes and students.
Conner, Cindy (2015). Seed libraries and other means of keeping seeds in the hands of the people. Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers. ISBN: 9780865717824
Sahavirta, Harri (2019). Set the wheels in motion – clarifying “green library” as a Goal for Action: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
In leadership literature, it is commonly assumed a simple action model in which action follows if the goal is clear, understood and accepted. Thus, the leader has only to clarify the goal, ensure resources and remove hindrances for the action. However, there is no action without a decision to act and rational decision-making requires that the person in question have all the relevant information. Sustainability as a goal may be appreciated but it is a vague one and information on sustainability is often uncertain. The decision may be harder than expected. In addition, our actions must conform to the situation, which consist in a network of agents and competing interests and goals. In this paper, the focus is on the clarification of the goal: the concept of green library. It commonly assumed that the green libraries are green buildings, which fulfil the LEED criteria and have some sustainable routines, like recycling and sorting waste. This means that librarians as information professionals have little to do with environmental sustainability; it is architects and engineers who design green buildings. Therefore, the definition of green library should be broadened to include green librarianship and information services. The evaluation work for IFLA Green Library Award has suggested some new criteria, or point of views, which should be taken into account when considering green libraries.
Ozanne, Lucie K.; Ballantine, Paul W. (2010). Sharing as a form of anti-consumption? An examination of toy library users. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 9(6), 485-498. DOI: 10.1002/cb.334
While the literature on anti--consumption is rich and growing, there is still a lack of understanding among consumer researchers regarding why consumers choose to avoid consumption. This study seeks to extend the literature by exploring whether a group of consumers who reduce consumption through choosing to share rather than own are motivated by anti--consumption reasons. The authors use quantitative data from 397 toy library members to explore why members choose to participate in this form of sharing. The study reveals four groups -- Socialites, Market Avoiders, Quiet Anti--Consumers and Passive Members. The Socialites enjoy the social benefits of active participation in their library. The Market Avoiders also perceived social and community benefits, are interested in sharing and are the least materialistic of the groups. The Quiet Anti--Consumers feel a sense of belonging to their toy library and hold strong anti--consumption, frugality and sharing values. The Passive Members are not socially involved, nor did they hold strong anti--consumption values. Thus, the authors find evidence that sharing may be one possible alternative market structure that may be adopted by anti--consumption consumers.
Kerico, Juliet; Munro, Karen (2009). Six steps to greening your ACRL 14th National Conference experience. College & Research Libraries News, 70(2), 100-101. DOI: 10.5860/crln.70.2.8127
The article provides methods on how to promote sustainable practices at the ACRL 14th National Conference. It includes practicing the Green Pledge which calls for sustainability such as recycling paper handouts and the conference badge holder. Green giveaways such as a bag made of 51% recycled fabric and a corn plastic mug will also encourage participants to practice green initiatives.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2012). Small library, big impact. Library Journal, Library by Design, Fall 2012, 10-11
This article discusses the design of the Valatie Free Library in rural New York, which incorporates alternative energy sources to allow the library to achieve net-zero energy status. Topics include the involvement of architect David Bienn, the library's feature at the Rio+20 United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, and the incorporation of design materials utilized in the rebuilding of New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
Sonkkanen, Leila (2012). State of ecological sustainability in libraries. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 4-9).
Sparks, Kellie (2017). Strengthening the voice for sustainability: How academic librarians can share resources with stakeholders. American Libraries, 48(May 31)
Academic librarians have a notable opportunity to take the lead in ensuring reliable information enters the hands of community members, including leaders and activists. One area for improvement is the topic of sustainability---an issue not just for those interested or working in the sciences, but one for every living, breathing being.
Ambriz, Lorely (2020). Stronger together: Libraries focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
As I’ve spent more time working with OCLC’s Global and Regional Councils, I’ve come to an agreeable realization that’s maybe a bit of a paradox. The wider our professional networks become, the more likely we’ll find faraway colleagues whose local solutions fit our situations. Sometimes the best answers don’t come from next door, but from across the globe.
YT, Liao; SG, Chern (2016). Survey on the use of green concepts in building the Green Library in Beitou: An analysis of the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch. Journal of Tourism & Hospitality, 5(1). DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000192
Since the Executive Yuan in Taiwan established the Council for Sustainable Development in 1996, green building policies have become the focal point of domestic construction industries in pursuing sustainable development. The Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan also began promoting the green building labeling system in 1999 and pioneered the demonstration of the concept by using public buildings to facilitate the comprehensive development of green buildings. Presently, private buildings are not strictly regulated; a mechanism for the use, management, and maintenance of public green buildings. Based on the andysis of the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, a mechanism for the use, management, and maintenance of public green building is proposed in this paper.
NYLA New York Library Association (2020). Sustainability Initiative: Sustainable, resilient, regenerative: A Strategy for the future of New York's libraries
NYLA's Sustainability Initiative provides New York's library leaders with time and resources to articulate how libraries adapt to our changing world while, as co-creators, shape strategies that ensure libraries remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide on-going value to the communities they serve.
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The Bibliography Green Library is created in cooperation with the IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB).