Hämäläinen, Tuula (2012). The steps are baby steps but going in the right direction. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 27-28).
Pun, Raymond; Shaffer, Gary L. (Hrsg.) (2019). The sustainable library's cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries. ISBN: 9780838946596
"In 2019, the American Library Association added sustainability to its Core Values of Librarianship to foster community awareness and engagement on climate change, resilience, environmental impact, and a sustainable future. The Sustainable Library's Cookbook collects a series of engaging activities for academic libraries interested in implementing sustainability practices in three different areas: *Applying Sustainability Thinking and Development. Recipes are focused on applying sustainable thinking processes to library functions and services, including open educational resources, seed libraries, and reusable supplies and resources. *Teaching, Learning, and Research Services. This section contains lesson plans, learning guides, research activities, and projects that focus on sustainability in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, from STEM data literacy to campus sustainability projects to Indigenous environmental justice. *Community Engagement, Outreach, and Partnerships. Recipes emphasize how community partnerships and outreach can be effective ways to inform and foster sustainability practices in the library and beyond, including environmental movie nights, bike-lending programs, and ideas for sustainable fashion. Many of these recipes include learning outcomes and goals from ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, disciplinary focuses, and the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This cookbook provides librarians with a series of best and effective practices, case studies, and approaches to support sustainability efforts in the library and collaboratively across campus." -- This cookbook provides librarians with a series of best and effective practices, case studies, and approaches to support sustainability efforts in the library and collaboratively across campus.
Geraldo, Genilson; Pinto, Marli Dias de Souza (2020). The use of social media Instagram to disseminate sustainable information. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 4-12. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.170
Sustainable development does not depend only on changing the attitude of companies and government programs and projects, but it is essential that society is also sensitized and mobilized. Information sustainability is not a recent discussion, but it has been intensified in recent years and has become a focal point for scientific discussion. With technological advances, especially in the informational sphere, it is necessary that institutions that deal with information are in tune with their users in different environments. In this context, the use of social media by libraries is essential to relate to their audiences, who are increasingly immersed in digital culture. Currently, Instagram has more than 500 million users worldwide, making it a great informational and virtual engagement tool for library users. In this perspective, the profile @sustentabilidadeinformacional is presented in this study as a model for libraries to be more engaged with global objectives, according to actions developed and promoted by associative movements and library associations.
Gisolfi, Peter (2011). This old library. American Libraries, 42(3/4), 38-40
The article discusses aspects of sustainable design, architecture, and construction in libraries. The author discusses the use of sustainable improvements in architecture to reduce consumption of energy in the U.S. and suggests that, as public spaces, library buildings are good candidates for updates in sustainable improvements. Topics include climate control, resistance to heat transfer, and zero-energy buildings.
Binks, Lisa; Braithwaite, Emily; Hogarth, Lisa; Logan, Andrew; Wilson, Stephanie (2014). Tomorrow's green public library. Australian Library Journal, 63(4), 301-312. DOI: 10.1080/00049670.2014.969417
This article provides recommendations that can be used by public library services and associated organisations when considering building or refurbishing library buildings. Recommendations range from simple and easy-to-implement practices and procedures, to large-scale building development. It also provides a framework for libraries to follow when designing a new building, refurbishing existing buildings and raising community awareness of the benefits of designing and running sustainable libraries. The article looks at sustainability and its importance within a library, refurbishment of library buildings, greener work practices and public education initiatives. Three key areas of sustainability are highlighted: building/refurbishing, sustainable practices and education. The recommendations and concepts noted in the article are demonstrated through a case study of the Melton Library and Learning Hub in Victoria. In the relative absence of relevant Victorian publications, Tomorrow's Green Public Library also serves as a resource guide to direct public libraries to further information and publications available. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Forrest, Charles; Munro, Karen; Zoellner, Kate (2012). Toward sustainable conferences: Going green at the 2009 ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 141-166). Library Juice Press
Banford, Jacqueline (2019). Towards digital literacy - Makerspaces in the public libraries of Berlin-Mitte: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Makerspaces have permeated public libraries for a few years now -- a trend that has been fundamental to encouraging community building and enabling technical and practical education for all. The public libraries in the Central district of Berlin are embracing this important means of training by not only offering two permanent Makerspaces in two of their branches, but also by introducing a mobile MakerBus which will bring different formats to the community where needed. This new expanded service will serve our users in different ways: one Makerspace will focus further on digital skills by offering drone building classes, 3D printing and robotics; the second one will focus on more manual competences like sewing, stitching and hand-lettering but also embrace technology by offering a low-level introduction to photo and film making. The MakerBus will combine the best of both Makerspaces, offering modules in 3D printing, programming, sewing, and on top a small mobile workshop for fixing bikes and small electrical items, encouraging responsible consumption and less waste. We truly believe that by investing in and expanding these services, the Central district of Berlin will present its library users with the best in digital literacy education resting on three solid pillars of learning.
Staff of The Worthington Library (2010). Tracking trends in the future of Worthington Library. Public Library Quarterly, 29(3), 230-271. DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2010.502039
This article is a compilation of staff ideas about possible items to weave into the Worthington, Ohio, Public Library's 2010--2012 Strategic Plan. This ``Trend Tracking'' is accomplished in seven policy areas: (1) Early childhood literacy, (2) future role of libraries, (3) sustainability/green initiatives, (4) staff development, (5) fund-raising, (6) programming and outreach, and (7) other. Staff consulted a variety of periodicals, Web sites, and library literature to assess four elements of their suggested trend: (1) application to Worthington Libraries, (2) impact on patrons, (3) impact on staff, and (4) relevant Web site or bibliographic links that served as the source or enrichment of the suggestion. This article provides library professionals with a rare opportunity to observe the internal thinking of a library workgroup other than their own.
Trojok, Antonia; Hauke, Petra (2018). Transform libraries – transform societies: Go green: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Following the current IFLA Conference motto “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies,” the poster “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies: Go Green” wants to raise awareness for libraries that follow the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Made by LIS students in a project seminar at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, it advertises an invitation to become a member of ENSULIB, one of IFLA’s SIG. The poster’s main focus, however, is the question of what a Green Library is and why sustainability is so important in modern society. It will introduce different concepts that can transform libraries and will also provide examples for a green environment that can be discussed by visitors. These, in addition to the self-evident need for Green Libraries, should engage people in conversation. Various icons and pictures will underline the aforementioned main points and liven up the DIN A0 poster. Speech bubbles will indicate statements with topics for further discussion. Because the poster will only include a brief overview of ENSULIB, the group’s website can be reached via QR-Code to provide more information. Furthermore, ENSULIB’s brand-new book project, to be published in the IFLA Publication Series, will be presented through flyers: textquotedblGoing Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries around the worldtextquotedbl.
Shaffer, Gary L. (2017). Triple bottom line sustainability: Economic and social considerations have a role in building sustainable libraries. American Libraries, 48()
Triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability is a framework that expands the realm of sustainability beyond the environmental to incorporate economic and social aspects. Let's face it---a library that is doing everything right by the environment but cannot afford to keep the doors open or pay its staff is not exactly sustainable.
Gaspar, Eva (2015). Umwelttage in der Bibliothek: Die Stadtbücherei Eggenburg hat die "Eggenburger Umwelt- und Energietage" ins Leben gerufen. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 16-17
Die Stadtbücherei Eggenburg hat die "Eggenburger Umwelt- und Energietage" ins Leben gerufen. Seit 2013 organisiert die Bibliothek in Kooperation mit der Stadt eine jährliche Veranstaltungsreihe rund um den Weltumwelttag.
Poissenot, Claude (2014). Un nouveau cadre d'action pour les bibliothèques. In Schöpfel, Joachim; Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Chérifa (Hrsg.), Vers la bibliothèque globale (S. 113-122). Éd. du Cercle de la Librairie
Bats, Raphaëlle (2020). Un outil stratégique pour les bibliothèques. Bibliothèque(s), Vert-ueuses bibliothèques (Dossier)(102-103), 29-31
L’Agenda 2030 est un outil de pilotage pour les états membres de l’ONU. Cet outil est utilisé dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre d’un développement durable dans ces mêmes états et propose donc des objectifs, des cibles et des indicateurs.
Aus Papier oder alten Büchern können nachhaltige Projekte entstehen. Seit zwei Jahren bietet die Stadtbücherei Dornbirn Kreativwerkstätten an. Ziel ist es, möglichst vielfältige Zugänge zu Lernen, Büchern und Bibliotheken zu schaffen.
Schumann, Tim (2015). Urban Gardening und Bibliotheken. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 18-19
Urban Gardening ist mehr als ein Trend; Neben der Nutzung von privaten oder städtischen Flächen für den Anbau von Nahrungsmitteln steht mit der Gründung von Gemeinschaftsgärten auch eine neue Form des gemeinsamen Lernens und Experimentierens im Mittelplpunkt - ein spannender Ansatz für Bibliotheken.
Schumann, Tim (2017). Urban Gardening und Makerspaces als neues Arbeitsfeld Öffentlicher Bibliotheken und Beitrag zur Stadtentwicklung. Institut für Informationswissenschaft
Schumann, Tim (2016). Urban Gardening und Öffentliche Bibliotheken: Konzeption einer Veranstaltungsreihe in der Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe. Informationspraxis, 2(1), 1-21. DOI: 10.11588/ip.2016.1.23822
Urban Gardening ist mehr als ein Trend. Öffentliche Bibliotheken sollten sich diesem in der Suche nach einem neuen Selbstverständnis und ihrer Rolle in einer digitalen Gesellschaft nicht verschließen. In der Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe wurde eine ganze Veranstaltungsreihe rund um dieses Thema organisiert und in Form eines Makerspaces mit modernen Formen des gemeinschaftlichen Lernens verknüpft. So konnte sich die Stadtbibliothek als moderner und innovativer Lernort positionieren und neue Initiativen in der Stadt anstoßen. Urban Gardening is more than a trend. Public Libraries should not ignore this in their search for a new understanding and their role in the digital age. The Public Library of Bad Oldesloe created a series of events around that topic and combined it with a makerspace with new forms of learning in communities. By that, the Public Library presented itself as an innovative learning space and helped to engage some initiatives in the city itself.
Schumann, Tim (2018). Urban gardening, foodsharing and makerspaces: Best practice in the Stadtbibliothek of Bad Oldesloe, Germany. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 122-134). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-013
Xu, Hong (2016). Using library and information technologies and resources to support sustainability projects: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2016, Columbus, OH.
This is a case study about how libraries and librarians participate in a sustainability research project, and use Library and Information technologies and Resources to support the project. The Research Coordination Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (RCN CE3SAR) – is a NSF funded South Texas sustainability project. RCN CE3SAR’s goal is to develop an innovative model for conducting interdisciplinary, region-specific, sustainability research closely tied to the needs of highly-engaged local stakeholders. A project librarian collaborates with Texas Digital Library and Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides services to RCN CE3SAR project from the following aspects. 1. Building an innovative information platform to support the collaboration and outreach for RCN CE3SAR network institutions and members. The platform integrated serials of information technologies such as project web presence, project management system, digital repository, virtual communication system, conference management system, and wiki. 2. Supporting sustainability research by data management, bibliography, and information retrieval services.3. Supporting sustainability education by developing a learning object repository to manage and provide open access to sustainability learning objects produced via the project. 4. Promoting sustainability practices. For example, providing technology support for using WebEx as an online conference tool for RCN CE3SAR meetings so that to reduce gas emissions from transportation; using “Save A Tree” as a slogan to encourage RCN CE3SAR institutions and members to save and recycle papers; and advertising campus sustainability innovations and practices.
Schöpfel, Joachim; Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Chérifa (Hrsg.) (2014). Vers la bibliothèque globale: L'agenda 21 dans les bibliothèques. Paris: Éd. du Cercle de la Librairie. ISBN: 2765414211
Un guide pour aider les professionnels des bibliothèques et centres de documentation à appliquer l'Agenda 21. Les différents spécialistes traitent aussi bien de la performance globale des administrations et services que de leur responsabilité sociale. Une boîte à outils pour inscrire les établissements dans la citoyenneté, dans leur environnement et dans la qualité de l'offre de service.
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).