Dunford, Helen (2010). Public libraries going green: by Kathryn Miller: Book review. The Australian Library Journal, 59(4), 245. DOI: 10.1080/00049670.2010.10736044
ALA Public Library Handbook Series. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 103 pp., ISBN 9780838910184. Kathryn Miller suggests that the time has come for public libraries to accept the challenge to connect their community to environmental awareness and provide the education needed to change habits and lessen impacts on the environment. Her book is an interesting mix of green catchphrases and motherhood slogans combined with very practical tips on ways that libraries can become community leaders in environmental awareness.
Gaspar Pinto, Leonor; Ochôa, Paula (2018). Public libraries' contribution to Sustainable Development Goals: Gathering evidence and evaluating practices in Portugal. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 46-59). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-006
Gaspar Pinto, Leonor; Ochôa, Paula (2017). Public libraries' contribution to Sustainable Development Goals: Gathering evidences and evaluating practices: Paper presented at the 83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Wroclaw, Poland.
Initiated in November 2016, the project Public Libraries and Sustainability: Gathering Evidences of Contribution to SDGs (Project PLS) aims to develop a framework for evaluating public libraries’ contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tailor it to Portuguese public libraries. This paper discusses the role of impact evaluation practices and competencies in evidence gathering and advocacy processes of libraries’ contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda, focusing on the Project first stages. After presenting the research background and general methodological frame, the relevant approaches, methods and tools for assessing libraries’ contribution to SD are examined, particularly the impact evaluation perspective. The resulting Model for Evaluating Public Libraries Contribution to SDGs is discussed, as well as the alignment process with SD goals and national priorities through the SDG# Mapping Tool. Finally, some key aspects of the ongoing research are presented.
Kleemola, Hanna (2019). Public libraries, literary art activities and social inclusion: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
This paper focuses on literary art activities in public libraries. The aim is to stimulate discussion on how literary art activities can promote socially sustainable development, a sense of community, and social inclusion. In Finland, public libraries organise low-threshold literary art activities that encourage both written and verbal expression, e.g. literary art clubs, rap and comics workshops, and creative writing groups. Literary art activities provide opportunities for the improvement of literacy, self-expression and social readiness, and the strengthening of self-esteem and identity. Moreover, they can promote community spirit. Libraries respond to current societal challenges and the needs of special groups by tailoring activities for immigrants, people requiring special assistance, and people at risk of social exclusion. For the promotion of social goals, it is important that libraries reach out to people who are not active library users. Finally, the paper presents an ongoing doctoral research on literary art activities in Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic public libraries. The hypothesis of the research is that literary art activities in public libraries prevent social exclusion and promote social inclusion equality, and well-being.
Jordan, M. W. (2013). Public library gardens: Playing a role in ecologically sustainable communities. In Dudley, Michael (Hrsg.), Public libraries and resilient cities (S. 101-110). American Library Association
Nwofor, Florence Amaka; Udeze, Nkechi Sabina; Chikaodi, Hope Chinyere Ilorah (2019). Public library transforming communities: Innovative projects through partnerships for sustainable developments: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
Kenneth Dike State Central e- Library (KDL) Awka, Anambra state library Board, South- Eastern Nigeria, introduced wide range innovative activities and programs between 2016 -2018. Its objective was to transform the communities by creating fun, sociocultural inclusion, improving the quality of life, facilitating lifelong learning and enhancing economic empowerment through collaboration, partnerships with corporate bodies and Higher Education Institutions. KDPL as an educational and cultural institution projected on meeting the communities’ needs. This proactive stance align with IFLA WLIC’s 2019 theme ‘Dialogue for change’, and the SDGs. KDPL developed diverse unique participatory programs as described by the poster which include: (i) Diverse reading activities for attracting children/young adults to print books –‘Spelling B’, reading programs ,schools outreach from and readership promotion campaign (ii) cultural heritage space- collecting and preserving communities’ artefacts, collection of oral history research documented resources of various topics/themes from collaboration with LIS Department , Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. (iii).Fun- filled social activities for children- hosting Christmas parties featuring dance and puppet shows.(iv).Skill acquisition programmes which include maker space for making bags/hats/hand fans ,sewing, arts and crafts such as painting, collage, lettering, drawing and tie and dye of fabrics.(v).Community services featuring cancer awareness talks , visit to orphanages /prisons and advocacy meetings with President Generals of town unions. (vi)ICTs involving Internet/automated services for training users and staff. (vii). Democratization programs for creating political awareness and sensitization of members of the community such as ‘vote not fight’, ‘my vote, my power’, Anambra Budget Team (ABUT). Methodology: the research is case study. Data was collected through participant observation. Photographs and text were used. These multifaceted projects resulted in increased library’s visibility, user base and the receipt of BEST PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARD 2018, from the Nigerian Library Association.
Biblioblog; Freie Universität Berlin (2019). Radfahren in der Bibliothek
Wer bei den winterlichen Temperaturen das Fahrrad lieber im Keller stehen lässt, für den hat die Philologische Bibliothek gegenwärtig eine ganz besondere Alternative parat. Seit dem 10. Januar kann man im Lounge-Bereich im 3. Stock kräftig in die Pedale treten. Auf Anregung der Bibliotheksangestellten Janet Wagner wurde probeweise ein Fahrradergometer aufgestellt (s. ausführliche FU-Pressemitteilung). Das Fitness-Rad soll nicht nur beim erfolgreichen Lernen unterstützen oder die ein oder andere Weihnachtskalorie schmelzen lassen – mit dem selbst produzierten Strom lässt sich umweltschonend auch das eigene Smartphone oder Tablet aufladen.
Hrvatsko Knjižničarsko Društvo (HKD) (2021). Radna grupa za zelene knjivznice
Radna grupa za zelene knjivznice oformljena je u Splitu 2014. godine s ciljem uspostavljanja mrevze knjivznica prema postoje'cem obrascu istarskog projekta Zelena knjivznica koji postoji od 2011. godine (www.zk.dbi.hr), a s ciljem edukacije javnosti i podizanja svijesti o odrvzivom druvstvu i nuvznosti zavstite okolivsa kroz knjivznice i knjivznivcarska druvstva. Osim ovog segmenta, radna grupa se bavi i pitanjima energetske uvcinkovitosti u knjivznicama.
Stricker, Michele P. (2022). Rapid library disaster response and recovery for community resilience. In Tanner, René; Ho, Adrian K.; Antonelli, Monika; Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (Hrsg.), Libraries and sustainability: Programs and practices for community impact (S. 17-25). ALA Editions
A key element to successfully responding to a major disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens, families, and the community as a whole. The resources and instruments discussed in this chapter have been adapted from resources from experts in emergency management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These tools will help library leaders overcome challenging disaster scenarios and mitigate risk. When libraries rebound quickly from a disaster, their communities become more resilient.
Lawton, Mark (2020). Ready for action: As cities undertake climate action plans, libraries emerge as partners. American Libraries, 51(September 1)
Sarah Preskitt has lived in Alaska for almost 40 years---and seen its climate change in ways the Lower 48's hasn't. "We used to joke that you had to arrange your Halloween costume over your snowsuit. It used to snow by October 15,'' says Preskitt, Alaska Collection librarian for Anchorage Public Library (APL). "Now it's closer to Thanksgiving.''
Smallwood, Carol (1995). Recycling tips for teachers and librarians. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN: 978-0786400096
Tips for recycling at home and in the classroom and library, as well as curriculum aids, class activities, and sample lesson plans. Teach the environmental three R's-reduce, reuse, and recycle-to your students and patrons! Here are tried-and-true tips for recycling items commonly used in the library and classroom. Divided into 5 sections, this is chock-full of sound ideas for setting up school recycling programs, saving money, encouraging creativity, and instilling the need for recycling in students and teachers. Includes addresses to write for additional information.
Gager, Emmerich (2015). Recycling von Büchern: Die Bibliothek Lockenhaus weiß auch ältere Bücher zu verwerten. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 15
Die Bibliothek Lockenhaus weiß auch ältere Bücher zu verwerten und wurde für ihre Initiativen, einen offenen Bücherschrank in einer Telefonzelle und einen Recycling-Büchersessel im Mai 2015 mit dem "Goldenen Mistkäfer" ausgezeichnet.
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.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Tanner, René; Antonelli, Monika; Dallas, sara; Ho, Adrian K.; Lesneski, Tracy Engel (2018). Report of the ALA Special Task Force on Sustainability (2018 ALA Annual Conference)
The ALA Special Task Force on Sustainability was formed in 2017 by the ALA Executive Board in response to the ALA Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries and the need to spark the development of actionable initiatives to further this work. The Special Task Force membership includes individuals with a variety of specialties, academic, public, and rural, as well as library architecture. The task force had an inaugural meeting in October 2017 and began work thereafter with bi-weekly meetings. A draft report was presented to the Executive Board at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in 2018 with the important highlight of the adoption of the ``triple bottom line'' framework of sustainability to guide our work: To be truly sustainable, an organization or community must embody practices that are threefold: environmentally sound, economically feasible, and socially equitable. In preparation for the final report, the task force reached out to the ALA membership: four online forums were held with a cumulative attendance of 80 individuals and a Perceptions Survey was administered, garnering the participation of more than 600 ALA members who offered more than 190 responses to a request for examples of libraries that provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainability for those they serve. This white paper summarizes the work of the task force, feedback from the membership, and provides direction for future implementation and innovation within our association and the profession all with an eye towards the creation of sustainable libraries.
Kuikka, Nina (2021). Repurposing a grocery store for the Joutsa Public Library in Finland. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Niess, Robert (Hrsg.), New libraries in old buildings (S. 167-178). De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9783110679663-012
In 2004, the new Joutsa Public Library moved into a renovated former grocery store. Everyone benefitted. The library found a perfect location in the middle of the municipal service centre, which was spared one more sad, empty building. The preparation phase was long and complicated having commenced in 1995. But the renovation phase was quick and took only six months. The building dates from the late 1970s. Few major structural changes were needed to improve the appearance, safety and usability. The result is very flexible with much-appreciated creative shelving solutions and space arrangements. Skilful architects did an excellent job, and the customers find it difficult to believe the origin of the building. The use of the library has increased with greater numbers of customers, increased loans and enhanced event participation justifying the approach taken and demonstrating its success.
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
ALA American Library Association (2015). Resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries (2015 ALA Annual Conference).
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
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The Bibliography Green Library is created in cooperation with the IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB).
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