Singh, M. P.; Dixit, Shraddha (2021). Sustainable strategies towards green libraries: A study of State University Libraries of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Library Philosophy and Practice, 4968
The purpose of this article is to find out Sustainable Strategies that have been adopted by the Selected State University Libraries of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The research paper is based on the survey method. It has been conducted in the Selected State University libraries with the help of questionnaire tools, tried to know about Green Initiatives taken in libraries. At the end of this study, it reveals that library professionals are aware of green libraries and sustainable development and are using their guidelines to the library. Government should support more and more for the Green libraries, so that in the coming time, the Green Library will prove to be helpful for sustainable development goals.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2018). Sustainable thinking: Ensuring your library's future in an uncertain world. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN: 9780838916889
How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed. In this inspiring and pragmatic new book, Aldrich shows that the first step towards a sustainable library is sustainable thinking: a determined yet realistic attitude that will help your library spot opportunities for institutional advancement, advocate for and safeguard operating funds, and generate intense loyalty from the communities you serve. Nothing less than a compass to help chart the course of your library's future, this book begins with a situation report that examines the myriad societal disruptions that are impacting libraries and discusses why resiliency is a key component of sustainability; defines how sustainable thinking encompasses not just the environment but economics and social equity as well; provides strategies for supporting the core values of librarianship by following the Three Es of Sustainable Libraries; lays out a host of tactics to build intense loyalty to your library from the inside out, including ways to foster an organizational culture of sustainable thinking through policy changes and purposeful leadership; guides you in communicating effectively with the community, thereby ensuring that your advocacy connects with the maximum number of residents, opinion leaders, and decision makers; demonstrates how to use construction and renovation projects as unique opportunities for positive changes; and offers worksheets, discussion questions, checklists, additional resources, and many other useful tools that will help you put sustainable thinking into action. This book will show you how to harness sustainable thinking to move forward with confidence into the unknown
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah; Benton, Susan; Schaper, Louise; Scherer, Jeffrey A. (2013). Sustainable thinking: Passageway to better buildings, budgets and beyond. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 15-38). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2293
Whether you have a building project or not, sustainable thinking fosters partnerships, improves social equity and economic vitality, enhances environmental quality, increases revenue and conveys value. This paper will present a compelling argument on how to design with nature and to stay green after the building is finished and the move-in is complete. The article will elaborate on a platform for embedding an eco-ethic deep into day-to-day operations. In addition the article will explain the tools that libraries need to pursue a sustainable future in uncertain times. Besides these practical aspects of staying sustainable after the building is complete, the authors will discuss the macro-level thinking that is needed in the library organization and the crucial role architecture plays in creating positive chain reactions in the sustainable continuum. This macro thinking requires an understanding of the consequences of sustainable actions and non-actions with regard to social responsibility of integrity and ethical actions. These responsibilities can be viewed as a “social compact” – defined as an implicit agreement amongst members of society to act in ways that protect the personal well-being of all persons. As such, the authors will explore the relationship between behaviour, equity and money in the decision-making process used to become and stay sustainable in the library. Finally, all of these aspects will be related to the body, mind and spirit of the library patron.
ALA Sustainability Round Table (2022). Sustainably Themed Children's Books
Presenting the SustainRT Top 10 Children's Books published last years! The American Library Association's Sustainability Round Table Booklist Committee curates an annual list of 10 notable children's books on nature, conservation, and communities that reflect the mission of SustainRT ``to exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society''.
Brungard, Allison; Bartek, Jennifer (2020). Sustaining sustainability: How our university library infused green practices on campus. American Libraries, 51(May 18)
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day---and recognize the American Library Association adding sustainability as a core value---American Libraries returns with its ongoing sustainability series. In these posts, information professionals share their experiences with sustainability in libraries. Infusing green practices into a library involves little investment, yet yields large returns.
Küçükcan, Berrin (2016). Sürdürülebilir Mimarlık Yaklaşımıyla Kütüphane Binaları: In ÜNAK'15 Sempozyumu, 1-3 Ekim 2015, Ankara, Ankara (TURKEY), 1-3 Ekim 2015.
English abstract Libraries, which have been created to meet the information needs of the society throughout history, have always had a place since their first appearance. Because the building is one of the basic components that make up the library. These library buildings, where information resources have been collected from past to present, are places that serve more than one person in the same time period, affect the environment they are in with the materials they contain and are affected by this environment. In other words, negativities in indoor and outdoor environmental conditions affect the library building and negativities in the building affect the environment. Energy resources and waste produced in the building are important issues that need to be evaluated in terms of energy saving and environmental pollution and to be taken precautions. The damage caused by non-renewable traditional fuels such as hard coal, lignite, oil and natural gas to the environment and the high costs have led humanity to use alternative energy resources such as solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy. These types of renewable energy sources are now taking the place of these fossil-based fuels used in buildings today. The methods developed as a solution to global warming that cause pollution and climate changes caused by harmful gases released into the atmosphere as a result of the consumption of fossil-based fuels, are in the direction of creating a sustainable environment. The sustainable architecture approach is the process of designing and producing buildings that do not harm the environment and are energy-efficient. The aim of this study is; The aim of this course is to investigate how library buildings can be positioned in a sustainable environment, designed, produced and used with a sustainable architecture approach and how these features can be added to existing buildings. Although there are library buildings that have been created with this approach in developed countries or have acquired these features later, the lack of a library building with a textquotedblgreen buildingtextquotedbl certificate in our country has been the starting point for this study. Due to the insufficient Turkish resources in which the library buildings are handled with a sustainable architecture approach, the studies conducted abroad were examined. In the study, first of all, textquotedblsustainabilitytextquotedbl was discussed as a concept, then the sustainable architecture approach was examined, the library buildings were also evaluated in this context, and ultimately, the conditions for the library buildings to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings by carrying the principles of sustainable architecture were revealed. Turkish abstract Tarih boyunca toplumun bilgi gereksinimini karşılama amacıyla oluşturulan kütüphaneler, ilk ortaya çıkışlarından itibaren her zaman bir mekâna sahip olmuşlardır. Çünkü bina, kütüphaneyi oluşturan temel bileşenlerden biridir. Geçmişten bugüne bilgi kaynaklarının toplandığı bu kütüphane binaları, aynı zaman diliminde birden fazla kişiye hizmet veren, içerdikleri materyaller ile bulundukları çevreyi etkileyen ve bu çevreden etkilenen mekânlardır. Bir başka deyişle iç ve dış çevre koşullarındaki olumsuzluklar kütüphane binasını, binadaki olumsuzluklar ise çevreyi etkilemektedir. Binada kullanılan enerji kaynakları ve üretilen atıklar, enerji tasarrufu ve çevre kirliliği açısından değerlendirilmesi ve önlem alınması gereken önemli konulardır. Halen kullanılan taşkömürü, linyit, petrol, doğalgaz gibi yenilenemez geleneksel yakıtların çevreye verdikleri zararlar ve maliyetlerindeki yükseklik, insanlığı güneş enerjisi, rüzgâr enerjisi, jeotermal enerji gibi alternatif enerji kaynaklarını kullanmaya yönlendirmiştir. Günümüzde binalarda kullanılan bu fosil kökenli yakıtların yerini artık bu tür yenilenebilir enerji kaynakları almaktadır. Fosil kökenli yakıtların tüketimi sonucunda atmosfere salınan zararlı gazların oluşturduğu kirlilik ve iklim değişikliklerine neden olan küresel ısınmaya çözüm olarak geliştirilen yöntemler, sürdürülebilir bir çevre oluşturma yönündedir. Sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımı ise, çevreye zarar vermeyen ve enerji tasarruflu binalar tasarlama ve üretme sürecidir. Bu çalışmanın amacı; kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir bir çevre içerisinde konumlandırılarak nasıl bir sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımıyla tasarlanıp üretilerek kullanılabileceğini ve var olan binalara da nasıl bu özelliklerin kazandırılabileceğini araştırmaktır. Gelişmiş ülkelerde bu yaklaşımla oluşturulmuş ya da bu özellikler sonradan kazandırılmış kütüphane binaları olmasına rağmen ülkemizde henüz “yeşil bina” sertifikasına sahip bir kütüphane binasının olmayışı, bu çalışmanın yapılması konusunda başlangıç noktası olmuştur. Kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımıyla ele alındığı Türkçe kaynakların yetersiz oluşu nedeniyle yurtdışında yapılan çalışmalar incelenmiştir. Çalışmada öncelikle kavram olarak “sürdürülebilirlik” ele alınmış, sonra sürdürülebilir mimarlık yaklaşımı incelenmiş, kütüphane binaları da bu bağlamda değerlendirilmiş ve sonuçta, kütüphane binalarının sürdürülebilir mimarlık ilkelerini taşıyarak enerji tasarruflu ve çevreye zarar vermeyen binalar olabilmelerinin koşulları ortaya konulmuştur.
Scholing, Peter; Britten, Astrid (2017). Tablet cafés, code hours, preservation, and sustainability in libraries: The Aruba National Library and the UN Agenda 2030; A small island case study from the Caribbean. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
In this paper, staff from Biblioteca National Aruba share examples of how library policy and sustainability are inseparably linked and interconnected, and how small-scale libraries can take on important roles in larger-scale processes, like the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Libraries are inherently designed as sustainable institutions, combining core societal values as literacy, lifelong learning, access to all, building societies and celebrating diversity and culture. This paper is a direct result of Biblioteca Nacional Aruba’s participation in IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme for Libraries, Development and the UN 2030 Agenda.
Andresen, Christine; Gustavson, Amy; Hisle, David; Reynolds, Matthew (2012). Tending the garden: Growing your own green library committee. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 93-103). Library Juice Press
Koloskova, Nina E. (2013). The "Green" Libraries of Moscow. Children's libraries in the Year of Environment. Bibliotekovedenie [Library and Information Science (Russia)], 6, 110-116. DOI: 10.25281/0869-608X-2013-0-6-110-116
The material is devoted to the project activities of Children's Libraries of Moscow, to the experience of forming the ecological world view of the readers, to ecologization of children's libraries.
Rinaldo, Constance; Smith, Jane (2017). The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Testing tools, enhancing content, linking institutions and contributing to Open Science: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2017, Wrocław, Poland.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a global collaborative established in 2006, with a mission to improve research methodology by making biodiversity literature openly available.. The purpose of this poster is to describe three recent grant-funded endeavors to improve BHL. The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) project, Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners has 5 geographically distributed partners, each mentoring a resident. The goal is to plan a next-generation digital library and tools based on user priorities, using BHL as a test-bed for incorporating transcriptions, image searching, collection analysis and connections among museums, archives and biodiversity databases. Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature positions BHL as an on-ramp to the national digital library infrastructure, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Partners provide tools, support, including training, copyright permissions and dollars, to enable small content providers to contribute via BHL to DPLA. Finally, Zooniverse (which builds and hosts citizen science projects) developed Science Gossip as an investigation into the communication of science by images in both the Victorian period and today. Images in BHL are tagged using crowdsourcing, for better access and a better understanding of the range of individuals who established early science.
Kutt, Konrad (2018). The BookboXX: A sustainable street library. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 94-102). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-010
Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.) (2013). The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek: The challenge of environmental sustainability - Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit in der Praxis. (Band 161). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Saur. ISBN: 978-3-11-030927-0
Contributions and case studies from Germany and other European countries, as well as from Asia, Australia and the US, demonstrate different aspects of reducing the "ecological footprint" in libraries. As well as looking at everyday procedures, the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability are considered as are achieving a positive image for the library and the role of sustainability in marketing. The book also includes examples of sustainability in libraries through short papers presenting interesting cases. Contributions by experts in their field are written in German or in English and all have German and English abstracts. The publication will be of interest to librarians from public, business, special and university libraries, teachers and students of library and information science as well as anyone interested in ecological solutions such as architects, library users, library governing bodies, certification agencies and professional library associations. Fachleute zeigen in übergreifenden Beiträgen und anhand von konkreten Fallbeispielen sowohl aus Deutschland wie aus anderen Teilen Europas, Asiens, Australiens und den USA, wie der ökologische Fußabdruck im Alltag der Bibliothek verringert werden kann und was Nachhaltigkeit für die soziale Verantwortung von Bibliotheken in ihrer Rolle als gesellschaftliche Multiplikatoren bedeutet. Die Beiträge sind entweder in Deutsch oder Englisch, die Abstracts sind konsequent zweisprachig verfasst. Der Sammelband richtet sich an Bibliothekare in Öffentlichen und in Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken sowie in Firmen- und Spezialbibliotheken, an Hochschullehrer und Studierende aus dem Bereich Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, darüber hinaus an alle, die sich für ökologische Nachhaltigkeit interessieren - Architekten, Bibliotheksträger, Zertifizierungsstellen sowie Bibliotheksorganisationen und verbände.
Gaffar, Abdul; Sindhu, P.; Kumar, S. Kishor (2021). The Green Library Initiative in Indian perspective: A study. Library Philosophy and Practice, 6189
Purpose - The present study was to research instances of green library construction and recognition to raise awareness of green libraries for users. The researcher has explored, this paper highlights the role of a librarian, features of the green library, and initiatives of a green library in India. Design/methodology/approach -- Study have found there are some green libraries initiatives in India through the literature searches, case studies analysis and individual phone call during the research period. Some numbers of libraries have taken initiatives towards being green in India. Findings -- A green library minimizes the negative impact on the natural environment and enhances the quality of the indoor environment with careful selection of sites, use of natural building materials and organic products, conservation of resources (water, energy, paper), and responsible waste disposal, recycling, etc. The elements for designing green libraries, the criteria for greening the libraries, Standards of green library initiatives in India. Originality/value -- The Green Library is a long-term organization and it also produces our health and environment. The ways to go green to promote a strong green image to their stakeholders and users.
Antonelli, Monika (2008). The Green Library Movement: An overview and beyond. Electronic Green Journal, 1(27). DOI: 10.5070/G312710757
The creation of green libraries is approaching a tipping point, generating a Green Library Movement, which is comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses committed to greening libraries and reducing their environmental impact. Constructing a green library building using a performance standard like LEED is a way some libraries are choosing to become green and sustainable. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Electronic Green Journal is the property of Electronic Green Journal 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.
Gorjup, Branko (1997). The Green Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer: Review. World Literature Today, 71(3), 588-589. DOI: 10.2307/40152902
Carr, Mary M. (2013). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7
The Green Library Planner is designed for library building design teams who are not actively engaged in architecture or engineering, but need an introduction to green building. With this book, the librarian and related staff will be able to design and operate the library in the best and most efficient way.
Robinson, Leith (2015). The Green Library planner: What every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 46(1), 65-67. DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2014.993452
Lal, Jawahar (2018). The Green Library: An initiative to sustainable library. Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science, 12(1), 28-36. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6922.2018.00004.9
Libraries have adopted advanced technology to cater to enthusiastic information users. Hence, a new revolution in the form of green libraries is emerging that is not only thought provoking but also needs to follow for long time sustainability in the library world. The need for green technology services to the users are also growing and becoming very essential day by day. Libraries are in good position in promoting environmental awareness. Libraries can lead to develop ecological sustainability practice, reusing of materials, reducing waste and toxic products and developing alternative technologies. Green technology focuses on natural environment in rapidly growing world population. This technology paid great attention in organisations and libraries are also not exception from it. Library architecture must also go in par with the concept of green building, which has no adverse effect on its natural surroundings. Libraries are in excellent position to be both an ecological operator and promoter of environmental awareness. It is an attempt to discuss this new emerging thought along with the librarians’ role in making the libraries more greener for good and healthy environment. This article focuses on the concept of green library and features of it. This article explains issues and challenges of green library. This article demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries and highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity. It also provides different approach for the librarians to achieve green practices/Services.
Eberhart, George M. (2009). The Greening of ACRL. American Libraries, 40(5), 29
The article discusses the highlights of the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) 14th National Conference held in Seattle, Washington from March 12 to 15, 2009. The event incorporated elements of sustainability, including the use of green conference hags made of recycled materials and the absence of handouts at program sessions. A keynote speech was delivered by poet, novelist, humorist and filmmaker Sherman Alexie. Attendance was at 3,263, of which 80% signed a Green Pledge that committed them to put ecological ideas into practice.
Burn, Debra (2014). The Grove Library as an example: A "green'' library in terms of ongoing community engagement, community expectations, information provision and sharing, and partnerships: Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2014, Lyon, France.
The Grove Library in Perth, Western Australia, is an example of an aspirational community statement about an environmentally sustainable future, expressed through its library. There is inevitably a sense of euphoria around the opening of a new ``green'' public building, with an optimistic expectation that all systems will perform as designed. However, the intent that The Grove should be a pioneer demonstration building implicitly included acceptance of the risk that some of the untried technologies would not perform as anticipated. The challenge is to analyse and accept any shortcomings as equally valid ``learnings'', rather than allow them to overshadow the overall success of the project. This paper is not, however, a treatise on the technological aspects of the building. The ordinary business of a new library goes on while staff and the management work through challenges with the infrastructure, as is equally true of conventionally designed new buildings. This paper explores the community expectations and realities around an aspirational green building; the on-going interaction of a green library with its staff, customers and visitors; and the programming.
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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