University College Cork Library (2020). Library's campaign improves sustainability and decreases resource consumption: IFLA SDG Stories
In 2016, the University College Cork (UCC) Library launched its sustainability campaign, Love Our Library. As a result of actions taken in the campaign's first year, the Library saved over 155,000 KWH - a 9% reduction in energy use. This savings is enough to power a light bulb for 1,770 years or travel around the world 24 times in an electric car!
Zdravje, Ana (2021). Library, the heart of the city: The green library. IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 1(1), 19-20
On Thursday, 20 May 2021, Ljubljana City Library hosted the sixth international one-day professional conference Library, the Heart of the City 2021, dedicated to green libraries. One of the branches of Ljubljana City Library is vSentvid Library, which has been renovated in 2014. It is located in a border area of the city, almost half of which is covered in green, forest surfaces. The main motto of the renovated library is: We live in harmony with nature. Through it we charted the concept of the green library.
Lawrence, Kate (2012). Library-sponsored sustainable living outreach in Denver. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 119-126). Library Juice Press
Rogers, Katherine (2019). Little Free Libraries: 10th anniversary finds the movement 90,000 strong and growing. Catalyst Magazine, August 31
The non-profit Little Free Library (LFL) was started in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. Thinking of his mother, a bibliophilic teacher, he built a miniature one-room schoolhouse and put it on a post in his front yard. He filled the schoolhouse with books. Bol encouraged his friends and neighbors to take the books and leave any of their own, to share with others. The schoolhouse was a success and led to Bol building more to give to these friends and neighbors.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2022). Living our values out loud | Sustainability. Library Journal, 147(Sep 21)
he New Canaan Library, CT, is leading the way to address human rights in the building product supply chain. The New Canaan Library, led by Executive Director Lisa Oldham, has prioritized contributing to that movement to eliminate forced labor in building materials supply chains. The library's leadership wanted to be sure that the library's core values were embedded into this project, particularly the triple bottom line definition of sustainability to balance environmental stewardship, economic feasibility, and social equity.
Tinarat, Sirirat (2013). Loads of scraps become precious raw materials: The Kasetsart University Eco-Library in Bangkok, a prototype for the next generation of sustainable buildings in Thailand. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 213-228). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2304
Being famous for Agricultural Science, Kasetsart University is commonly known as “Green Campus”. As a part of the long-term project “Kasetsart Loves the Environment”, the idea for founding an eco-library was introduced in 2010. Two years later, the first Eco-Library of Thailand was successfully completed thanks to teamwork from two departments: the office of the University Library, which wants to provide a learning area that is open to the general public, and the Scrap Lab of the Architecture Faculty, which mainly works on developing ecofriendly products. Further sponsors are local furniture manufacturers and other institutions who regularly deliver their offcuts to the Scrap Lab “Factory”. Here, loads of scraps become precious “raw materials”, challenging the instructors and students to spark their creativity for new product design. The number of visitors and on-going projects indicate that the Eco-Library is not a superficial idea that pops up, lasts for a while and then fades away. Rather, it is growing and supporting the main library, which is actively participating in the BEAT 2010 – Building Energy Award of Thailand. Both organizations are moving forward, following their green concepts to strengthen the policy of the university – environmentalism. Die Kasetsart Universität ist nicht nur wegen ihrer Agrarwissenschaften bekannt, sondern auch für ihren „Grünen Campus“. Als Teil des langfristig angelegten Projekts „Kasetsart Loves the Environment” wurden im Jahr 2010 die ersten Ideen zur Gründung einer Umweltbibliothek entwickelt. Zwei Jahre später wurde die erste Umweltbibliothek Thailands als Gemeinschaftsprojekt erfolgreich fertiggestellt. Beteiligt waren die Universitätsbibliothek, die einen Ort zum Lernen für die Allgemeinheit anbieten wollte, sowie das Scrap Lab der Fakultät für Architektur, das hauptsächlich daran arbeitet, umweltfreundliche Produkte zu entwickeln. Weitere Sponsoren und Förderer sind örtliche Möbelhersteller und andere Institutionen, die ihre Fabrikabfälle regelmäßig der Scrap Lab ‚Fabrik‘ abliefern. Die Abfälle und Altstoffe werden hier zu wertvollen Werkstoffen. Hier ist nun die Kreativität der Studenten und Dozenten gefragt, um daraus neue Produkte zu entwickeln. Die Menge der Besucher und laufenden Projekte zeigt, dass die Umweltbibliothek keine oberflächliche Idee ist, die auftaucht, eine Weile besteht und wieder in der Versenkung verschwindet. Ganz im Gegenteil. Die Umweltbibliothek wächst weiter und unterstützt die Hauptbibliothek, die aktiv am BEAT 2010 – Building Energy Award of Thailand teilgenommen hat. Beide Bibliotheken streben weiter voran und verfolgen ihre grünen Konzepte, um die Strategie der Universität – den Umweltschutz – zu stärken.
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2016). Local supports local | Sustainability. Library Journal, 141(12), 22
The article discusses the relationship between sustainable libraries and their patrons in the U.S. Topics discussed include role of libraries in empowering and energizing their users through services, libraries' support to the local community and participation in the localism movement, and how libraries can strengthen the social fabric.
Amirthalingam, Janakiraman (2019). MSSRF’s sustainable green library to achieve SDG 7: Poster presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The eco-friendly library or sustainable library is a new idea and it is acquiring well liked among the librarians. The paper manifest the conditions of environment, their effects on society and impact of leading organizations towards an green earth, improved standards for the advancement, eco-friendly India, green library, features of eco-friendly library, Initiatives in India. It is also give an overview of green library and role of modern librarian to make eco-friendly library. Furthermore the paper focus the importance of green library in ongoing era and green library initiatives in Indi through solar based energy system in library, the M S Swaminathan research Foundation Library has been trying to make a successful green library with the support of Tata Trusts, India. This paper describes the Innovation of using solar panel to generate energy to run the library in an eco friendly way. This model can fulfil the SDG goal no- 7 under the United Nation that ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. MSSRF library plan to create a solar based energy system for library alone. Creating solar based energy and providing to MSSRF library. The Step by step method can obtain and creates the successful green library as a model. The new innovative system for using solar energy in a modern way, that is use of permanent magnet brushless DC or synchronous motors with increased efficiency. MSSRF Library consists all electrical devices such as, air conditioning, lights and fans, all this devices are working with solar energy as far as possible. In case the solar power is not sufficient due to bad light, it will use the available power and the balance is taken from the AC mains and in case of total absence of solar power, the appliances will run automatically from AC mains.
Geißler, Jens A.; Schumann, Tim (2017). Makerspace, Mundraub-Tour und Foodsharing. Bibliotheksdienst, 51(2), 181-196. DOI: 10.1515/bd-2017-0018
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook.
Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.) (2021). Makerspaces in practice: Successful models for implementation. Chicago, Ill.: ALA Editions. ISBN: 978-0-8389-4805-7
Makerspaces and maker activities have evolved from a shiny new trend in libraries to an acknowledged and valued conduit for partnering with library patrons in the production process and a potent means to provide STEM and critical thinking skills to people of all ages. In a 2017 Library Journal survey of 7,000 public libraries, it was determined that the vast majority of them---89 percent---currently offer maker programming for their patrons. textquotedblMakerspaces in Practice: Successful Models for Implementationtextquotedbl is an advanced guidebook to library makerspaces written from a perspective derived from years of practical experience. Written nearly half a decade after The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook was published, this book strives to be of use not only to librarians who are strategizing how to get started but also to those who are actively running makerspaces and maker programming in their libraries. This handbook offers advice from seasoned practitioners based on what has worked for them as well as which programs and tools don't resonate with library patrons. This essential handbook will answer these questions and more
Curry, Robert (2017). Makerspaces: A beneficial new service for academic libraries?. Library Review, 66(4/5), 201-212. DOI: 10.1108/LR-09-2016-0081
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to start exploring the possibilities for makerspaces to function as a new learning space within academic library services in higher education (HE). This original research study ask two key questions: How is learning achieved and supported in makerspaces? What can academic library services bring to the effective organisation and support of makerspaces? Design/methodology/approach An extensive literature review is followed by a template analysis (King, 2012) of data from an online forum of three professionals operating makerspaces in academic library services in the USA and a discussion incorporating relevant educational theory and philosophy. Findings The three overarching learning themes found were: experiential learning (Dewey, 1909; Kolb, 1984), communities of practice (Lave and Wenger, 1991) and self-efficacy through social learning (Bandura, 1997). Research limitations/implications The one-week forum of three professional library staff provided detailed and informative data. Substantial field work with students will also be required to see how far this professional lens has provided insight into how students are learning and supported in these and other makerspaces. Social implications The wider cultural implications are examined, including the potential social value of makerspaces as transformative creative spaces empowering communities and individuals. Originality/value This is the first study to date on the potential educational value of makerspaces within HE, and the specific support academic library services can offer if they choose to host a makerspace (including teaching information, digital and critical literacies).
Burke, John J.; Kroski, Ellyssa (2018). Makerspaces: A practical guide for librarians. Lanham and Boulder and New York and London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-1538108185
This book is a guidebook jam-packed with resources, advice, and information to help you develop and fund your own makerspace from the ground up. Learn what other libraries are making, building, and doing in their makerspaces and how you can, too. Readers are introduced to makerspace equipment, new technologies, models for planning and assessing projects, and useful case studies that will equip them with the knowledge to implement their own library makerspaces. This expanded second edition features eighteen brand new library makerspace profiles providing advice and inspiration for how to create your own library makerspace, over twenty new images and figures illustrating maker tools and trends as well as library makerspaces in action and new lists of actual grant and funding sources for library makerspaces.
Napolitan Cownap, Martha (2022). Making herbal tea blends: A hands-on program about common herbs and their uses. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 59-62). ALA Editions
In this program participants will smell, taste, and learn about various tea herbs and make some into tea bags that they can take home. Easy-to-grow medicinal and flavorful herbs will be on hand, as well as a handout about their traditional uses.
IFLA Section Environment, Sustainability_and_Libraries (2022). Maktaba ya Kijani ni nini?.
A green and sustainable library is a library which takes into account environmental, economic and social sustainability. Green and sustainable libraries may be of any size, but they should have a clear sustainability agenda.
Yap, Joseph; Manabat, April (2020). Managing a sustainable work-from-home scheme. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 61-72. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.168
The resiliency of librarians is tested once again with the devastating occurrence of the pandemic situation worldwide. As a result of the global scare, many libraries have shut down as prescribed by the governments to minimize physical contact and stop the spread of viruses. Yet, libraries live up to its mandate in serving the information needs of its patrons. This report documents the role of libraries in Kazakhstan during the pandemic and how libraries responded quickly to avoid disruption of programs and services. This document also describes some of the "new normal'' initiatives and strategies libraries have adapted to respond to the needs of their clients. On the other hand, librarians are stepping-up and making enormous efforts to manage their call of duty to provide and distribute factual and reliable information to all its stakeholders. Adapting to a change of working environment also needs to be looked into. Since the start of work from home in mid-March 2020, was there a change of lifestyle? What factors affect their work productivity? An online interview among select library staff who can speak and understand English is conducted.
Desouki, Ayman El (2017). Managing the strategic performance of Egyptian public libraries as an entry point for sustainable national development: The Greater Cairo Library as an example. Cybrarians Journal, 47
The interest in public libraries is a civilized symbol in developed countries, because of their prominent and effective role in promoting the cultural, social and creative aspect of individuals and societies. The interest takes many forms by those in charge of managing Egyptian public libraries and setting the vision, mission and goals of each library separately, which calls for action. To manage the strategic performance of public libraries as a cognitive and cultural force capable of forming the spirit, thought, sentiment of society and its culture, due to the advantages and positive aspects of managing strategic performance that it can provide to Egyptian public libraries in an effort to develop performance in line with regional and international changes, and in proportion to the public of beneficiaries, to help Forming a person who is aware of the events of the era in which we live, in addition to contributing to the provision of organized and systematic knowledge with a high degree of accuracy and clarity, as a serious step for sustainable national development in accordance with the Egyptian Strategic Vision 2030.
O'Sullivan, Carmel; Bell, Emilia (2022). Mapping library activities to the UN SDGs. IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 2(2), 15-16
Since 2019 the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) Library has completed a mapping exercise with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developed in 2015, the seventeen UN SDGs are a call to action that aims to ensure that all humans can fulfill their potential, recognising the link between poverty, health, education, climate change and economic growth.
Fonteneau, Anne-Sophie (2020). Marguerite Yourcenar, une médiathèque engagée dans l'écologie. Bibliothèque(s), Vert-ueuses bibliothèques (Dossier)(102-103), 42-44
À l’origine simple fonds spécialisé, le fonds Écologie citoyenne et développement durable, inspire aujourd’hui pleinement la programmation culturelle, contribue à amener de nouveaux publics et ouvre la bibliothèque à la participation des usagers.
Tapia, Celeste (2022). Mason jar hydroponic gardening. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 23-26). ALA Editions
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil other traditional dirt medium and instead using a water solution that is rich in mineral nutrients. Plants can grow with their roots directly submerged in the mineral solution, or you can use perlite, gravel, or some other medium. Hydroponically grown foods not only taste better and are more nutritional, but you can change the properties of your food, monitor what goes into your food, and pollute less. You can also grow more food in less space. This is great for those who don't have a backyard or outdoor area to grow in. Weeds are eliminated in a hydroponic system, and pests are almost nonexistent.
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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