Hauke, Petra; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (2013). The second-hand library - a way of reducing the ecological footprint. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 175-194). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2302
Old buildings are being converted into libraries all over the world. The process of re-using a building which formerly had a different function into a library is quite obviously a recycling issue. The transformation of an existing building with a prior non-library function into a library brings the challenge and the opportunity for sustainable thinking in library planning. As non-renewable resources are decreasing, re-using and recycling are going to become increasingly necessary in the future. The recycling of old buildings means reducing the ecological footprint of library buildings in a cost-effective and efficient way. Quite apart from “green” aspects like water conservation, energy conservation, recycled or sustainable building materials, indoor air quality, and solar power from photovoltaic panels, the planning of an adaptive re-use is a very different task than the planning of a library in a totally new building. Some best-practice case studies from different countries are presented. Überall auf der Welt werden bestehende alte Gebäude in Bibliotheken umgewandelt. Dieser Prozess der Umwidmung eines Gebäudes mit einer vormals anderen Funktion ist ganz offensichtlich ein Fall von Recycling. Die Umwandlung eines Bestandsgebäudes in eine Bibliothek stellt eine Herausforderung und eine Chance dar, Nachhaltigkeitsaspekte in die Planung einzubringen. Da nicht erneuerbare Ressourcen schwinden, wird das Wiederverwenden und Recycling in Zukunft zunehmend notwendiger. Das Recycling eines alten Gebäudes bedeutet, den ökologischen Fußabdruck eines Bibliotheksgebäudes auf kosteneffiziente und effektive Weise zu verringern. Abgesehen von den ‚grünen‘ Themen wie z.B. die Verringerung des Wasserverbrauches, Energieeinsparung, die Verwendung von aufbereiteten und nachhaltig produzierten Baumaterialien, die Qualität der Innenraumluft oder die Nutzung von Solarenergie mittels Fotovoltaik ist die Nachnutzung eine gänzlich andere Herausforderung als die Planung eines völlig neuen Bibliotheksgebäudes. Drei Best Practice Beispiele aus unterschiedlichen Ländern sollen das illustrieren.
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).
Lumpkin Brown, Ellen (2023). The surprising power of hand sewing: Use a rugged old skill to mend, extend, and uptrend clothes and accessories. In Kroski, Ellyssa (Hrsg.), 25 ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries (S. 93-103). ALA Editions
This fun program transforms an essential pioneer craft into a powerful skill for modern, sustainable (and fashionable) living today. Hand sewing is a humble, practical art. With just a little practice and a few simple supplies, you can present an introductory sessionto your patrons that is brimming with discovery. At one time, everything from clothing to wagon covers was sewn by hand. Nowadays, there is a new appreciation for the value, beauty, mindfulness, and ethical rationale around hand stitching. Such a program is enjoyable, economical, and portable and requires minimal storage space. The program is especially good for young patrons, and participants will learn an impressive array of uses for the simple, straight-running stitch. At the end of the workshop, patrons will be familiar with how to repair, patch, embellish, and extend the life of clothes and accessories. This brief guide will provide everything needed to offer a memorable and exciting program and a skill that will last a lifetime, step by step.
Pun, Raymond; Shaffer, Gary L. (Hrsg.) (2019). The sustainable library's cookbook. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries(ACRL). 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. (Verlagstext)
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.
Brown, Allen (2022). Tips for designing a Green Library -- Green Building Canada
Libraries are under increasing pressure to reduce their environmental impact, and many are looking for ways to make their buildings more sustainable. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are several steps library administrators can take to green up their libraries. We will explore eight of the best tips for designing a green library so that you can start making your library more sustainable today.
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]
ENSULIB Working Group (2022). Tools for Green Libraries.
The goal of this growing Green Libraries Toolbox is to provide resources and stories to help all people working in libraries to learn, investigate, find partners and discover ways to get involved with sustainability in libraries. In this first version we have divided the document into five large sections: Clarifying concepts, includes concepts we consider important to know and often difficult to understand the reference; International framework, includes guides, documents and resources made by the United Nations and IFLA as well as a list of international and national working groups in this field from different countries of the world; Resources, includes books, articles, videos, repositories, games, blogs, etc.; Green Libraries in the World, includes networks and inspiring experiences of sustainable libraries in different countries in their own language; Annual International Days, includes selected International Days of the United Nations related to the environment and we have connected them with the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
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.
Lewis, Katie (2014). Transforming your library with a garden. Public Libraries Online, September 19
A recent article in School Library Journal describes how libraries support development by starting gardens. As we navigate the busy fall season, take a few minutes to think about how starting a garden can help expand your community outreach, participation, and mission. Here are some main points from the SLJ article about the first steps for creating a garden at your library, as well as the many benefits associated with such a project.
Shaffer, Gary L. (2017). Triple bottom line sustainability: Economic and social considerations have a role in building sustainable libraries. American Libraries, 48(June 15)
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.
Redaktion BuB (2022). Umweltbildung in niedersächsischen Bibliotheken: Die Büchereizentrale Niedersachsen hat für 2022 ihre neue Kampagne "Bildung - Nachhaltigkeit - Bibliothek (BiNaBi)" ausgerufen. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 74(4)
Die Büchereizentrale Niedersachsen ruft 2022 ihre neue Kampagne »Bildung – Nachhaltigkeit – Bibliothek (BiNaBi)« aus, mit der in den kommenden zwei Jahren Öffentliche Bibliotheken in Niedersachsen im Bereich Umweltbildung gefördert werden.
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.
Adil Tengku Izhar, Tengku (2016). Understanding the Mechanism of Social Media to Promote Green Initiative for Library Sustainability. International Journal for Infonomics, 9(4), 1247-1254. DOI: 10.20533/IJI.1742.4712.2016.0153
Social media is a platform to facilitate libraries and their users. The challenge is to use social media for green companies by giving the value to the consumer in the comparison of products and services The aim of this paper is to review previous study that underpins a seamless integration of library green initiative using social media.In order to achieve this aim, we tackle the literature to incorporate social media and library green initiative. The results can lead to some new evaluation methods in green technology from library perspective. The outcome will offer an enormous opportunity to advance the science of data analytics so that future researchers will have a new understanding on what is needed to use social media as a tool to improve library sustainability. The conduct of this survey will ensure the projects agility in responding to unfolding events, and substantially enhance its ability to engage in and impact on green technology and societies.
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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