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
Step-by-step instructions to guide you through exciting projects for makers of all skill levels. As a bonus, find useful info on how to customize and use these projects for outreach and promotion of your makerspace, your library, or your institution.
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
Like the sun, books are a renewable resource and come with next to no cost of energy. The BookboXX project engages trainees from different professions, bringing books to a larger segment of society and involving society in a new understanding of sustainability. The BookboXX speaks to citizens of every age by offering a deeper sense of place, an interdisciplinary and creative outlet, free resources and in some cases the role of memorialising very difficult times as well as challenging situations. Receiving international recognition, the BookboXX project represents the splendour and simplicity of human potential.
Mwanzu, Arnold; Bosire-Ogechi, Emily; Odero, Damaris (2023). The Emergence of Green Libraries in Kenya: Insights From Academic Libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 49(5), 102601. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102601
Environmental protection is an increasingly pressing issue all over the world. Ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, global climate changes, and global warming are among rising environmental concerns. During a recent climate change conference, i.e., COP 26 in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021, the Glasgow climate pact was unveiled to drive action across the globe on mitigation- reducing emissions; adaptation -- helping those already affected by climate change, finance -- enabling countries to deliver on their climate goals and collaboration- working together to deliver even more significant action. Libraries have not been left behind and are engaging in green initiatives to lessen global warming and safeguard the environment through the green library initiative (Singh \& Mishra, 2019). Librarians are slowly becoming eco-conscious and developing the sense of creating libraries that minimize power consumption and become energy efficient and environmentally friendly to attain sustainable libraries or green libraries. There is limited research on green initiatives in libraries in Africa, although a lot is being done in some libraries to ensure environmental sustainability. A case study of academic libraries in Kenya was done to establish the perspectives of librarians on going green and levels of adoption while also exploring the motivations and barriers to environmental sustainability championed by libraries. Through purposive sampling, the study looked at ten academic libraries in Kenya that are perceived to be either partially or fully green. Head librarians of these institutions were taken through interviews to explore the adoption of green initiatives. Observation and document review were also used in the mixed methods case study.
Rubinacci, Giuseppina (2022). The Faro Convention and Sustainable Development Goals: Crossed destinies (Italy). IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 2(1), 16
The conference titled The Faro Convention and Sustainable Development Goals: Crossed Destinies, was organized by Centro Universitario Europeo per i Beni Culturali (CUEBC) and by the Italian Library Association (AIB), and hosted in the lovely city of Ravello, located in the Amalfi Coast in South Italy, on 10--11 June 2022. The conference promoted a constructive public reflection about possible perspectives of development and integration of activities for the implementation of the Faro Convention and about the value of cultural heritage for the improvement of the quality of life. The recognition of the value of culture for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals is a main feature that the Agenda 2030 shares with the Faro Convention.
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.
Pun, Priscilla (2021). The IFLA Green Library Award 2021 (Since 2016). IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter, 1(1), 16-18
The annual IFLA Green Library Award was initiated by ENSULIB in 2016 with the support of IFLA, to reward the best green library submissions that communicate the library's commitment to the environment, society, and sustainability locally and worldwide. Since its establishment in 2016, more than 200 submissions have been received from all around the world. An international review committee consisting of about 30 members of library professionals, LIS graduate students and architects has been formed each year to evaluate the submissions.
Noon, Pat (2008). The Lanchester Library - building a sustainable library. LIBER Quarterly, 18(2), 129-136. DOI: 10.18352/lq.7916
The award winning Lanchester Library is the largest deep plan naturally ventilated building in Europe and has consistently delivered significant energy savings compared to air conditioned buildings. The article provides some background to the design and explains the sustainable features of the building as well as describing how flexibility was built into the building to enable the library service to evolve in response to changing user needs.
Kamińska, Anna Malgorzata; Opaliński, Lukasz; Wyciślik, Lukasz (2022). The Landscapes of sustainability in the library and information science: Systematic literature review. Sustainability, 14(1), 441. DOI: 10.3390/su14010441
In times of real threats to the continuity of the human civilization resulting from environmental degradation, depletion of natural resources, overpopulation, and other adverse factors, the issue of sustainable development is the subject of interest of many scientific disciplines. As a leading objective of this paper, the authors take up the topic of sustainable development seen through the lenses of the library and information science, which is considered with special attention paid to its economic, social, environmental, and cultural dimensions. In addition to reviewing the most important literature, the authors also explore the subject matter from a quantitative perspective. As a result of the research, the authors identify the key areas that affect libraries as cultural and scientific institutions, in which work related to the sustainability concept is actively carried out. Quantitative research allowed to determine the proportions of efforts made by scientists within the previously selected areas, and to outline trends observed within those areas---that is, to identify which areas have recently been gaining importance, and which may have ceased to be exploited. The authors hope that the research results not only shed light on the landscape of world science in the subject matter, but above all, that they support contemporary researches of these fields by identifying potentially the most important works influencing the shape of particular research areas, and the identification of current trends, which are present within the mentioned areas as well. Further research directions, which are potentially worth undertaking, are also emphasized.
Embree, Jennifer K.; Gilman, Neyda V. (2020). The Library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. International Journal of Librarianship, 5(2), 26-44. DOI: 10.23974/ijol.2020.vol5.2.172
As the topic of sustainability becomes more relevant to all types of libraries, two academic science librarians share a case study on identifying and filling gaps in sustainability-related engagement, education, and collaboration at a mid-sized R1 research university. Seeking to transform their academic library into a Campus Sustainability Hub, the two authors began working towards this ambitious goal by establishing strong partnerships with sustain ability-minded organizations and individuals both on and off campus, as well as by prioritizing the creation of community-centered programming that would engage audiences in sustainability content, research, and activism. After more than a year of building collaborations and fostering community engagement, they were successful in accomplishing their goal of establishing their academic library as a Campus Sustainability Hub. This case study provides more details on how the librarians reached this goal, including why they initially decided to undertake such a large task, how they chose to define a ``Sustainability Hub,'' what benchmarks they needed to meet in order to obtain this status, how they reached these benchmarks, and how they plan on continuing to grow this initiative.
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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