Nolan, Mary Ellen (2015). Bikes in the library: Pedaling for health, literacy, and green power. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 19(3/4), 265-270. DOI: 10.1080/15398285.2015.1094291
The New Hanover County Public Library’s Consumer Health librarian secured an Innovation grant from the North Carolina State Library to purchase exercise bicycles, generators, and kids’ reading tablets. This column outlines the experiences of the NHC-PL with this innovation grant. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd 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.)
Geißler, J. A.; Schumann, T. (2017). Bohnen, Bohrer, Samenbomben: Urban Gardening und neue Konzepte für die Bibliothek als Ort in der Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe. In Umlauf, Konrad; Werner, Klaus Ulrich; Kaufmann, Andrea (Hrsg.), Strategien für die Bibliothek als Ort (S. 151-159). De Gruyter Saur
Totten, Kathryn (2012). Bookmobiles are going green. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 133-137). Library Juice Press
Carpenter, Michael (2016). Books vs ebooks: Protect the environment with this simple decision
When talking about the books vs ebooks debate, often you'll hear people talk about how ebooks and ereaders help protect the environment. But let's do the math and see what are the advantages of ebooks over traditional books.
Reynolds, Krista M. (2012). Building a green community at the Concordia University Library. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 17-40). Library Juice Press
Chowdhury, Gobinda (2012). Building environmentally sustainable information services: A green is research agenda. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(4), 633-647. DOI: 10.1002/asi.21703
Osuchukwu, Ngozi Perpetua (2016). Building linkages with community groups for accessibility and sustainable development: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2016, Columbus, OH.
Many communities and their residents, especially in the rural areas still live in obscure environments where under service and exclusion prevent them from participating in decisions that concern their lives. These are citizens who have rights to functional existence, good governance and information literacy. The project of “Voice to the people” sampled 32 pilot communities in South East Nigeria for information awareness creation where voice was given to the poor and marginalized. The librarian in the beneficial organization with the Project Team executed baseline studies, identified the community stakeholders, leaders of all communities’ groups for engagement and sensitization. This Team became involved with communities’ events and programs, building their capacities in advocacies, charter of demands and work plans for invited spaces to participate and contribute in nation building. Spaces were created for women inclusion, youths and people with disabilities (PWDs) in order to build strong sustainable communities. There were institutionalizations of Town Hall meetings, invited spaces for constituency dialogues with community representatives in village squares. Communities started driving their own developments, passing information across all groups and consulting the Project Team for knowledge resources and partnerships. This project started by dissipating the shrouded uncertainty with steady flow of information activities.
Barbakoff, Audry; Barbakoff, Brett (2012). Building on green: Sustainable thinking goes beyond green to unite library space and community. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 225-240). Library Juice Press
Brodie, Maxine (2012). Building the sustainable library at Macquarie University. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 43(1), 4-16. DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2012.10722250
This article explores a number of current issues and challenges in sustainability, both of and in academic libraries of the future, using as a case study the new library opened at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2011. Issues covered include sustainable design and operation of library buildings, sustainability in relation to library collections, and the reframing of library organisational design and service provision for the future.
Marcotte, Alison (2020). By the numbers: Libraries and sustainability: Stats to mark 50 years of Earth Day. American Libraries, 51(March 2)
Earth Day will be observed April 22.
Müller, Christiane (2017). Bücher leihen, Ideen teilen - Bibliotheken in der Sharing Economy. Berlin: Simon Verlag für Bibliothekswissen. ISBN: 9783945610336
Warum kaufen, wenn man auch leihen kann, was man nur selten benutzt? Diese Idee steckt hinter den vielen Sharing-Angeboten, die derzeit überall aus dem Boden sprießen. Ob Autos, Kleider, Bohrmaschinen oder Arbeitsräume – all das muss man heute nicht mehr selbst besitzen: zumindest in größeren Städten gibt es Unternehmen oder nachbarschaftliche Projekte, die eine Nutzung auf Zeit anbieten. Sie kopieren damit das uralte Geschäftsmodell von Bibliotheken, die seit jeher ihre Bestände so verwalten, dass deren gemeinsame Nutzung durch eine Vielzahl von Menschen möglich wird. Was verändert sich nun für Bibliotheken, wenn so viele Nachahmer auf der Bildfläche erscheinen? Braucht man sie noch – oder können die neuen Konkurrenten deren Aufgabe nicht schneller und besser erfüllen? Oder können sie ganz im Gegenteil von diesem Trend profitieren, weil das Teilen und Tauschen gerade „in“ ist? Dieses Buch geht solchen Fragen nach und bereitet das Thema Sharing Economy und die Auswirkungen auf das Bibliothekswesen grundlegend auf.
Keite, Uta; Banduch, Raffael (2013). Bücherhallen Hamburg im rechten Licht: Neue Beleuchtung in der Zentralbibliothek. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 345-364). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2314
Die Bücherhallen Hamburg liefern ein Beispiel, auf welche Weise Bibliotheken ‚grüner‘ gestaltet werden können. Die Optimierung der Beleuchtung spielte eine entscheidende Rolle im Rahmen der Umbaumaßnahmen, um das kürzlich bezogene Kontorhaus den Anforderungen der Zentralbibliothek anzupassen. In Zusammenarbeit mit einem erfahrenen Lichtplaner und dem Architekten wurde die Beleuchtung entsprechend der Nutzung und dem Zweck der unterschiedlichen Zonen umgestaltet. Die einzelnen Bibliothekszonen mit eingesetzten Lampen, Leuchten und deren technischen Details sowie die daraus resultierenden Energieeinsparpotenziale werden beschrieben. Die Kosten werden den künftigen Ersparnissen gegenübergestellt. Schließlich werden ein Ausblick und der Anreiz zur Optimierung der Beleuchtung hinsichtlich eines positiven Einflusses auf Kundenzufriedenheit, Energie- und Kostenersparnis in der eigenen Bibliothek gegeben. Bücherhallen Hamburg – as one example of sustainability in libraries – made their central library greener by improving the lighting. While refurbishing the building in order to make it meet the requirements of a contemporary public library, the lighting facilities have been upgraded appropriately for the different library zones in collaboration with a lighting designer and the architect. This paper describes each zone, the installed lights and technical details as well as the resulting energy and investment savings. Finally the author puts the issue of lighting in perspective and encourages the optimization of lighting in order to achieve a positive impact on energy and investment savings in one’s own library.
Miller, Rebecca T. (2016). Calling all change agents: Let's build a sustainability movement. Library Journal, 141(19), 8
The author encourages libraries in the U.S. to promote sustainable development. Topics discussed include the New York Library Association (NYLA) Sustainability Initiative, the actions taken by the NYLA to promote sustainable development, and the influence and relevance of libraries on community development.
Pun, Raymond; Bustos, Jessica; Gaw, Elizabeth-Agenes; Lopez, Alfredo; Moreno, Karla; Rivas, Edwin; Salinthone, Xayaphone (2018). Campus sustainability and information literacy for first year students: Preserving the university’s environment for the future. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
What are universities doing today to preserve their environments for the future? How can the academic curriculum support campus sustainability efforts? How can librarians integrate information literacy in campus/STEM sustainability research? At Fresno State in California, incoming first year STEM students are part of a special research class designed to teach basic scientific research skills focusing on sustainability efforts. In addition, this research program is designed to recruit and retain first year STEM majors from women and underrepresented groups. This paper covers the academic librarian’s and six student teaching assistant’s experiences and examples of supporting campus sustainability research that utilizes information literacy skills. For the past three years, the academic librarian has been embedded in planning campus sustainability programs and research to support this effort. The paper provides a brief overview of the research questions and problems that students encountered from the levels of air pollution on campus to biodiversity in the campus gardens to food waste management. The paper will consider these questions, instruments, and the results to design their own campus/school sustainability program that integrates information literacy and research skills for their students and classes. The paper also shares the students’ perspectives and feedback on their experiences in learning and researching sustainability as a student and as an instructional student assistant at Fresno State.
Pun, Raymond (2017). Campus sustainability through information literacy: First-year STEM program students conduct research and make relevant recommendations at Fresno State. American Libraries, 48(September 12)
Supporting campus sustainability efforts through information literacy can be a fascinating experience for instruction librarians. For the past two years, I have been embedded in California State University, Fresno's First-Year STEM program, a grant-funded project aimed at supporting graduation initiatives and retaining underrepresented communities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As countries talk about climate change and ways of addressing accelerating climate instability in Paris this fortnight, it is appropriate and not only that, necessary as well, to discuss the environmental impact and sustainability of local and international library conferences. While it is very nice to travel to events (and I've done this numerous times,…
Rockwell, Jenny; Selden, David (2019). Carbon offsets for sustainable travel, a SustainRT ALA 2019 program
Smith Aldrich, Rebekkah (2017). Certified Sustainable. Library Journal, 142(16), 22-23
The article discusses the launch of Sustainable Libraries Certification program by the New York Library Association (NYLA) to create sustainable institutions that contribute to sustainable communities. It mentions technical assistance in completing the certification path will be provided by advisors and interns through NYLA-SI's partner Westchester Green Business and NYLA-SI and New York is poised to test this new resource in hopes that it will become a national.
Landes, Christopher (2018). Challenges and opportunities in implementing a sustainable approach at academic libraries: Fields of Action at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 181-196). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-018
Tanasijevic, Suzana; Pesic, Ivana (2019). Changing yourself will change the World – Public Library in Jagodina by developing the library according to the users’ needs will become a part of global changes worldwide: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
The poster shows how the Public Library in Jagodina with the implementation of three (still ongoing) digitally inclusive innovative services directly participates in the implementation of the UN AGENDA 2030 and achieves the following SDG’s: 4, 8, and 10. The Digital Citizen Project is supported by Google with the aim of transforming public libraries in the region into digital, innovative and educational centers that contribute to the development of a digitally advanced society. Using donated equipment of micro: bits, mi: node kits and a 3D printer Library organizes workshops educating children and youth to learn coding in order to prepare them successfully for today's demanding labor market needs. The project is particularly focused on children and young people who lack technological equipment. (Goal 4). The project, AgroLib-Ja started in 2010 with the support of the NGO EIFL-PLIP has revitalized four rural libraries and created a network of libraries that provide information and communication services especially for farmers. The aim of the project is to improve the lives of people in the villages and economically empower farmers through services: free internet access and ICT training, expert lectures in the field of agriculture, current literature and magazines, online marketplace for free advertising of farmers’ products. (Goals 4, 8). Within service Electricity letters – online literary magazine for children and youth, started in 2012, Library educates the youngest users through the new media. Library provides quick access to an e-publication for children and youth who do not have access to libraries. Library in this way reduces inequality between children in rural and urban areas with regard to equal access to information and education. (Goals 4, 10).
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The Bibliography Green Library is created in cooperation with the IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB).