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).
Bever, Greta (2012). Chicago standard operating procedure. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 7-16). Library Juice Press
Hauke, Petra (2016). Chinas Bibliotheken auf dem grünen Weg: Nachhaltige Bibliotheken in Hongkong, Peking und Guangzhou
China weiß um die Bedeutung von ökologischer Nachhaltigkeit. Sie wird nicht nur häufig thematisiert, sondern auch in entsprechenden Projekten umgesetzt. Dutzende sogenannter Ecocities, sind bereits im Bau, mehr als 200 sind derzeit geplant -- ob sie allerdings die ökologischen Probleme wirklich lösen, ist umstritten. Auch Bibliotheken, als öffentliche und gesellschaftlich geschätzte Einrichtungen mit großem Energiebedarf begeben sich auf den glqqgrünen Weggrqq und werden so zu Multiplikatoren mit Vorbildfunktion.
Charney, Madeleine; Smith, Sara (2017). Contemplative pedagogy & mindfulness for librarians. Five Colleges Consortium.
Charney, Madeleine; Colvin, Jenny (2018). Contemplative pedagogy: Building resilience in academic libraries. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 32-45). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-005
Blaine, Amy S. (2010). Creating a lean, green, library machine: Easy eco-friendly habits for your library. Library Media Connection, 28(4), 24-26
The article focuses on the creation of a lean and green library machine that is ecologically friendly for libraries in the U.S. It suggests some library media specialists to implement recycling, reducing, and reusing in their green initiative. The Department of Energy recommends computer users to turn them off when not in use for more than 20 minutes and shut off if unused for over two hours.
Lyons, Reneé (2019). Creating environmental stewards: Nonfiction prompting a sustainable planet. Children & Libraries, 17(2), 14-19
The article offers information on importance of green literature for environmental protection. Topics include loss of natural forests due to minimal activities; rate of extinction of rare animals due to deforestation; and need of books which presents models of promotion activities, field trips in schools, and associated events to access pro-environmental behaviors.
Wilson, Lizabeth A. (2012). Creating sustainable futures for academic libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 52(1), 78-93. DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2012.630241
Shaffer, Gary L. (2018). Creating the sustainable public library: The triple bottom line approach. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. ISBN: 9781440857027
Transform any public library into a truly sustainable organization―not just environmentally sustainable, but economically and socially sustainable as well―by following the directions and practices described in this book. Sustainability in the context of ensuring the long-term success of a public library involves more than green initiatives and conserving resources: textquotedblsustainabilitytextquotedbl for libraries also describes efforts to increase their institutions' relevance to their communities as well as to make their programs socially equitable and economically feasible―a substantial challenge. This book is a powerful tool that public librarians, library directors, and library managers can use to create a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) sustainable library, to lead sustainability initiatives in their community, and to identify and adjust their current practices that are considered sustainable to improve performance. The chapters focus on the elements of library sustainability separately, first addressing economic and environmental sustainability before examining the aspects of internal (workforce) and external (community-facing) social sustainability. The author presents numerous case studies throughout the book that enable readers to better understand how the sustainability principles described play out in the real world.
Olszak, Lydia (2018). Creating the sustainable public library: The triple bottom line approach: Review. Library Journal, 143(12), 82
Zlatar Radigović, Karolina (2019). Croatian Cyclolibrarians and Sustainable Development: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
As a means of advocacy, the Zagreb Library Association and the ZLA Bicyclists Working Group are organizing bicycle tours for the fifth year running. Cyclolibrarians aim to connect libraries, discuss professional experiences with fellow librarians and create new relationships necessary for future cooperation, all the while developing the culture of bicycling, a well-known mode of sustainable transport. ZLA Bicyclists promote a healthy lifestyle and caring for the community by introducing the participants of the tours to our cultural and natural heritage. With these day-long events, the cyclolibrarian community promotes diverse and valuable library programs and creates a network of advocates of books and libraries. The bicycle tours promote exercise in the outdoors, foster communication with book lovers and create a positive public image of libraries. Along the way, cyclolibrarians discuss books and professional experiences, socialize and, of course, ride – bicycles! The successful Bicycle Through Zagreb County Libraries program is being extended nationally under the name Bicycle Through Croatian Libraries.
Chant, Ian (2014). Crossroads of design. Library Journal, Library By Design, Fall 2014, 8-9
Information about a one-day event called the Design Institute held on May 16, 2014, sponsored by the textquotedblLibrary Journal,textquotedbl on library design is presented. Topics include sustainability, the U.S. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, and community engagement. The Design Institute featured Salt Lake County Library director Jim Cooper, Ian Godfrey of the University of Utah's Marriott Library, and architect Kenner Kingston at Architectural Nexus.
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (2016). Das Recht auf Zugang zu Information und Chancen für alle: Der Beitrag der Bibliotheken zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 der Vereinten Nationen.
Kilic, Didem Kan; Hasirci, Deniz (2011). Daylighting concepts for university libraries and their influences on users' satisfaction. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37(6), 471-479. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2011.07.003
Daylighting, a controlled architectural tool that influences users' perception and behavior, in university libraries and their influences on users' preference and satisfaction was examined in this study. The effects of daylighting in coordination with visual comfort, on university library users were measured in relation to four environmental processes, namely privacy, personal space, territoriality, and crowding. It was found that daylight and four environmental processes are related. It is believed that the consideration of this relationship will encourage students to use their libraries fully as an essential component of university education and campus life.
ALA American Library Association (2006). Decide Tomorrow Today! Libraries build sustainable communities
The author describes the possible role of libraries in promoting sustainability and the need to reduce or prevent climate change. She discusses the selection of "climate emergency" as Oxford's 2019 word of the year and its identification of a Word of the Year shortlist circling around issues related to the current climate emergency. She also commends several libraries certified through the New York Library Association's Sustainable Libraries Certification Program.
Civallero, Edgardo (2017). Degrowth is coming: What libraries can do to contribute to the downscaling debate
If libraries wish to collaborate with communities in the fight against climate change, they should actively contribute to the degrowth debate.
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (IFLA); Technology; Social Change Group, University of Washington (TASCHA) (2019). Desenvolvimento e acesso à informação 2019. Den Haag: . ISBN:
Purpose – To begin making the library sustainable requires a vision of what will be created and a description of the outcome of the process. This paper aims to address the issue Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a viewpoint on developing the sustainable library. Findings – Libraries have important roles to play in the unfolding internet saga, from preserving and organizing knowledge to accelerating and designing learning environments. Achieving sustainability is the new imperative, but the process is difficult, not easy. New mindsets, new strategies of collaboration and networking, widespread professional and staff engagement, and measuring and managing progress are all challenges to be met. Practical implications – In these troubled times clear vision and purpose are needed to maintain stakeholder support. Sustainability provides a model for designing appropriate vision, facilities, and services toward that end. Originality/value – The complexities of designing sustainable libraries requires ongoing discussion and exploration. This paper adds insight to the debate.
Ghorbani, Mahboubeh (2018). Designing a Green Library Evaluation checklist. [IFLA Green Library Award 2018 submission].
The aim of this study is to adjust a set of criteria for evaluating green features of libraries and provide a guideline for greening libraries . The criteria were gathered by reviewing green buildings standards and literatures such as Leed and green libraries studies ,and also through interviews with experts in the field of environment and library science and analyzing their responses. The results of this study are presented in a checklist containing 103 criteria in 7 section. The sections are Building and equipment, Strategic planning and management, Creating motivation, commitment and culture in librarians towards environmental management , collection development, information organization, information dissemination and participation and supporting national and international sustainable development programs. finally, was conducted a survey to evaluate Iranian Academic Libraries green features using the checklist the first stage of study. The research population was comprised of the managers of Iranian Academic libraries affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Iran's Islamic Azad University and a total of 186 libraries were included . The results showed that, green library criteria were observed average in iranian academic libraries.
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