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.
Premarathne, B. N. G. S.; Bandara, B. E. S. (2019). Current status of Green Library Concept in public libraries of Central Province in Sri Lanka. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 22(2), 119-128. DOI: 10.4038/jula.v22i2.7941
Green Library concept minimizes the negative effect on the natural environment and improves the quality of the library services by effective and sustainable use of resources. Concept of green library movement among the Sri Lankan library field is still at the grassroots level, whereas in the international scenario, it has already gained popularity. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to identify the current situation of green library initiatives in public libraries in Central province and to find out the level of awareness on green library concept among the library professionals. Survey research design was applied by using questionnaires. There are 193 public libraries in Central province but only 83 libraries are functioning with the Librarians Grade I, II or III. Other libraries are functioning as a reading room or branch libraries without a librarian. Total of 83 public libraries were selected purposively where there are authorized persons to manage them. The Response rate was 83%. Other than that, library visits and observations are also used for the analysis. Selected public libraries are governed by the provincial local government authorities and there were different grades of librarians in each library. There are 62% adults and 38% of children are the registered user community. It was investigated that the selected libraries are fairly applying the green library concept in their libraries without knowing the green concept. They have applied this concept in the areas of waste disposal, cleaning, energy savings, gardening, natural ventilation methods and lightings in an environmental friendly way. The study found that the availability of limited land area, limited fund allocations, limited staff, administrative issues and limited resources are the barriers to create an environmental friendly library. Results concluded that the green library initiatives in public libraries of the central province are still not at in a satisfactory level. Therefore, well - planned policy is required to implement this timely important concept to Sri Lankan public libraries.
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. American Libraries, 48(August 4)
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.
Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e.V. (2016). Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie der Bundesregierung - der Beitrag der Bibliotheken zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 der Vereinten Nationen. Stellungnahme des Deutschen Bibliotheksverbandes (dbv).
Der Deutsche Bibliotheksverband (dbv) begrüßt den Neuauflagenentwurf der deutschen Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie im Rahmen der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Vereinten Nationen und macht die Bundesregierung darauf aufmerksam, dass Bibliotheken relevante Kultur- und Bildungseinrichtungen mit dem Auftrag des freien Zugangs zur Information sind, die bei der Erfüllung der Agenda-Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung eine wichtige Rolle spielen können.
International Federation of Library Associations; Institutions (IFLA); Technology; Social Change Group, University of Washington (TASCHA) (2019). Development and access to information. Den Haag: IFLA. ISBN: 978-90-77897-74-4
Scheeder, Donna (2019). Development and access to information: Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals. Online Searcher, 43(1), 46-47
The article focuses on the importance of the access to information in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which U.S. adopted in 2015. It discusses the role of the world libraries through the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), digital divide leading to information poverty.
Klauser, H. (2018). Die Agenda 2030 erreicht die Bibliotheken in Deutschland: Die 17 Nachhaltigkeitsziele der Vereinten Nationen und die Aufgabe und Chance der Bibliotheken bei der Zielerfüllung. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 70(12), 686-688
Goethe-Institut Bratislava (2016). Die Bibliothek der Dinge: Welche Rolle spielen Bibliotheken in der "sharing economy"?. BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 68(7), 439-441
Das Goethe-Institut, das sich im Jahr 2016 weltweit mit Ideen rund um das Thema "Teilen und Tauschen" auseinandersetzt, sieht insbesondere für seine Bibliotheken hier ein neues Betätigungsfeld Ein Erfahrungsbericht des Goethe-Instituts Bratislava.
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).