Jankowska, Maria A.; Smith, Bonnie J.; Buehler, Marianne A. (2014). Engagement of academic libraries and information science schools in creating curriculum for sustainability: An exploratory study. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(1), 45-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.10.013
In 2010, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education released, ``Sustainability curriculum in higher education: A call to action,'' encouraging infusion of sustainability topics into universities' teaching and research. Since then, academic programs and research related to social, economic, and environmental sustainability have enriched university curricula. An exploratory study was conducted to determine the position and engagements of academic libraries and information science schools in their contributions to scholarly sustainability activities and curricular initiatives. This article presents the results of the study which reveals a number of engagements by library professionals in the areas of sustainability, such as increasing open access to research, building sustainability-related collections and research guides, and incorporating sustainability content into information literacy. While academic libraries and information science schools are engaged in a broad spectrum of initiatives that support their institutions' sustainability research and curricular functions, this study indicates that such activities require a more targeted approach.
Dadzie, Perpetua S.; Martin-Yeboah, Ebenezer; Tachie-Donkor, Gloria (2016). Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all: the role of Ghanaian academic libraries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016, Columbus, OH.
Good health and well-being are central to human development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 highlights the aspirations of this new universal agenda towards healthy living and well-being by 2030. All institutions, stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership are expected to help national government attain the SDGs. This paper assesses the role of ten academic libraries in Ghana in meeting the Sustainable Development Goal 3. Using the case study approach, ten librarians were interviewed to ascertain the current and future roles in attaining the SDG3, their mode of collaboration and the challenges they encounter in the implementation of SDG3. Findings reveal that librarians have been collaborating with health and allied institutions in an often subtle manner to address some health concerns of the communities they serve. Traditional authorities, youth groups, faith-based organisations as well as government agencies were identified as potent partners for libraries to collaborate with to help attain the SDG 3. Interpersonal methods such as Focus Group Discussions and role-play, as well as mass methods such as print, electronic and social media, posters and flyers were identified as efficient means to reach out to people for the purposes of ensuring healthy lives and well-being. Issues which emerged as possible threat to this effort include perceived role conflict, funding, credibility of information, community acceptance. It is recommended that for any initiative of this nature to succeed, there must be a strong policy at the local or inter-institutional level for increased cooperation. Librarians on the other hand, are expected to assert themselves and play a strong advocacy role in addressing an important national agenda such as the SDG3.
Freie Universität Berlin; Zentrale Online-Redaktion (2019). Entspannen unter Strom: Stromerzeugendes Fahrradergometer für Studierende in der Philologischen Bibliothek der Freien Universität aufgestellt
Besucherinnen und Besucher der Philologischen Bibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin haben seit dem 10. Januar die Möglichkeit, nicht nur Bücher zu wälzen, sondern auch in die Pedale zu treten. Auf Anregung der Bibliotheksangestellten Janet Wagner wurde im Lounge-Bereich in der dritten Etage der Bibliothek ein Fahrradergometer zur Verfügung gestellt. So können Nutzerinnen und Nutzer sich zwischen ihren Lernphasen bewegen und ablenken oder während des Lesens strampeln. Die körperlichen Mühen haben aber auch einen umweltfreundlichen Mehrwert: Das Fahrradergometer erzeugt beim Radeln Strom, der zum Aufladen von Smartphones oder anderen mobilen Endgeräten ausreicht.
Knapp, Veronika (2020). Entwicklungsziele im Bibliotheksalltag verankern. Büchereiperspektiven, 2, 6-7
Was können öffentliche Bibliotheken zur Umsetzung der 17 globalen nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele beitragen? Einige Erfahrungen aus der Stadtbibliothek Innsbruck.
Dias, Sandra Moura (2017). Environmental Sustainability for public libraries in Portugal: A first approach. Electronic Green Journal, 1(40), 1-15
This article shares the results of the investigation on environmental sustainability practices within public libraries in Portugal for the Master Course in Library and Information Science at Lisbon University. The work intends to be a line of thought that meets the goals for sustainable development outlined by the United Nations and the International Federation of Libraries Association - a proposal for the inclusion of libraries and information in the post-2015 agenda. The research of green libraries around the world demonstrated a growing number that applies environmental sustainability criteria in their strategic and management action. Emerging academic research, conferences and seminars devoted to the theme proposed revision of the academic curriculum in Library Information Science. Library professional associations worldwide are creating working groups and encourage debate on environmental sustainability and the concept of "global library". To understand the Portuguese situation in this matter, questionnaires were sent to all municipal libraries in each district, resulting in a sample of 84 public libraries. [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.
Singh, Priti; Mishra, Rajani (2019). Environmental Sustainability in libraries through green practices/services. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2312
This paper is an attempt to discuss the role of green practices/services which are incorporated within libraries towards environmentally sustainable. With continuous use and easy availability of new technologies like computer printers, faxes, and photocopiers etc. it is very important to protect the environment. Since, all these machines have an impact using paper, ink, and electricity on the environment. This paper begins with an explanation of sustainability, environmental sustainability, green printing, and copying etc. Further, demonstrates the various sustainable strategies for the libraries. And also highlights the strategies for overcoming the impact of paper use, ink use and electricity. This paper will also provide a different approach for librarians to achieve green practices/services. The adverse impact of new technologies on the environment also increases the requirement of green practices/services within libraries and reducing the carbon footprint, which will automatically enhance the environmentally sustainable practices, a valuable step for enhancing the lifestyle of society.
Simpson, Martha Seif (1995). Environmental awareness activities for librarians and teachers: 20 interdisciplinary units for use in grades 2-8. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN: 9780786400645
The 20 environmental units here are divided into three broad categories (Our Planet's Resources, Our Planet's Natural Habitats, and Preserving Our Planet), and include such subjects as the atmosphere, water, energy, seas and oceans, rain forests, grasslands, urban environments, and waste and recycling. Each unit gives specific activities in library skills, arts and crafts, spelling and vocabulary, geography, math, music and theater arts, English composition, science, history and sociology, and other topics for discussion for grades two through eight. Suggested resources, additional reading lists and a list of addresses to write to for further information conclude each environmental unit.
Manna, Dibyendu; Chakraborty, Susmita (2021). Environmental consciousness as perceive among Government Sponsored Town Libraries in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India: A study.
The present study deals with the environmental consciousness as perceive among Government Sponsored Town Libraries in Cooch Behar. The objectives of the present study is to find how environmental consciousness as perceive among Government Sponsored Town Libraries in Cooch Behar to prevent global warming? The study is to answer the entire question. The study of above topic has been based on questionnaire method. All the data have been collected from 7 (Seven) Government Sponsored Town Library through a standard questionnaire based on some parameters which have been taken from IFLA (International Federation of Library Association and Institution) green library guide line and from other synchronous and asynchronous mode. Collected data has been analyzed and presented in the form of tables. Interpretation has been drawn on the basis of analysis data. References cited are based on American Psychological Association style.
Jankowska, Maria Anna (2012). Environmental programs and green practices: An American Library Association timeline from 1989-2010. In Antonelli, Monika; McCullough, Mark (Hrsg.), Greening libraries (S. 209-223). Library Juice Press
Cardoso, Nathalice Bezerra (2018). Environmental responsibility in Brazilian libraries: Applying environmental management, disseminating environmental information and putting into practice. In Hauke, Petra; Charney, Madeleine; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Going green: implementing sustainable strategies in libraries around the world (S. 60-74). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.1515/9783110608878-007
Zastrow, Jan (2019). Environmental sustainability and climate action in libraries and archives. Computers in Libraries, 39(10), 11-14
Climate change will affect libraries and archives in ways we can hardly yet fathom, and it’s happening faster than any of us imagined. The 2018 report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), written and edited by 91 scientists from 40 countries analyzing more than 6,000 scientific studies, found that the immediate consequences of climate change are far more dire than originally predicted.
Townsend, Andrea K. (2014). Environmental sustainability and libraries: Facilitating user awareness. Library Hi Tech News, 31(9), 21-23. DOI: 10.1108/LHTN-07-2014-0059
Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to examine how Canadian Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified libraries are facilitating awareness about environmental sustainability to library users. Design/methodology/approach Twenty-four Canadian LEED-certified libraries were surveyed regarding internal initiatives, and methods used to promote their certification and green building features to library users. Findings The research found that the majority of Canadian LEED-certified libraries were incorporating a variety of internal initiatives and methods to highlight their LEED-certification to library users. The findings show the majority of these libraries were actively involved in creating awareness about this topic to library users. Originality/value This research may provide valuable information for libraries wanting to incorporate initiatives that bring awareness to environmental sustainability, or for libraries wanting to use existing green building features to help leverage awareness and learning about this topic.
Qutab, Saima; Faruqui Ali, Z.; Shafi Ullah, F. (2016). Environmentally sustainable library buildings: Opportunities and challenges for Asian countries. Paper presented at the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Energy crisis and environmental challenges are becoming greater economic, health and social concerns of the day. Building design and construction processes, whether in the developing or developed world, have to address environmental issues. Library buildings, commonly known as intellectually stimulating and scholarly community places, have been, for some time dealing with this pressing need in quite a few countries. The Green Library Movement discussions in terms of building design and construction of libraries have been going on for a few decades, but only a handful of libraries with green or environmentally sustainable design have been built so far in the Asian context. In most cases, the budget allocation for library buildings is low making the case for sustainable and energy efficient buildings, stronger. This research tries to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of green or environmentally sustainable library buildings, focusing specifically on Asian countries with locally available resources, standards and climate assessments.
Geißler, Jens A.; Schumann, Tim (2017). Ernte Deine Stadt: Die Stadtbibliothek Bad Oldesloe betreibt mit ganz unterschiedlichen Partnern nachhaltige und grüne Bibliotheksarbeit - und erhält dafür den "IFLA Green Library Award 2017". BuB, Forum Bibliothek und Information, 69(11), 640-643
International Federation of Library Associations_and_Institutions (IFLA) (2018). Esempi, educatrici, facilitatrici: Biblioteche e sostenibilità: Come le biblioteche contribuiscono alla sostenibilità.
Le biblioteche sono senza dubbio un precoce esempio di economia della condivisione. Acquistando i libri collettivamente (sia tramite sottoscrizione nel caso di biblioteche private, sia con le tasse nel caso di biblioteche pubbliche), si sono dimostrate un ottimo modo di massimizzare l'accesso riducendo i consumi.
Mittrowann, Andreas; Sprißler, Ingo (2013). Ethisches Handeln vs. ökonomische Anforderungen: Umweltmanagement in einem mittelständischen Unternehmen am Beispiel der ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Werner, Klaus Ulrich (Hrsg.), The Green Library - Die grüne Bibliothek (S. 381-392). De Gruyter Saur. DOI: 10.18452/2317
Nachhaltigkeit und Umweltmanagement in Unternehmen haben in den vergangenen Jahren vor dem Hintergrund von Globalisierung, dem veränderten Bewusstsein der Konsumenten und als Wettbewerbsfaktor eine gestiegene Bedeutung erhalten. Die ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH als größter deutscher Komplettanbieter für Bibliotheken hat im Jahr 2011 ein Umweltmanagement eingeführt sowie eine Zertifizierung nach DIN EN ISO 14001 erlangt. Diese DIN ist auf dem Weg, eine ebenso große Bedeutung zu erlangen wie die ISO 9001, die inzwischen zu einem internationalen Maßstab für das Qualitätsmanagement geworden ist. Diese DIN-Norm hilft Unternehmen bei der systematischen, dokumentierten, objektiven und regelmäßigen Bewertung ihrer Leistung für die Umwelt. Der Beitrag fokussiert auf das Thema Umweltmanagement und schildert die grundlegenden Überlegungen vor der Einführung und geht auf die Prozessschritte ein. Ein Ausblick auf die geplanten, weiteren Schritte und eine Vision für die Unternehmenszukunft in diesem Bereich schließen die Darstellung ab. Against the background of globalization and a new awareness by customers, sustainability and environmental management have become more and more important. In 2011 ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH, the largest German library supplier, implemented an environmental management strategy and achieved DIN EN ISO 14001 certification. This certification is becoming as important as the certification ISO 9001, which is an international measure of requirements for quality management systems. The DIN 14001 standard supports companies in systemology, and well-documented, objective and continual evaluation of their environmental performance. This article takes as its theme environmental management and describes the basic considerations to be taken into account before the introduction of such a management approach. It describes the steps to be taken throughout the process. To conclude the article, the next stage in the process is described and a view of where the business is going in terms of environmental awareness is outlined.
Noh, Younghee; Ahn, In-Ja (2018). Evaluation indicators for green libraries and library eco-friendliness. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology, 8(1), 51-77. DOI: 10.5865/IJKCT.2018.8.1.051
This study aimed to determine eco-friendly factors on the aspects of library service, materials provided or handled by the library, and programs including educational programs. Furthermore, it was setup to perform a trial evaluation for the eco-friendliness of the library based on the determined evaluation standards by this study. Results are as follows; First, regarding the question of 'Do employees of the library think that establishment of green libraries is necessary?', the employees of the libraries responded yes by 65.52%, but only 4.6% responded that it would not be necessary. Second, in analyzing the most important evaluation areas of green libraries according to the opinions of the libraries' employees, they were ranked in order: the indoor environment, energy and prevention of environmental pollution, and material and resource areas. Third, 11 areas were determined to evaluate the level of greening in the libraries; the highest averages were scored 510 for the area of energy and prevention of environmental pollution, 415 for the area of library resource, and 320 for the area of indoor environment. Last, the libraries were graded based on actual data according to the results to measure the level of greening, two libraries were graded as Diamond, the highest grade, accounting for 15.39% of all libraries; Gold and Silver grades accounted for another 15.39%, together five Certified graded libraries accounted for 38.46%, which was the highest rate among the libraries. Any library scoring less than 20% when compared to the full score was graded as Non-certified, and one library, which scored 15.06% fell into this category. The results of this study set up to serve as basic data for the direction of development for green libraries in our country, as well as reference for the employees of libraries in constructing or remodeling library buildings, establishing service infrastructure, providing information service, and planning library duties in an eco-friendly way.
Kubilius, Donatas; Gasiūnaitė, Vaida (2019). Every good adaptation is also an innovation: Poster presented at IFLA WLIC 2019, Athens, Greece.
textquotedblEvery good adaptation is also an innovationtextquotedbl poster represents Makerspace textquotedblPATS SAUtextquotedbl in National library of Lithuania. It is an open access and free of charge service for schoolers that brings the change to learning experience. Poster represents benefits (advantages) that Makerspace brings to National Library, Public libraries and most importantly to the users. The aim of the poster is to present Makerspace as a bridge that connects Traditional Library and emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Coding, sustainable design, Virtual Reality and etc. Makerspace is a successful service from National Library of Lithuania that proved to be a good way to attract new users and strengthen library‘s community. In almost 3 years‘ time 10000 users have used our services and discovered library in a new and exiting way. IFLA WLIC 2019 main topic “Dialogue for change“ was exactly what we wanted to communicate through bringing our expertise to the conference. Our successful service is a great way to encourage other libraries to take on courageous initiatives, unconventional solutions and open the libraries‘ door to meet technological changes that are forming new way of learning, communicating, sharing and creating. Short movies about Makerspace that were used along with the printed poster: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZHTxpVgsgcOTYh3e6OxyQzfjt9Plre_9
Häivälä, Heidi (2012). Every little helps towards sustainable development. In Sonkkanen, Leila; Asikainen, Minna; Sahavirta, Harri (Hrsg.), Green@library (S. 26).
Niess, Robert (2021). Exceptional libraries and distinctive architecture: Celebrating reuse. In Hauke, Petra; Latimer, Karen; Niess, Robert (Hrsg.), New libraries in old buildings (S. 7-17). De Gruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9783110679663-002
This chapter traces some of the origins, developments and newer tendencies in reuse architecture from the perspective of the architect. Furthermore, it examines possible sustainability issues and qualities, beyond the obvious recycling aspect, inherently rooted in the practice of reuse architecture. The chapter also provides insight into some of the practical aspects of conversion and adaptive reuse from the planning stage at the drawing board to the reality of the building site, while maintaining a theoretical underpinning of this praxis, which the author considers to be a genre of its own. Accompanying the theoretical and practical overview, the chapter casts a critical eye over the relationship of formalised historic preservation methods and traditions in relation to the growth and popu-larity of reuse architecture and questions its future trajectory.
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