Creating the Sustainable Public Library by Gary Shaffer
Publication Date: 2018-03-15
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. * Offers theory and practical advice on implementing a sustainability program from a recognized expert in management and sustainability in the library environment * Presents step-by-step instructions for creating a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) sustainable public library * Addresses a highly relevant and timely topic with librarians and library administrators
Public Libraries Going Green by Kathryn Miller
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Going green is now a national issue, and patrons expect their library to respond in the same way many corporations have. Libraries are going green with logos on their Web sites, programs for the public, and a host of other initiatives. This is the first book to focus strictly on the librarys role in going green.
Ecology, Economy, Equity by Mandy Henk
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
In the first book to serioudly examine the future of libraries in a climae reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-free future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical. Using the "three E's" of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, she traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-free library. Rooted in the latest science but firmly focused on concrete action, her book * Makes the case for sustainable libraries, tying the values that define the profession to the necessity of rethinking library operations and servicse in light of climate change * Guides readers through the first steps, with advice on starting the conversation, conducing outreach to stakeholders, and forming a sustainability committee * Includes a Sustainability Assessment and a sample sustainability plan that libraries can tailor for use at their own institution * Looks at the challlengse of technology and corporate power in the library, addressing the power imbalance between large corporations and libraries and suggesting alternatives to the status quo * Discusses how to combine advocacy with activism to encourage a socially just, safely powered world
Public Libraries and Resilient Cities by Michael Dudley
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.
Greening Libraries by Monika Antonelli (Editor); Mark McCullough (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
How Green Is My Library? by Sam McBane Mulford; Ned A. Himmel
Publication Date: 2009-12-22
While there is a broad spectrum of ecological sophistication within libraries nationwide and some regions are at the forefront of sustainable of sustainable design and operations, others are just beginning or have yet to integrate materials recycling into their daily practice. A few jurisdictions are mandating LEED certified buildings and carbon-neutral practices, while others do not yet have these concepts on their radars.
The Shoestring Library by Sheryl Kindle Fullner
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
An organized collection of budget saving methods, materials, and strategies, these tips are all tried-and-true examples of ways to stretch the media specialist's budget and time, and change even the drabbest library into an inviting oasis of learning. * Includes 360 plus hints for enhancing your library * Provides more than 114 green ideas * Hints are visually organized with icons for each chapter so flipping through the book nets the exact hint you need * 60 black-and-white photographs demonstrate how ordinary students can transform a space into "their" library