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Title: Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World — Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
Authors: IFLA Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section
Hauke, Petra
Charney, Madeleine
Sahavirta, Harri
Keywords: Subject::Environment
Subject::Environmental sustainability
Subject::Green libraries
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Saur
Series/Report no.: IFLA Publications Series;Vol. 177.
Abstract: This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workaday operations as well as the social role and responsibility of libraries as leaders in environmental sustainability. The theoretical background and practical applications of contributions made by worldwide libraries to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed. General articles and research studies from Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Brazil illuminate libraries’ contributions to the SDGs. Case studies from Sweden, Kenya, Germany, Ukraine, China, and Serbia highlight challenges and opportunities in implementing sustainable approaches in public libraries. Examples of best practice from academic libraries in Hong Kong, Cameroon, Germany, Uganda, USA and Kenya, are presented. All papers published in this book are selected from the best papers of the ENSULIB Satellite Meeting 2017 in Berlin, the ENSULIB/Public Libraries Section’s Open Session at the IFLA Conference 2017 in Poland, and from the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. All articles are written in English. This publication is the outcome from a book project seminar, held during the Wintersemester 2017/2018 at the Berlin School for Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, led by Petra Hauke. For further information please visit the book project’s website at, from where it is available with open access.
ISBN: 9783110605846
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