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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services
(2018)
  • Petra Hauke
  • Madeleine K. Charney
  • Harri Sahavirta
Abstract
Co-edited by Hauke, Charney and Sahavirta. 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.
Keywords
  • climate change,
  • international,
  • IFLA,
  • ENSULIB,
  • Sustainable Development Goals,
  • libraries
Publication Date
Fall October, 2018
Editor
Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney, Harri Sahavirta
Publisher
De Gruyter Saur
Series
IFLA Publications 177
ISBN
978-3-11-060887-8
Citation Information
Petra Hauke, Madeleine K. Charney and Harri Sahavirta. Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services. (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charney_madeleine/97/