Growing Greener Libraries

ALA: Libraries Build Sustainable Communities

Date Added: May 24, 2012

This Web site introduces sustainable community development as a process for making choices about the future, identifies three basic dynamics of community, and suggests activities to guide communities and libraries toward becoming sustainable.

http://www.ala.org/srrt/tfoe/lbsc/librariesbuildsustainablecommunitiesintroduction


Green Libraries

Date Added: May 22, 2012

This site contains a growing list of libraries that are constructing green buildings. It also contains a list of resources to help people make their libraries more green and sustainable.

http://www.greenlibraries.org/


The Green Library

Date Added: May 22, 2012

The Green Library blog is devoted to documenting significant activities, events, literature, and projects that focus on " ... increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal" of and by libraries.

http://thegreenlibraryblog.blogspot.com/


Going Green @ Your Library

Date Added: May 22, 2012

This blog lists ideas, practices, tools, and techniques to help green libraries, librarians, and the communities they serve, possibly saving money or even raising money too.

http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/


IFLA Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

Date Added: May 22, 2012

The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.

http://www.ifla.org/en/environmental-sustainability-and-libraries


UIUC LibGuide: Green Libraries

Date Added: June 1, 2012

This University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign LibGuide presents resources covering many aspects of sustainable libraries.

http://uiuc.libguides.com/green-libraries