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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.