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[InetBib] Going Green!

Dear colleagues,

ENSULIB is pleased to announced its brand-new publication:

 * /Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries
   Around the World: Buildings, Management, Programmes, and Services.
   Edited by Petra Hauke, Harri Sahavirta, and Madeleine Charney.
   Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Saur, 2018. VII, 234 pages. (IFLA
   Publication, 177). //ISBN 978-3-11-060584-6, also as ebook
   available. See list of contents at the publisher's website:

This publication discusses different 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 worldwide libraries and their contribution to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be discussed. General articles and research studies from Finland, Germany, Portugal, and Brasil illuminate libraries' contributions to the SDGs. Case studies from Sweden, Kenya, Germany, Ukraine, China, and Serbia discuss challenges and opportunities in implementing a sustainable approach at public libraries. Examples of best practices from academic libraries come from Hong Kong, Cameroon, Germany, Uganda, USA, and Kenya. All articles are written in English.

The book project was realized in cooperation with LIS students from the Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Germany. For more information please visit the project website at https://www.ibi.hu-berlin.de/de/studium/studprojekte/buchidee

Kind regards
Petra Hauke


Dr. Petra Hauke
Secretary of ENSULIB - IFLA Environment, Sustainability, and Libraries Special 
Interest Group

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.