Book Publications

In cooperation with the Berlin School for Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and with support from IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section and from ENSULIB, several book projects were completed. They all focus on sustainability from various points of view. All publications are available online, as open access/under an open access license. 

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The Green Library Checklists

The following items provide guides or checklists to aspects of planning, construction, and library operations. They are not exhaustive, but should help ensure that everything has been considered. This page will be updated as more information is discovered.

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The Green Library Website

The following items provide a definition of the term “Green Library”, checklists to aspects of planning, construction, and library operations, Green Library Tools (in progress) and more important sources for Green Libraries, provided by ENSULIB.

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IFLA ENSULIB Newsletter

From December 2021, ENSULIB publishes its official newsletter twice a year. It reviews ENSULIB’s activities and achievements and provides a platform for presenting interesting stories, events or projects from libraries all over the world, which follow a clear green and sustainable commitment.

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IFLA ENSULIB Webinar Series

ENSULIB holds free webinars irregularly on the topics related to the green and sustainable libraries and library projects, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and other relevant emerging trends.

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IFLA Green Library Award

The IFLA Green Library Award is given to libraries and projects that best communicate their commitment to environmental sustainability. Following the IFLA Key Initiative 2.4: Provide tools and infrastructure that support the work of libraries, the award will help to advance the profession through illuminating the role of libraries and librarians in the advancement of sustainability standards and the promotion of specialized knowledge within professional practice.

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International Green Library Bibliography

In cooperation with the German Green Library Network (Netzwerk Grüne Bibliothek) we are constantly updating the “International Green Library Bibliography”. Feel free to use this resource for your studies or research. Also, feel free to share with us your own publications on the topic! Any comments, additions or suggestions concerning the bibliography should be addressed to bibliografie@netzwerk-gruene-bibliothek.de.

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