Upcoming book publication :

Call for book chapters — “Sustainable Libraries Driving Education for Sustainable Development” (Working Title)

New Libraries in Old Buildings: Creative Reuse

Eds.: Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Robert Niess. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2021. VII, 379 pages, illustrations. (IFLA Publications; 180)
Electronic ISBN: 9783110679724
Hardcover ISBN: 9783110679519

Available as open access/under an open access license.

As a pilot project funded by the publication fund of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

This book focuses on difficulties and opportunities in revitalization of old, derelict or abandoned buildings into a library and investigates the transformation of buildings which originally had a different purpose. The publication shows worldwide best practice examples from different types of libraries in historic environments, both urban and rural, while maintaining a focus on sustainability concerning the architecture and interior design.

Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World. Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

Eds: Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney and Harri Sahavirta. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter Saur, 2018. VII, 234 pages, illlustrations. (IFLA Publications; 177)

Electronic ISBN: 9783110608878
Hardcover ISBN: 9783110605846

Available as open access/under an open access license.

This publication examines aspects of reducing the ecological footprint in libraries’ workday 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.

The Green Library = Die grüne Bibliothek. The challenge of environmental sustainability

Eds.: Petra Hauke, Karen Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner. München/Boston: de Gruyter Saur, 2013. VIII, 433 pages, illustrations (IFLA Publications; 161)

Electronic ISBN: 9783110309720
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-11-030972-0

Available as open access/under an open access license.

In comprehensive articles and on the basis of concrete case studies, experts from Germany and other parts of Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA show how to reduce the ecological footprint in the daily life of the library and what sustainability means for the social responsibility of libraries in their role as social multipliers. The articles are either in German or English, the abstracts are bilingual.