Green Library Movement Article

Check out this fabulous, peer reviewed, and well researched article written by Monika Antonelli (see also her web site: http://www.greenlibraries.org/) called “The Green Library Movement: An Overview and Beyond” It’s available online for free through the Electronic Green Journal.

ABSTRACT:
The creation of green libraries is approaching a tipping point, generating a Green Library Movement, which is comprised of librarians, libraries, cities, towns, college and university campuses committed to greening libraries and reducing their environmental impact. Constructing a green library building using a performance standard like LEED is a way some libraries are choosing to become green and sustainable. Environmental challenges like energy depletion and climate change will influence the type of information resources and programs libraries will provide to their communities.


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