Worth a read if you want to learn more about the concept of greening your information technology area of the library. It covers video teleconference, virtualization, recycling, energy efficiency, and other ideas.
Naditz, Alan. (2008) Green IT 101: Technology Helps Businesses and Colleges Become Enviro-Friendly. Sustainability, 1( 5 ), 315-318. DOI: 10.1089/SUS.2008.9931
Note – the article was published in the Sustainability: The Journal of Record, from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. who also publishes Environmenal Justice, and Ecopsychology, a new journal as of 2009.
Solinet is offering a two-day online class called The Green(er) Library on March 25 & 26, from 10:00 – 12:00 EST, with instructor David Greenebaum. (NOTE: the February course has been canceled)
Costs: $170 members, $220 for non-members. Must register at least one week prior to date.
Class description: Ecological, social, and economic factors are prompting many libraries to consider “going green,” but how you make your library more environmentally responsible? What steps are practical in a real-world context, and what is the actual relationship between long-term financial benefits and up-front costs? … discusses current standards and practices for evaluating the environmental impact of existing, expanding or newly planned library facilities, and offer ideas for approaching environmental considerations relating to both physical plant and operating processes.