Finally the book Greening Libraries by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough (published & available through Library Juice Press) has arrived! It contains a lot of articles by a variety of people, organized in sections: Green Building, Green Communities, Services and Programs, and Green Resources & Reflections.
My chapter on Green Blogging falls in the last section, much more of a personal reflection than a research piece. I’m excited to read articles from those I know and respect like Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (Greening Libraries in Historic Buildings), Laura Barnes (Resources for Greening Libraries), and Maria Jankowska (Environmental Programs and Green Practices in ALA…) for example; but also to discover others’ stories such as one on Library Sponsored Sustainable Librarian Outreach in Denver (by Kate Lawrence), Tending the Garden: Growing Your Own Green Library Committee (by Andersen, Gustavson, Hisle, & Reynolds); and One Librarian’s Lessons in Programming (by Robbie Sittel)… just to name a few – there are many more chapters to dive into reading. It is exciting to see how many ways librarians are and have been at the forefront of sustainable green efforts. Thanks Monika and Mark for your hard work pulling this book together!