Reading the book Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library published in 2014, I got really excited about the information, tools, ideas and connections the author Mandy Henk pulled together in this short but rich book on growing sustainability in libraries and the profession. I decided to blog about the book in order to share the information and questions I discovered – and encourage others to read it thoroughly themselves.
The book is divided into three parts: Transition to Sustainability in the Library, Building a Sustainable Library, and Sustainable Librarianship Practice. She also includes useful tools in the appendices such as a sustainability assessment worksheet, a sample sustainability plan and a resources list. I plan to summarize and share each of the three sections in separate blog posts. Stay tuned!