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Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

Author: Gary L. Shaffer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440857034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Transform any public library into a truly sustainable organization—not just environmentally sustainable, but economically and socially sustainable as well—by following the directions and practices described in this book. • Offers theory and practical advice on implementing a sustainability program from a recognized expert in management and sustainability in the library environment • Presents step-by-step instructions for creating a Triple Bottom Line (TBL) sustainable public library • Addresses a highly relevant and timely topic with librarians and library administrators

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing

Author: S. Vinodh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000205312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 126

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Sustainability enables the development of products with minimal environment impact coupled with economical and societal benefits. This book provides an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives pertaining to Sustainable manufacturing. This book focuses on fundamentals, providing insights, concepts, tools, methods, case studies, and practical perspectives taken from research. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and industry practitioners.

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science

Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science

Author: Kaushik, Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522598275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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With the perpetual advancements of technology, library and information science professionals are tasked with understanding these technologies and providing accurate and comprehensive information to other potential users. These professionals must develop best practices for understanding these technologies in order to best serve other users. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science is a critical research book that examines advancing technologies and new innovations and their influences on library and information sciences for improved best practices. Featuring an array of topics such as digital libraries, distance education, and information literacy, this publication is essential for librarians, knowledge managers, information retrieval specialists, library and information science professionals, information scientists, researchers, web librarians, academicians, educators, IT specialists, and managers.

Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Library Leaders

Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Library Leaders

Author: Gary L. Shaffer

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789738711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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As the use of libraries changes, leaders need to improve their emotional intelligence and critical thinking in order to attract and retain users. Focused on practical management advice, this is an engaging discussion of how library leaders can grow in their role.

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management

The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management

Author: James M. Matarazzo

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787145252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 678

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This handbook aims to be an integral text for students of library and information science and a ready-reference for information professional practitioners. The chapters provide a construct through which any information professional may learn abut the major challenges facing them in the early part of the 21st century.

Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals, 8th Edition

Library Programs and Services: The Fundamentals, 8th Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place

Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

Author: Paul James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317658368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice responds to the crises of sustainability in the world today by going back to basics. It makes four major contributions to thinking about and acting upon cities. It provides a means of reflexivity learning about urban sustainability in the process of working practically for positive social development and projected change. It challenges the usually taken-for-granted nature of sustainability practices while providing tools for modifying those practices. It emphasizes the necessity of a holistic and integrated understanding of urban life. Finally it rewrites existing dominant understandings of the social whole such as the triple-bottom line approach that reduce environmental questions to externalities and social questions to background issues. The book is a much-needed practical and conceptual guide for rethinking urban engagement. Covering the full range of sustainability domains and bridging discourses aimed at academics and practitioners, this is an essential read for all those studying, researching and working in urban geography, sustainability assessment, urban planning, urban sociology and politics, sustainable development and environmental studies.

The Entrepreneurial Librarian

The Entrepreneurial Librarian

Author: Mary Krautter,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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The old image of an entrepreneur as a scrappy, independent risk-taker has been replaced by the reality of individuals incorporating innovative ideas in more traditional settings. This collection of essays illustrates how librarians are infusing entrepreneurial principles in a variety of arenas, including public, private, academic, and special libraries. It chronicles how entrepreneurial librarians are flourishing in the digital age, advocating social change, responding to patron demands, designing new services, and developing exciting fundraising programs. Applying new business models to traditional services, they eagerly embrace entrepreneurship in response to patrons’ demands, funding declines, changing resource formats, and other challenges. By documenting the current state of entrepreneurship in libraries, this volume upends the public image of librarians as ill-suited to risky or creative ventures and places them instead on the cutting edge of innovations in the field.

How Green is My Library?

How Green is My Library?

Author: Sam McBane Mulford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591587804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Provides tools for library and facilities managers, boards of trustees, staff, and students to evaluate the sustainability of their facilities and operations.

Sustainable Thinking

Sustainable Thinking

Author: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838916889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed. In this inspiring and pragmatic new book, Aldrich shows that the first step towards a sustainable library is sustainable thinking: a determined yet realistic attitude that will help your library spot opportunities for institutional advancement, advocate for and safeguard operating funds, and generate intense loyalty from the communities you serve. Nothing less than a compass to help chart the course of your library’s future, this book begins with a situation report that examines the myriad societal disruptions that are impacting libraries and discusses why resiliency is a key component of sustainability;defines how sustainable thinking encompasses not just the environment but economics and social equity as well;provides strategies for supporting the core values of librarianship by following the Three Es of Sustainable Libraries;lays out a host of tactics to build intense loyalty to your library from the inside out, including ways to foster an organizational culture of sustainable thinking through policy changes and purposeful leadership; guides you in communicating effectively with the community, thereby ensuring that your advocacy connects with the maximum number of residents, opinion leaders, and decision makers;demonstrates how to use construction and renovation projects as unique opportunities for positive changes; andoffers worksheets, discussion questions, checklists, additional resources, and many other useful tools that will help you put sustainable thinking into action. This book will show you how to harness sustainable thinking to move forward with confidence into the unknown.

Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond

Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond

Author: Ashok Kumar

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781681084718

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Campus activities for sustainable development are an effective way of learning and implementing sustainability in surrounding communities and industry. A college campus is an ideal place to practice and test new ideas and to learn valuable lessons from the results and mistakes. Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond showcases many ideas and endeavors pursued on college campuses in the form of case studies. These case studies include past, current and projected activities to green college campuses. Specific topics covered in this book include student-driven and college-driven environmental sustainability programs in undergraduate and graduate classes, issues in teaching environmental sustainability, the LEED certification of universities, issues of shrinking cities, and a comparison of sustainable military bases with college campuses. Readers will be able to clearly understand the concept of sustainable development through a textbook approach to ‘crazy’ ideas presented in the book. In addition, the pedagogical challenges in sustainability education mentioned in the book address key issues arising due to the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability curricula. Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond is a good resource on sustainability in environmental science courses for college students, faculty and sustainability-related researchers. Decision makers in government and industry positions looking for ideas for promoting sustainable development can also benefit from the contents of this book.