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Creating the sustainable public library : the triple bottom line approach

Author: Gary L Shaffer
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Shaffer, Gary L., 1963-
Creating the sustainable public library.
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
(DLC) 2018007763
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary L Shaffer
ISBN: 9781440857027 1440857024
OCLC Number: 992452211
Description: xii, 184 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: What is triple bottom line (TBL)? --
Economic sustainability --
Environmental sustainability --
Social (external) --
Social (internal) --
Triple bottom line (TBL): bringing it all together --
Appendix 1. Selected case studies --
Appendix 2. The leadership in environmental and energy design (LEED) framework --
Appendix 3. Fair labor association (FLA) workplace code of conduct --
Appendix 4. The global reporting initiative? (GRI) framework --
Appendix 5. The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcolm Baldrige Award excellence framework.
Responsibility: Gary L. Shaffer.

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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.

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