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Sustainable thinking : ensuring your library's future in an uncertain world

Author: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
ISBN: 0838916880 9780838916889 9780838916957 0838916953
OCLC Number: 1023861038
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xviii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Situation report --
Disruption: inside, outside, and all around --
Beyond our walls --
Back to basics --
Survive the earth --
The most important thing --
Part II. The strategy --
Being strategic --
The why behind the what --
WHY: core values of librarianship --
HOW: the three Es of sustainable libraries --
WHAT: local supports local --
Sustainable thinking defined --
Interpreting sustainability using the triple bottom line --
Whole systems thinking --
Beyond sustainability --
Beyond resiliency --
Part III. The tactics --
From the inside out --
Change leadership --
How we get there --
Benchmarks for sustainable libraries --
Sustainable library certification program --
Top-level infusion --
Sustainable organizational culture --
Increasing ecological intelligence --
Construction and renovation: once-in-a-lifetime opportunities --
Catalyst and convener --
Part IV. Resources --
American Library Association's resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries --
New York Library Association's resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries --
Case study: Kingston (New York) Library climate smart pledge --
Climate Smart Community library pledge --
American College and University Presidents' climate commitment --
Long-range plan example: West Vancouver (British Columbia) Memorial Library.
Responsibility: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich.

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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  Read more...

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