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Šoštarić, Ana-Marija. (2018). Green library. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Barbarić, Ana].

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Green library is a multifaceted term. First, it means sustainable library building which is built in such a way to minimize negative impact on the environment, and which is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a life cycle, from planning to deconstruction of the building. Secondly, this term means library programs and services, which encompass wide range of library's green activities: workshops, lectures, book presentations, round tables, film projections, and everyday green library practices. Green library can be an environmental leader in a community, applying the best environmental friendly practices, an environmental educator promoting green literacy, and a valuable green partner working with other community-based institutions, business subjects and individuals towards sustainable development goals. In this paper, terms sustainability and sustainable development are briefly explained with a short preview of the main international documents, as a foundation stones in changing our world directions towards sustainable development. However, the main purpose of this paper is to present the idea, implementation, and development of the Green Library movement in the world, and especially in Croatia – from the first Croatian green library project in Istria to this day, with emphasis on the Green library for green Zagreb project, which started 2016 in Savica Library. The Healthy Eating Pyramid workshop, held for third grade elementary school students, is an example of the little green step in promotion of the libraries green educational role. It is described in this paper, as well as the survey carried out amongst students.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: green library, sustainability, sustainable development, green literacy, green building, healthy eating pyramid
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Barbarić, Ana
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 08:18
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018 13:19

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