To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day—and recognize the American Library Association adding sustainability as a core value—American Libraries returns with its ongoing sustainability series. In these posts, information professionals share their experiences with sustainability in libraries.
As academic libraries evolve to contribute to institutional missions and visions, librarians are transforming out of their “regular” roles to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff in achieving goals such as sustainability. But how can academic libraries help with this integral commitment?
Librarians and library workers can implement sustainable ideas in their library and integrate learning-by-doing into the educational experience. Some ways that academic libraries can be a part of the sustainability conversation on their campuses include the following: