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-This wiki is meant to provide a collaborative environment to develop a guide to resources and best practices to facilitate eco-friendly libraries and librarianship. It was created at the behest of the [[http://librarycampnyc.wikispaces.com/Green+Librarianship Green Librarianship]] discussion at +This wiki is meant to provide a collaborative environment to develop a guide to resources and best practices to facilitate eco-friendly libraries and librarianship. It was created at the behest of the [http://librarycampnyc.wikispaces.com/Green+Librarianship Green Librarianship] discussion at
-[[http://librarycampnyc.wikispaces.com Library Camp NYC 2007]]. The session was conceived and moderated by [[http://www.newschool.edu/lang/faculty.aspx?id=1650 Brita Servaes]].+[http://librarycampnyc.wikispaces.com Library Camp NYC 2007]. The session was conceived and moderated by [http://www.newschool.edu/lang/faculty.aspx?id=1650 Brita Servaes].
-By the way here are some [[https://infolit.wiki.barnard.edu/Tips tips for new wiki users]].+By the way here are some [https://infolit.wiki.barnard.edu/Tips tips for new wiki users].
==Best Practices== ==Best Practices==
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*[http://www.bookmooch.com Bookmooch]- I was wondering if anyone has tried this book-trading forum for library discards/duplicates. Taking a look at it, it reminded me of serials back issue and book exchange lists like BackMed and the Duplicates Exchange Union. This new format seems to modernize the trading process for people's individual collections. --[[User:Annm|Annm]] 11:33, 18 August 2007 (EDT) *[http://www.bookmooch.com Bookmooch]- I was wondering if anyone has tried this book-trading forum for library discards/duplicates. Taking a look at it, it reminded me of serials back issue and book exchange lists like BackMed and the Duplicates Exchange Union. This new format seems to modernize the trading process for people's individual collections. --[[User:Annm|Annm]] 11:33, 18 August 2007 (EDT)
-===Computer Equipment===+===Circulation Desk===
-===Kitchen===+*Have a bag of bags for patrons to use. Staff and patrons can contribute their grocery bags from home.
 + 
 +===Computer and Media Equipment===
 +*(NYC) Donate discards to [http://www.mfta.org Materials for the Arts]
 + 
 +===Home===
 + 
===Paper=== ===Paper===
 +*Put one side used paper in public and staff printers.(Note that some printers will not tolerate this practice.)
 +*Use duplex printing, assign it as the default on public and staff printers.
 +*[http://www.greenlinepaper.com GreenLine Paper Company] - Sells only recycled and tree-free paper products.
 +*Make a "scrap paper" box really prominent in study areas, so people can give and take as they like.
 +
 +===Staff Room===
 +
===Toner=== ===Toner===
==Bibliography== ==Bibliography==
-==Resources==+*[http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/08/prweb548001.htm EBSCO Publishing Shines Light on Solar Power and Corporate Responsibility]. August 21, 2007. Per the press release, "The solar panel project is one of many [http://www.ebscohost.com/careers/uploads/topicFile-171.pdf green] initiatives EBSCO has instituted to decrease the company's impact on the environment." Link viewed 8/24/07.
-'''A GREEN LIBRARY UNCONFERENCE'''+==Events==
 +*'''A GREEN LIBRARY UNCONFERENCE'''
will be held at the Arlington Public Library will be held at the Arlington Public Library
Earth Day Earth Day
April 22, 2008 April 22, 2008
-==Users== 
-Steve Carr - ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Virginia+==Resources==
- scarr2@arlingtonva.us+ 
 +==Contributors==
 +*[mailto:scarr2@arlingtonva.us Steve Carr] - ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Virginia
 +*[http://jenna.openflows.com Jenna Freedman] - Barnard College Library, NYC
 +*[mailto:tnielsen@metro.org Tom Nielsen] - Metropolitan New York Library Council, NYC

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This wiki is meant to provide a collaborative environment to develop a guide to resources and best practices to facilitate eco-friendly libraries and librarianship. It was created at the behest of the Green Librarianship discussion at Library Camp NYC 2007. The session was conceived and moderated by Brita Servaes.

By the way here are some tips for new wiki users.

Contents

Best Practices

Books

Library Discards & Gift Books - some possibilities:

  • Better World Books
  • Strand Book Store- The Strand will also pay for salable gift books.
  • Bookmooch- I was wondering if anyone has tried this book-trading forum for library discards/duplicates. Taking a look at it, it reminded me of serials back issue and book exchange lists like BackMed and the Duplicates Exchange Union. This new format seems to modernize the trading process for people's individual collections. --Annm 11:33, 18 August 2007 (EDT)

Circulation Desk

  • Have a bag of bags for patrons to use. Staff and patrons can contribute their grocery bags from home.

Computer and Media Equipment

Home

Paper

  • Put one side used paper in public and staff printers.(Note that some printers will not tolerate this practice.)
  • Use duplex printing, assign it as the default on public and staff printers.
  • GreenLine Paper Company - Sells only recycled and tree-free paper products.
  • Make a "scrap paper" box really prominent in study areas, so people can give and take as they like.

Staff Room

Toner

Bibliography

Events

  • A GREEN LIBRARY UNCONFERENCE

will be held at the Arlington Public Library Earth Day April 22, 2008


Resources

Contributors