CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Greening Libraries, edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough and published by Library Juice Press, is a collection of essays, papers and articles on various aspects of the green library movement.
The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics related to green practices, sustainability and the library profession. Greening Libraries will offer an overview of important aspects of the growing green library movement, including, but not limited to, green buildings, alternative energy resources, conservation, green library services and practices, operations, programming, and outreach.
Objective of Book
It is difficult to turn on the television or read a news story today without learning about how green and sustainable practices are being implemented throughout society. Libraries are not exempt from these broader trends. In some cases, libraries and librarians have been at the forefront of these efforts. This book seeks to provide library professionals with a collection of articles and papers that will serve as a portal to understanding a wide range of green and sustainable practices within libraries and the library profession.
Historical, current or future perspectives
*How to build a green library
*Platinum and Gold LEED Libraries
*Green renovations, LEED renovations
*Green and sustainable landscaping
*Alternative building materials and methods
*The Chicago Standard
*Staff and administration compliance and buy-in
*Greenhouse gas emission inventories
*Alternative energy resources (geothermal, wind, solar)
*Energy conservation and reduction
*Water consumption and usage
*Going green and cost-effectiveness
*Thinking green about waste (composting, vermiculture)
*Recycling and reuse
*Green supplies (recycled paper, cleaners, pens, etc.)
Programming and Services
*Compliance and buy-in
*Public programming (peak oil, climate change, gardening, green living)
*Community resource sharing
*Green transportation, car sharing, car pooling, bicycle promotion
*Library community gardens
*The library as a green community hub (CSA pick up, Freecycle, public transportation)
The Transition Town movement and Transition libraries
*Fostering sustainable communities
How Green is our Profession?
*Education, curriculum and training
Library workers, public librarians, academic librarians, school librarians, library administrators, school administrators, public officials, higher education administrators, teachers, faculty, library school students, as well as anyone interested in issues related to sustainability and green practices.
The editors welcome submissions from librarians and library staff members from all types of libraries (public, academic, school, etc.) as well as administrators and educators who are interested or have experience creating green and sustainable libraries. The editors are open to a variety of submissions including research articles, how-to articles, essays and interviews. Manuscript submissions should comply with the Chicago Manual of Style.
Deadline for Summaries: October 1, 2009
Submit a brief summary of your proposed article (250 words or less) to Monika Antonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark McCullough at email@example.com. Electronic submissions only please.
Deadline for Manuscripts: February 1, 2010
Submit one electronic copy to Monika Antonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark McCullough at email@example.com. Suggested length is 1,500 to 5,000 words. Submissions should comply with the Chicago Manual of Style.
Editors contact information:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Reference Services Coordinator
Minnesota State University, Mankato