Sustainability Themed Children's Books for 2019

The American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) Booklist Committee has compiled a “top 10” list of recommended books published in 2018 for children about the environment, playing in nature, gardening, and so much more.

2019 SustainRT Booklist.pdf


More Information on Libraries and Sustainability

Contribute to the Sustainable Libraries Database -The Sustainability Round Table is collecting information on books, articles, websites, blogs, social groups, and projects that fall under the umbrella of Sustainable Libraries. Please use this form to suggest resources or projects that will become part of our SustainRT Sustainability Database.

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Articles and Academic Posters

Academic Librarians and the Sustainability Curriculum: Building Alliances to Support a Paradigm Shift by Madeleine K. Charney

Becoming Green and Sustainable: A Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Case Study by Jeanne Marie Le Ber and Joan M. Gregory

A Call for Libraries to Go Green: An Information Behaviour Perspective to Draw Interest from Twenty‐First Century Librarians by Ina Fourie

Carbon Footprint of the Knowledge Sector: What's the Future? by Gobinda Chowdhury

Dance, Don't Drive: Resilient Thinking for Turbulent Times by Chip Ward

Engagement of Academic Libraries and Information Science Schools in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability: An Exploratory Study by Maria A. Jankowska, Bonnie J. Smith and Marianne A. Buehler

Going Beyond Environmental Programs and Green Practices at the American Library Association by Maria A. Jankowska

Green Buildings as Sustainability Education Tools by Laura Barnes

Green Libraries Are More Than Just Buildings by George J. Aulisio

The Green Library Movement: An Overiew and Beyond by Monika Antonelli

Greening the Library: Collection Development Decisions by Virginia Connell

Green Weeding: Library Weeding Practices and their Environmental Footprint by Eric Tans

The Grove Library as an Example: A "Green Library in Terms of Ongoing Community Engagement, Community Expectations, Information Provision and Sharing, and Partnerships by Debra Burn

It's Not Easy Being Green: A Survey of Staff Experiences with Environmental Issues in Sci-Tech and Other Libraries by Kristine M. Alpi

Libraries and Environmental Management by Jennifer Rowley

This Old Library: Strategies for Reducing Energy Consumption by Peter Gisolfi

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library: sustainability collection development policy report


Ecology, Economy Equity: The Path to a Carbon Neutral Library by Mandy Henk

Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens by Eileen G. Harrington

Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries, edited by Maria A. Jankowska

The Green Library/Die grüne Bibliothek edited by Petra Hauke, Petra Latimer and Klaus Ulrich Werner

Greening Libraries edited by Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough

The Greening of America’s Libraries: LEEDing the Way by Mary M. Carr and Steven L. Carr

Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond by Melissa Morrone

Public Libraries and Resilient Cities edited by Michael Dudley



Sustainability and Libraries - guide by ALA

Green Libraries--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sustainable Nashville Community College Students (NCCS)--Green Sleeves

K-State Libraries Sustainability Matrix



Image Permanence Institute

Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities

Seed Libraries

Star_Net: Science-Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries

U.S. Department of Energy--Energy Saver

University of Santa Cruz Sustainability Project Clearinghouse


Biodiversity Heritage Library Blog

Environmental Librarian's Blog

Going Green At Your Library Blog

Green Today, Green Tomorrow, a blog from the Moraine Valley Community College Library

Sustainable Libraries Blog

Social Groups

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) International Sustainability Library Development Interest Group

Sustainable Libraries Facebook


Last updated November 24, 2015