Turning the public library green

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For Immediate Release

April 20, 2010

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “
Public Libraries Going Green,” by Kathryn Miller. This highly practical guide serves as an ideal reference source for public libraries wishing to become more environmentally friendly.

Going green is now a national issue, and patrons expect their library to respond in the same way many corporations have. Libraries are going green with logos on their Web sites, programs for the public and a host of other initiatives. This is the first book to focus strictly on the library’s role in going green, offering the reader ideas and advice for

  • Collection development, disposal, and recycling issues
  • Green equipment, technology, and facilities
  • Programming ideas and supporting tables and figures
  • Getting the community involved in the process

Dr. Miller is assistant vice president of academic resources at Argosy University in Orlando, Florida. She has engaged in professional development at the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians and has an extensive background in presentation and publication, covering topics ranging from copyright to online learning styles to library weeding projects. Dr. Miller worked in Michigan as a librarian at the Detroit Public Library and the West Bloomfield Public Library.

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