[Libs-Or] Seeking article proposals for the book, "Greening Libraries"

Antonelli, Monika J monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu
Fri Sep 11 08:03:53 PDT 2009

Greetings Libs-Or Library Colleagues,
My name is Monika Antonelli and I am a librarian at Minnesota Statue University in Mankato, Minnesota, USA.  I am contacting you as the co-editor of a forth-coming book titled, Greening Libraries.   As the co-editor,  I am looking for librarians to submit proposals for articles about successful green or environmentally sustainable library programs and/or topics.  In particular we are looking for article proposals about libraries who are working to create local sustainable communities, utilizing the library as a green community hub, and/or participating in the Transition Town movement.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal on these or other topics, please see the Call for Submissions information listed below.  Thank you for your time.

Monika Antonelli

Call for Submissions: Greening Libraries


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.

Suggested Topics:

Green Libraries
            Historical, current or future perspectives

Green Buildings
            How to build a green library
            LEED certification
            Platinum and Gold LEED Libraries
            Green renovations, LEED renovations
            Green and sustainable landscaping
            Alternative building materials and methods
            Green roofs
            The Chicago Standard
            Healthy buildings
            Staff and administration compliance and buy-in
            Energy audits
            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
            Resource sharing
            Green supplies (recycled paper, cleaners, pens, etc.)
Programming and Services
            Compliance and buy-in
            Public programming (peak oil, climate change, gardening, green living)
            Public services
            Community resource sharing
            Tool libraries
            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?
            New technologies
            Social networking
            Education, curriculum and training
Resource bibliography

Target Audience:

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.

Submission Guidelines:

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 monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu<mailto:monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu> or Mark McCullough at mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu<mailto:mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu> .  Electronic submissions only please.

Deadline for Manuscripts: February 1, 2010

Submit one electronic copy to Monika Antonelli at monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu<mailto:monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu> or Mark McCullough at mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu<mailto:mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu> . Suggested length is 1,500 to 5,000 words.  Submissions should comply with the Chicago Manual of Style.

Editors contact information:

Monika Antonelli
Reference/Instruction Librarian
Minnesota State University, Mankato
monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu<mailto:monika.antonelli at mnsu.edu>

Mark McCullough
Reference Services Coordinator
Minnesota State University, Mankato
mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu<mailto:mark.mccullough at mnsu.edu>

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