Building a Sustainability Collection: A Selected Bibliography
Library and Information Science
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a bibliography for collection development purposes. It is a list of fundamental reference books, serials, monographs, DVDs, and web sites for academic libraries that are supporting sustainability efforts on their campus.
Design/Methodology/Approach: Resources are identified using subject article databases, American Reference Books Annual (2007, 2008), Choice online, Books in Print, Ulrich's, and Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Publications on Campus Sustainability (www.aashe.org/resources/publications.php). Numerous reviews of reference works and monographs are used to ensure the relevance and value. Brief annotations are provided.
Findings: More colleges and universities are signing on to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment particularly with the new emphasis on greening from Washington, DC. The author conducted an extensive review of sustainability literature in an effort to develop a comprehensive bibliography of core titles for academic libraries that will be supporting sustainability projects and curricular initiatives of their college or university.
Originality/Value: This is the first published bibliography of its kind of core sustainability titles for academic libraries.
Reference Services Review
(2009). Building a Sustainability Collection: A Selected Bibliography. Reference Services Review, 37(3), 313-325.
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