From Green Libraries to Green Information Literacy

  • Serap Kurbanoğlu
  • Joumana Boustany
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 492)


The amount of information available on green libraries and green library practices, seems to be growing, however, very little has been written about green information literacy. The aim of this paper is to discuss how information literacy and its instruction can be transformed into green and contribute to the green library movement. With this aim, relevant recent and past publications have been analyzed. A green information literacy concept is introduced and a multi-faceted approach towards green information literacy instruction is presented. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn for practice and further studies.


Green libraries green information literacy environmentalism sustainability sustainability literacy sustainable thinking green information literacy instruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serap Kurbanoğlu
    • 1
  • Joumana Boustany
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Dicen-IDF EA 7339 Université Paris DescartesParisFrance

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