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

August 22, 2014

Mandy Henk, access services librarian with rank of associate professor at DePauw University, is the author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library.  The book has been published by the American Library Association/ALA Publishing.

A synopsis states, "In the first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-neutral future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical. Using the 'three E’s' of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, she traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-neutral library ... Written by an activist who is also a working librarian, the book's balance between scientific research and step-by-step action will prove stimulating for library planners, administrators, LIS students, and anyone with an interest in climate change, sustainability, and libraries."

Learn more, and order the book, at the publisher's website.

Mandy Henk was listed among Library Journal's 2012 "Movers & Shakers: The People Shaping the Future of Libraries." You'll find details in this previous story.