Sustainability also means working together on sustainability goals. The 17 sustainability goals of the UN's Agenda 2030 provide a good orientation. With Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on a path to joint sustainable development, libraries support sustainability goals as cultural and educational institutions with information and knowledge transfer.
Fittingly, the #WorldLibraryMap provides an impressive overview of the world of libraries. In addition to basic library statistics, it also lists some SDG reports from around the world.
IFLA Library Map of the World (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA))
(Foto: ZU/Rolf Hannemann)
Nachhaltige Entwicklung heißt, Umweltgesichtspunkte gleichberechtigt mit sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten zu berücksichtigen. Wir müssen unseren Kindern und Enkelkindern ein intaktes ökologisches, soziales und ökonomisches Gefüge hinterlassen.
Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Nachhaltige Entwicklung: https://www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de/
The provision of information and knowledge is an important component for the sustainable development of society. The library of ZU also collects literature on topics of sustainability, based on teaching and research.
As a scientific information center, the library is available to ZU members as well as guests. Information and knowledge are thus available to all interested parties in the long term.
Bibliotheken können auf ökologischer wie gesellschaftlicher Ebene zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung beitragen und leisten damit einen wichtigen Beitrag für die Zielerfüllung der Agenda 2030. Alle 17 Nachhaltigkeitsziele stehen in Verbindung mit der Arbeit von Bibliotheken.
Der Deutsche Bibliotheksverband e.V. Nachhaltige Bibliotheken: https://www.bibliotheksverband.de/nachhaltigkeit
Education and research are core elements for implementing sustainability goals and creating basic conditions.
ZU's library collects relevant literature for:
Sharing Economy: The sharing of resources (borrowing), has long been anchored in the library world. The creation of a learning place and the access to information sources (knowledge transfer) are essential aspects. In ZU's library holdings, media are collected on focal points and advanced topics. Sustainability has already arrived in numerous areas with topics such as diversity, ethics, equality, sustainability, environmental protection and social responsibility. With the acquisition of new literature, the diversity of the media stock is constantly being expanded.
The examples are listed with German search terms (and a truncation):
Diversität; Ethik; Nachhaltigkeit = Diversity; Ethics; Sustainability.
Sozial; Nachhaltig = Social; Sustainable
Umweltschutz; Unternehmen = Environmental; Corporate
In the online catalog (OPAC) you can also search for literature on your own using the search function.
European Mobility Week (EMW) is a recurring, time-limited campaign of the European Commission. Since 2002, the campaign takes place annually from September 16 to 22. At ZU, this is accompanied by actions on sustainable mobility.
The library offers literature on the topic of mobility from our library holdings. The literature is permanently available and will be exhibited on the campaign days if applicable.
Our range of literature on various aspects of mobility, both print and electronic, can be found in our library catalog and our EDS knowledge portal.
Aspects of ZU Library:
ZU members have 24-hour access to the library.
Preservation and expansion of holdings
On special occasions, books are presented in the library, such as European Mobility Week or Sustainability Week.
According to teaching, research and incoming expressions of interest, there is literature on the topic of "Sustainable Management", "CSR and Value Chain Management" or "Operational Sustainability Performance", to name just a small selection.
Library use, incl. research & information literacy.
Further training courses
Interested guests are cordially invited to use our library. If necessary, short individual introductions to the use of the library can be given on site. More
Sustainability measures at ZU & contact with Sustainability Management.
Student projects at ZU
Delicious food from the ZU canteen. The Mensa is also open for guests.
| Among other things, attention is paid to regional ingredients as far as possible.
Animals sighted around ZU building:
Great Spotted & Green Woodpecker; Red Robin; Deer (male only seen once in many years); Squirrel (brown & black); Brown Hare; Fox; Greenfinch (probably); Cats; various common bird species.
Few dogs were at the building during Corona, which had extremely increased wildlife visibility. However, due to a newly established cow pasture, this was again greatly reduced. The number and visible diversity of bird species, on the other hand, seemed to be increasing.
Insects sighted around ZU building:
Bumblebee & ground bumblebee; black ichneumon wasp (female); wasps; hornets; Bees; Ladybugs (seven-spot & sixteen-spot) & Asian [harlequin] ladybug.