Sustainable Library Certification (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 13: Sustainable Library Certification – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Resources, Templates & Tools

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s library and resources office(s) to determine whether sustainable library certification has been attained, and/or to consider pursuing such a certification.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation of certification through the Sustainable Libraries Initiative or an equivalent certification focused on sustainable libraries is required.

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