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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Mental models for sustainability|
|Author(s):||James W. Marcum, (Fairleigh Dickinson University Library, Teaneck and Madison, New Jersey, USA)|
|Citation:||James W. Marcum, (2009) "Mental models for sustainability", Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, The, Vol. 22 Iss: 2, pp.45 - 49|
|Keywords:||Cognition, Libraries, Reading, Sustainable development, Thinking|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/08880450910982620 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest approaches for nurturing the kinds of new thinking and new mental models among library staff that will support the development of more sustainable libraries.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses several key components – and problems – to adapting systems for greater sustainability in libraries.
Findings – Human behavior patterns are entrenched and grounded in perceptions and expectations about the world that often are unconscious.
Originality/value – Suggestions for replacing assumptions of growth with ideas of sustainability and learning are offered.
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