New Sustainability Round Table at ALA!

Some of you might have seen my recent post about the Petition To Start A New Sustainability Round Table (SRT) in ALA. Those of us at ALA Midwinter last weekend in Seattle, with our spokesperson/chair Ashley Jones, presented the idea before various committees and action councils at ALA  and just found out it has been approved!

SRT’s  mission  is to provide a professional forum for librarians to exchange ideas and concerns regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society; and resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication and library buildings and space design.

We thank all those who signed the e-petition to get this rolling!  Join our LinkedIn Sustainability Libraries group. And stay tuned for more information and how to get involved with the new SRT. We will have a meet up at ACRL and in ALA Chicago!

Birth of Sustainability Round Table

Here is photo (thanks Mara Egherman for sharing) taken right after our meeting with the ALA Committee on Organization, who voted unanimously to bring it to Action Council!  Seated: Ashley, Beth (me!), Mara  …and in back, Jonathan Betz-Zall (an amazing supporter and adviser & long time active advocate for sustainability)

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