are the “green” practices of your library on your website?

Saw a tweet and learned about the Queen’s University (Ontario Canada) Library posts their Greening the Library information under About on the website. They share their environmentally conscious practices such as recycling and reducing electricity; they share ways users can “stay green and clean” in the library; and call out their partnerships on campus. I’m sure many other academic libraries are doing similar things but its not that often these types of library state these policies on their website. Its smart to advertise your practices and might also be enticing for people interesting in working there as well.

Library Journal editorial on ALA’s Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries

A Win for Sustainability: ALA’s resolution is an important start | Editorial!

Read this Library Journal editorial and review the resolution, passed in June by the American Library Association, which was brought to council by the (new) Sustainability Round Table.  Share with your colleagues and community, start thinking about ways to implement and transform.

And if you are not a member of SustainRT PLEASE JOIN for only $10 a year!SustainabilityRoundTable

INSS – social sustainabilty blog, resources, conferences and more

LongLogo  The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability  – funded by the National Science Foundation – focuses on the social aspects of sustainability with a particular focus on engineering and its allied professions. Their website is a community of practice of sorts, with a goal to connect similar minded people, to create dialogue and share resources and ideas. INSS has hosted annual meetings since 2013 and often in several locations:  Lansing, MI; Phoenix, AZ, Bend, OR; Charlotte, NC; and London. Those interested in joining and finding others to explore social sustainability issues with you can sign up for free.  The resources page includes INSS member publications, annotated bibliography of resources, employment opportunities and conference information.  You can subscribe to their blog via email and follow them on twitter!

Survey for seed lending libraries!

From a library listserv, well worth passing on… if you are a seed lending library, please fill out Emily’s survey!

My name is Emily Roberson, and I am an undergraduate student at the University of South Dakota.  For my senior thesis, I am working on a project involving seed libraries! My project is entitled “Do Seed Libraries Help Provide Healthy Food for Low-Income Americans?,” and I need a little bit of your help to complete part of it.  I have set up a survey for people who run seed libraries in the United States.  It has 41 questions and should take no longer than 20 minutes.  Additionally, every seed library that completes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Seed Savers gift card! Please follow the link to take the survey through Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wU3EcjVe3wacUSJyu1_a0odsdq59YrKJJN3biaItcXM/viewform?usp=send_form   I appreciate the time you put in to help my project! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at Emily.Roberson (at) coyotes.usd.edu.  Some questions, especially concerning confidentiality, might be answered on the first page of the survey where I have provided more detailed information.