Public Library Partnership Offers Energy Savers Workshops!

Jefferson County Public Library(CO)  and Colorado Interfaith Power and Light are partnering to offer a series of free one-hour workshops workshops designed to help community members – focusing on over 55 year old  seniors – to reduce home energy use and cost.  These workshops will provide information and resources on how to make easy, low-cost changes in home energy use, and how to apply for low-income utility assistance, appliance rebates and tax credits, with each attendee creating a personalized home energy conservation plan,  each receiving a free compact fluorescent light bulb.  Click here to attend or find out more!

International Marine Debris Art Contest

Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in an international art contest with the theme Marine Debris – sponsored by Immersion Learning, The JASON Project, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  All entries must be uploaded by May 15, 2011.   Two age categories, total 12 entries selected as finalists w/  two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive a prize package to include:

  1. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration Animal Adoption Kit – $250 level
  2. 16-inch plush beluga whale with Mystic Aquarium logo
  3. Signed book and photograph from Dr. Robert Ballard

Find out more and enter here:

Environmental Information Sources: Websites and Books

Great column in the recent Electronic Green Journal annotating environmental information web sites with a nice bibliography of books.  Categories include: Commercial Entities, Educational Institutions, International, Nonprofit & Research Organizations, U.S. Federal and State, Government Agencies, Books.

Shrode, Flora. (2010). Environmental Information Sources: Websites and Books. Electronic Green Journal, 1(30). Retrieved from:




Call for examples of sustainable development & libraries

forwarding message from my global librarianship blogger friend @globallib

“A French colleague working in the Bibliothèque National de France (BnF, Paris) is seeking information for the internal journal of the Library on actions and projects linking sustainable development and libraries in the world. If you have examples, photos, any kind of documents or if yourself you are currently monitoring on this issue, please share with her all informations you can provide by contacting her IMMEDIATELY at:

The deadline for the publication of the article is March 14th.

With warmest regards,
Vincent Bonnet
Co-Convenor of Environmental Sustainability and Libraries SIG

Resource: Arctic Research

In the Feb 2011 edition of ACRL’s College & Research Library News,  Spencer Acadia, a psychology and sociology librarian at Texas Woman’s University, writing a Ph.D. dissertation on Arctic health, published a list of internet resources on the Arctic research –  environment, health, and culture of the circumpolar north. This annotated list of resources from scientific research to arctic health, offers a plethora of information on useful links and websites worth linking to from your library’s website to offer your patrons.