Greening Your Public Library Online Workshop

if you missed the announcement be sure to consider attending this virtual  ALA Workshop on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern.   Greening Your Library: Save Money and the Environment (ALA Editions Workshop). Presented by Kathryn Miller, author of ALA Editions’ Public Libraries Going Green,

Your library is vital to connecting citizens with the knowledge and tools to change habits and lessen our impact on the Earth’s limited resources, and it all starts with leading by example. In this workshop Kathryn Miller, author of Public Libraries Going Green, will discuss practical ideas for how to become green, teach green, and lead green.  Miller will introduce environmentally-friendly, money-saving initiatives that fit your existing building and services. Ideas for hands-on activities, such as rain barrels or butterfly gardens, will help you raise awareness and get your community involved.

Topics include:

  • What it means to be green
  • Ideas for your action plan
  • Socially responsible collection management, from purchase to disposal
  • Program ideas for children, young adults, and adults

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