Last week the third Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians with the theme Social Entrepreneurship in Action took place at UNCG and had a number of great presentations some related to sustainability worth blogging to share! Mandy Henk, Access Services Librarian at DePauw University, but also activist who helped build the People’s Library at Occupy Wall Street and soon-to-be author of a new book on sustainability in libraries, gave a amazing presentation on Libraries, Entrepreneurship, and the Triple Bottom Line. Summary of her presentation: The transition to sustainability represents a new and important opportunity for entrepreneurship, one that librarians can use to stay relevant and engaged with their communities. At a time when even the Harvard Business Review is calling for a transition to a more sustainable world, what can libraries and librarians do to transition their own institutions toward a new more sustainable model, one based on the triple bottom line of economy, ecology, and equity?
View her prezi presentation here