The new Sustainability Round Table of ALA, called SustainRT, is open for membership so consider adding SustainRT to your membership now! There are no official officers yet just a group of us helping to get it started. This interim Steering Committee is in the process of creating by-laws and putting together a ballot of nominees for the ALA election in the spring. *** If you are interested in running for office you can self nominate up until Jan 31, 2014 by going to this online form, adding your bio and other information (you must register first). ***
Want to learn more or find ways to get involved? Stay tuned for a SustainRT virtual discussion in early December, TBA, to help draft our goals and objectives and shape SustainRT in the direction you see as most useful.
ABOUT: The ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is the newest professional forum within the American Library Association. The motion to create a sustainability round table was passed unanimously by ALA Council at Midwinter 2013 in Seattle.
MISSION: SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. SustainRT is open to all ALA members and will include both individual members and organizational members.