Passing on this important message from the SustainRT list for those in academic libraries, from Madeleine, Coordinator Elect, SustainRT!
This is an opportunity (or an awareness exercise) !
Does your campus use STARS to document its sustainability progress?
Not sure? Then check THIS LINK and see if your institution is listed.
1) If your campus has completed the version 2.0 report (most recent), take a look at section A-10 Support for Research.
Three questions at the end focus on the library’s contributions to sustainability research/learning.
a- Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?
b- A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research and learning
c- The website URL where information about the institution’s library support for sustainability is available
What was filled out in these fields?
2) If your campus is still using version 1.2, a great opportunity awaits your library — to shine as a contributor to this forward momentum! Might you play a role in providing information for version 2.0?
Finally, this new library category is a reminder of why it’s important for library people to be involved with AASHE, the organization that oversees STARS.