The Sustainability Roundtable was formed to help libraries foster resilient communities. As we wrap up our first year of existence we’re excited to report we’re introducing our very first resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries at the FREE ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on June 4th
The goals of the resolution are to inspire ALA to act as an organization to:
- recognize the important and unique role libraries play in wider community conversations about resiliency, climate change, and a sustainable future and begin a new era of sustainable leadership in order to act on economic, environmental and socially equitable viability of choices made on behalf of the association;
- enthusiastically encourage activities — as an association, and for its membership, library schools and state associations — to proactively apply sustainable practices in their facilities, operations, policy, technology, programming, partnerships and library school curricula; and
- direct ALA staff, divisions and round tables to pursue sustainable choices when planning their conferences and meetings
- actively promote best practices of sustainability through ALA publications, research and educational opportunities to reach our shared goal of vital, visible and viable libraries for the future.
The resolution was crowdsourced through the SustainRT membership building off of a successful model resolution passed by the New York Library Association! Sound like something you can get behind? Then join us at the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting, registration is now open: http://bit.ly/1IztI5o