Tweet-up today on Libraries/Archives + Sustainability!

Joint  Tweet-up: SustainRT and ProjectARCC

Monday Oct. 19, 2015, 1pm eastern

On Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1pm ET, ProjectARCC (Archivists Responding to Climate Change) and ALA’s SustainRT (Sustainability Roundtable) are co-hosting a tweet-up to discuss how we as archivists and librarians can reduce our professional carbon footprint and implement sustainable practices in our institutions.

We invite you to participate by using #SustainLIS and by following @projectARCC and @sustainRT on Twitter. You don’t have to be an expert on sustainability or climate change to attend and contribute! We welcome all librarians, archivists, and information professionals to join this open discussion. How can we make our institutions environmentally sustainable in order to preserve our collections, profession, and planet?

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Libraries and State Parks Connections!

Check out this new program launched by the Colorado State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to encourage people to visit state parks and get outdoors: patrons can check out a backpack containing maps, brochures, binoculars, and other materials including a park pass.   The pilot project is starting now with 8 libraries in Colorado who received two “Check Out State Parks” passes along with the backpacks running until March 31, 2016. The full program will launch to all 260 libraries in the state April 1, 2016. Find out more here or click the image below!

 

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Lost in the Stacks – Sustainabilty themed radio show episodes!

Ever Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 1.24.37 PMtuned in to the “The one and only Research Library Rock’n’Roll show” Lost in the Stacks? Ameet and Charlie from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk every Friday for lunch 12-1pm (eastern). Their recent episodes have been on sustainability in libraries:

Episode 274 Oct 2 2015 “sustainability in libraries”

Episode 273 Sept 25, 2015 “respect des fonds, respect des planet”(aka ProjectARCC)