Inspiring TED Talk (from Clark U) from May 2015, by Rachel Shea, Librarian who believes “that if enough of us begin to shift our relationships to one another and Nature, we can produce enormous effects in sustaining our environment.” She gives some attainable goals we can do toward this shift!
Thanks Rachel – here is my tree hug 🙂
If you missed the tweet up this past july, there is now a storify about it! #critlib: environmental and labor implications of library technology. Storify of the #critlib chat from 7/14/2015 on environmental sustainability in libraries, moderated by @ibeilin, & @cat_lager. For more information about #critlib, including past & future chats, please see http://tinyurl.com/critlibx
sharing the information on this upcoming webinar from Simmons CE!
Forging Your Path as a Sustainability-Engaged Library Professional
A 60-minute Webinar with Madeleine Charney
Wednesday, November 18th 7pm-8pm eastern
As keepers of democracy and information stewardship, library professionals are well suited as advocates for sustainability within their communities.With climate disruption becoming more urgent, we need to empower our users, facilitate dialog, and provide resources for a more resilient future.
This webinar will illuminate:
- Implications of ALA’s “Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries”
- Opportunities to participate in SustainRT, a new ALA round table
- Methods for connecting to sustainability-engaged library professionals
- Ways to engage in your own library, from forming a green team to offering relevant services for your patrons
Through a live chat, we will share ideas and grapple with questions. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just dipping your toe in the water, this webinar will help you forge a path that suits your comfort level for professional involvement
60-min webinars: $30 for Regular Registrants, $20 for Simmons SLIS Alumni, $5 for Simmons SLIS full-time students and faculty
90-min webinars: $50 for Regular Registrants, $35 for Simmons SLIS Alumni, $10 for Simmons SLIS full-time students and faculty