SustainRT Travel Awards for ALA 2016

 Attention SustainRT members!  The Sustainability Round Table will be offering two $100 travel awards toward attendance at the ALA conference in June 2016.  The awards will be granted to one current SustainRT member currently employed by a library or library-related organization, and one student currently enrolled in an M.L.I.S. program at the time of the conference.

The requirements for the student award are that applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an M.L.I.S. program as of the conference date.
  • Submit a written essay (500 word limit) or 1-2 minute video essay on why it’s important for librarians to promote sustainability.
  • Grant permission for SustainRT to post their submission to the SustainRT blog and other social media.
  • Agree to write a short blog post (250-500 words) about their experience attending ALA and/or how they think that the Sustainability Round Table can encourage their fellow students to take an interest in promoting sustainability at their schools and in their communities.

Requirements for the professional award are that applicants must:

  • Be a current SustainRT member.
  • Be currently employed by a library or a library-related organization.
  • Submit a written essay (500 word limit) or 1-2 minute video essay on a project they have undertaken to make their library greener or to promote sustainability in their community.
  • Agree to write a short blog post (250-500 words) about their experience attending ALA and/or  how they think that the Sustainability Round Table can encourage and support librarians who wish to promote sustainability in their libraries and communities.

Entries should be sent to sustainrtoutreach@gmail.com by midnight  June 8, 2016

The winner will be announced by June 15, 2016.

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