A website on climate change, created by the Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center called the Voices of a Warming Planet, features oral history interviews with 12 leading figures from Oregon State University. The website consists of oral history interviews conducted with OSU faculty, staff and students who are engaged in climate change research from multiple scholarly vantage points, including the oceanographic and atmospheric sciences, forestry, agriculture, ethics, public health, and public policy, tracing each narrator’s path through academia while paying particular attention to their research and perspectives on global warming.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) online events are usually held on Wednesdays, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET and are free for everyone. Video recordings and presentation materials are available for AASHE members in the webinar archive at any time. Check the 2018 calendar and signup now for a webinar of interest!
June 6 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
This webinar introduces ways to include other cultural perspectives in course content in support of a more inclusive and sustainable future.
June 20 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
If you want to make your campus more PC (pollinator conscious), the Bee Campus USA webinar will explain how to join the national movement.
June 27 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
This webinar will present the campus nitrogen footprint model and discuss the process of calculating a campus nitrogen footprint in the new SIMAP tool.
In addition to webinars, there are still spots for the following workshops. Anyone is welcome to attend. Check them out and register for one today!
Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop
June 20 – June 22, North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN – Registration deadline June 8!
This workshop is for faculty, students, administrators and staff of all disciplines, as well as community organizers and city officials and planners, who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. For more information and to register please visit: http://www.aashe.org/calendar/diversity-equity-inclusion-workshop-2018/
Leading Deep Change in Higher Education Workshop
July 19 – July 20, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – Registration deadline June 15!
This leadership development program is designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority.
For more information and to register please visit: http://www.aashe.org/calendar/refocus-workshop-2018/
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Science’s special issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene. The guest editors are interested in a wide variety of submissions on questions of librarians and archivists’ responses to climate change and related concerns. JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:
• Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
• Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
• Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
• Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
• Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two
referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee.
Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue
editor(s). More information here: http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/announcement/view/5
Watch the recording of the ALA Sustainability Round Table’s Conversation with LIS Students on 5/3/18
Interested in leading productive conversations on climate change and other challenging topics at your library? Experience a deliberative forum firsthand. Join ALA and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) on Monday, December 11, for a virtual dialogue and deliberation session using the National Issues Forums Institute’s (NIFI) Common Ground for Action online forum.
In this session, attendees will experience a deliberative forum by examining the advantages and disadvantages of different options for addressing climate change, weighing these against the things they hold deeply valuable. Using NIFI’s “Climate Choices: How should we meet the challenges of a warming planet?” issue guide, participants will engage in meaningful, productive dialogues about issues that affect the environment and their communities. If you’ve never participated in a CGA forum, please watch the “How To Participate” video before joining https://vimeo.com/99290801
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)/1:00 pm (CST)/11:00 am (PST)
It is too late to register for the AASHE conference in October this year but IF YOU ARE GOING, make sure you connect with fellow librarians. For example those in this banner image on the AASHE site under Workshops is a screen shot of librarians running a discussion session last AASHE! Once the schedule it up, search for libraries or librarians and connect!