Webinar: Green Libraries: Getting Started

Upcoming online webinar  10/28/14  1pm eastern time zone. Directed toward Illinois librarians but seems open to all.  And Laura Barnes is a wealth of knowledge on the topic!  Sign up here. 

Do you want to incorporate environmental sustainability into your library operations and your organization but don’t know how to begin? Join Laura Barnes to learn how to develop a sustainability plan and sell it to your colleagues. We will also discuss employee engagement strategies and some library-specific things you can do to minimize your environmental footprint.

Laura Barnes is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and the Sustainability Information Curator at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the University of Illinois’ Prairie Research Institute. She is a degreed librarian who specializes in locating and sharing environmental information and developing finding aids for working engineers and scientists. She also teaches workshops to help businesses and organizations become more environmentally friendly and authors the Environmental News Bits blog, in addition to directing GLRPPR’s regional programs. Links to information resources she has developed are available.

Tweens and Teens Go Green! Art Programming Ideas Online Workshop

gogreenteensValeria Colston is offering another fabulous online workshop  “Tweens and Teens Go Green! Art Programming Ideas Online Workshop.”  Attending will help you “build a portfolio of ideas for creating innovative green art projects and programming.” Many Tweens and Teens are already green and have an  appreciation and sensitivity to going green.  This workshops will give you an opportunity to offer and share some fun and educational art projects and programming

Details:  4 weeks/12 hour, online, with illustrated lecture, discussion board topics, and class assignments

Cost: $59.00 (Library Invoices accepted)

Deadline: Sign up by November 1, 2013.

Instructor:   Valerie Colston, M.A., author and art professor with many years of experience developing and teaching art programs in libraries in San Diego, California and author of   Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools, and Themes for Young Adult Programming Libraries Unlimited Dec. 2012 and 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills

Webcast: “Reaching Sustainability with Online Library Instruction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”

Free webcast offered by the Blended Librairan Online Community called “Reaching Sustainability with Online Library Instruction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”   on February 21st, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET.  Presenter is Heidi Steiner, Head of Digital and Distance Education Services and Assistant Professor at the Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University. Sign up now! 

Summary:

Sustainability is not just about fuel efficient cars, composting and ethically sourced food. The concept is also readily applicable to library instruction programs, many of which are on unsustainable paths. Incorporating more online instruction holds great promise, but does not have to mean expensive tutorial creation software and web conferencing suites, expansive embedded librarian initiatives, or burnt out teaching librarians at mid-semester. This webcast will provide practical tips and resources for creative, cost-effective and sustainable online library instruction using the cycle of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Sign up now!! online course for academic librarians on forming library action plan for sustainable engagement

Sign up now!  For the Library Juice Academy  online two week workshop focusing on the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement:   The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement.  This workshops ( for .75 credits/$90 )  will guide you  through a practical process for becoming actively engaged in sustainable activities on your campus with reading assignments, exercises, and participation in a forum to connect and inspire. Topics  include: “Temperature Check” of Your Institution, Finding Your Allies, Library as Common Space, and Bridge Building Tools.   The wonderful  instructor Madeleine Charney is the  Sustainability Studies Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who has presented at the   Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference – “Getting Closer: The Librarian, the Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability; ”  and this  past year she co-facilitated  (with me!) a 4-part webinar series  “Libraries for Sustainability.”

4th & Final – Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series on August 28

Please join us for the fourth and final webinar series on August 28, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST)
This webinar is focused on avenues for action and collaboration. You will receive an update on: new leadership of ALA’s Task Force on the Environment (TFOE) and plans for the future; the possibility and need for creating a Library Sustainability Toolkit; library sustainability related presentations, research and articles with the potential for collaboration. There will be an opportunity to contribute to an open discussion and facilitated brainstorming session on the next steps to advance the sustainability front in libraries. Each of us holds part of the answer!

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Free Online Sustainability Course “Sustainability: a global introduction”

When? Starting August 27th 2012 and running for 8 weeks

Offer through? http://www.earth.illinois.edu/class.html  Supported by Illinois School of Earth, Society, and the Environment and  Office of Online and Continuing Education, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and by the University of Illinois.

Content?  Examines the global forces that will determine our sustainable future covering questions like:

  • What are the biggest threats – is it loss of biodiversity, climate change, or population growth?
  • Is “peak oil” real, and can renewable sources bridge the energy gap?
  • Where are we headed – do demographics, economics, science and policy point towards a prosperous future?

 

Tasks? Mix of readings, short lectures, quizzes, collaborative projects and discussions. All participants who successfully complete the required activities (and tests!) will earn a completion badge.

Professor?  Dr. Jonathan Tomkin is the Associate Director of the School of Earth, Society and Environment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The textbook is free and downloadable from the web.

More details here!     Sign up coming soon….

Libraries for Sustainability Webinar #3….

If you missed it… here is the link to the third webinar recording  and the document created and used by Madeleine Charney “A Sustainability Librarian’s Manifesto: Your “Take Action” Checklist

Tuesday  June 12, 2012  from 2pm-3pm (EST)

In this third webinar, we will discuss and share opportunities for engagement in professional library organizations and other groups which might provide a forum to share sustainability best practices such as discussion groups, task forces, committees and social activities. Share your experiences with tools such as LinkedIn and listservs, organizations such as AASHE, ARL, ACRL, as well as state and regional associations. How can we initiate contact with such groups? Where shall we focus? How do we address the diverse needs of libraries in all sectors: public, academic, school, special and other? Come prepared to discuss and offer ideas for specific recommendations for successful sustainability activities within professional library organizations.

There will be the option for a group to convene in another virtual room for an ALA-focused discussion — in particular, the future of Task Force on the Environment (TFOE). Plans are already underway for a face-to-face social gathering at the upcoming ALA Annual conference to consider how to best advance the sustainability message within our libraries and associations.

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