If you missed the webinar yesterday – Beyond Doom and Gloom: Include Solutions to Climate Change by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) it was wonderful, but it was recorded and please watch it when you have time.
Description – Are you or your students worried about climate change impacts? Are you connecting your students to ways to be involved in solutions? This webinar focuses on expert materials to engage students in current and future policy solutions that can be used in any course and in any discipline. Watch this webinar to see how you can be part of reducing doom and gloom and share opportunities for progress.
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.
Valeria 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
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!
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! 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.”
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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