FREE webinar: Beyond Doom and Gloom – Include Solutions to Climate Change

Mainly academic focused but could be useful to any educator!

webinar Beyond DoomBeyond Doom and Gloom: Include Solutions to Climate Change
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

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Are you or your students worried about climate change impacts and not sure how to help create significant improvements? Are you connecting your students to ways to be involved in solutions? This webinar focuses on expert curricular materials to engage students in current and future solutions that can be used in any course and in any discipline. Join us to see how you can be part of reducing doom and gloom and share opportunities for progress.

Brought to you by DANS (Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability) and HEASC (Higher Education Associations’ Sustainability Consortium).

FREE Webinar on Green Spaces & Health

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)  is a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level. They offer webinar to their partners but anyone is welcome to join in. the next one sounds like it could be useful to librarians!

Title: Green Spaces and Health

Date: September 26, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Registration (required):

There is growing evidence that green spaces such as parks, greenways, and gardens around homes, schools, and workplaces have mental and physical health benefits. These green spaces provide a peaceful place to play, relax, study, or exercise, as well as a social gathering place for friends and community; they also can contribute to improved air quality and reduction of harmful greenhouse gases. Recent studies have shown that higher levels of green vegetation are associated with decreased mortality and that neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents. This webinar features discussion about this latest research and what it means for environmental public health.


Jill Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Southern California

Francine Laden, Sc.D.
Harvard University

Recording Available – Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

You can now hear the 30-minute recording of SustainRT‘s 9/15/16 webinar…

Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

This was a recap from our panel presentation at ALA 2016. Speakers included:

  • Jodi Shaw, children’s librarian, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Madeleine Charney, sustainability studies librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Mary Beth Lock, director of Access Services, Wake Forest University
  • Ray Pun, first year student success librarian, California State University, FresnoPast webinar recordings are available here:

Seed Lending Library Webinar!

RUSA is sponsoring a webinar on Monday, February 29, 2016: 2-3:15pm (central time) in Adobe Connect on the topic of What Does It Take? Building and Maintaining a Seed Lending Library  with Sally Thomas & Emily Weeks!  Register as a group or individual and check out other webinars here.

Individual registration rates
RUSA members: $40
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $25
Non-members: $65

Group registration rates: a single login ($99), or multiple logins ($38 per person, minimum 2ppl)

Book-to-Action Toolkit? Learn more in Thursday’s FREE webinar!

Libraries often have book clubs, right? but what happens when you leave the book club event … anything? How about this concept of Book-to-Action:  that book you read, that idea that inspired you or cause that calls your name, how about putting it into action by engaging in a community service project related to the book’s topic!  If you want to learn more about this idea, then join this FREE SustainRT Webinar –  Collaborating for sustainability: community and publisher partnerships and the book to action program –  Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:15 – 12:45 pm (EST) –  REGISTER NOW!

Webinar Overview:  Local community organizations and publishers can be valuable partners for libraries in creating sustainability-oriented programming. Join us on February 4 for this free SustainRT webinar to learn as Sally Thomas and Michael Weaver describe Book-to-Action programs which extend the idea of a book discussion by not only scheduling an author/speaker, but also partnering with a public service organization for a volunteer day or other community service opportunity. For more information, see the Book-to-Action Toolkit

IT Energy Savings for Libraries Webinar: recording, slides and notes

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 8.50.06 AMIf you missed the SustainRT  webinar on Thursday, December 17, 2015  –  IT Energy Savings for Libraries: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs”  with special guest, Mike Walker from EPA’s Energy Star program, you are in luck! The video RECORDING, Mike’s powerpoint  SLIDES and CHAT QUESTIONS he answered after the fact (since we ran out of time) are all available!  Very useful information to apply in your library, and Mike is open to doing other webinars for ALA or library consortiums, regional libraries, etc. (His contact info is on the slides and in the chat question answers document)

Webinar 11/18 Forging Your Path as a Sustainability-Engaged Library Professional

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

Register Now!

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