The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is looking for mentors to serve for one year. If your institution is an AASHE member, please consider applying to be either a mentor or mentee. Let’s get a pool of librarians (and library school students! ) in this program. Mentors provide mentees with general guidance and support, and, if desired, advice in implementing a specific project. Mentors and mentees connect approximately once a month over the course of a year through virtual meetings, phone calls or in-person at our annual conference & expo. At the conclusion of the one-year term, mentees are expected to share a case study or other materials resulting from the project through the Campus Sustainability Hub. More info on the program can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ujL2MK
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.
Links and Materials
Poster Session from 4 – 5:15 PM: Team Up With Your Campus Library for Sustainability Education and Outreach
Includes: Examples of how libraries have been active partners and leaders in campus sustainability initiatives.
Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Hall C
Networking Meeting from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Beyond the Library: Librarians Team up With Campus Partners for Sustainability Education and Outreach
Includes: A wonderful opportunity to share your sustainability work and/or to gain ideas of how to be sustainable within your own campus community! (Feel free to bring your lunch.)
Location: Baltimore Convention Center, 303
Academic Librarians, please consider submitting a presentation idea by February 15, 2016!
Passing on this important message from the SustainRT list for those in academic libraries, from Madeleine, Coordinator Elect, SustainRT!
This is an opportunity (or an awareness exercise) !
Does your campus use STARS to document its sustainability progress?
Not sure? Then check THIS LINK and see if your institution is listed.
1) If your campus has completed the version 2.0 report (most recent), take a look at section A-10 Support for Research.
Three questions at the end focus on the library’s contributions to sustainability research/learning.
a- Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?
b- A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research and learning
c- The website URL where information about the institution’s library support for sustainability is available
What was filled out in these fields?
2) If your campus is still using version 1.2, a great opportunity awaits your library — to shine as a contributor to this forward momentum! Might you play a role in providing information for version 2.0?
Finally, this new library category is a reminder of why it’s important for library people to be involved with AASHE, the organization that oversees STARS.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2014 is hosting is Conference & Expo themed Innovation for Sustainable Economies & Communities which starts next week October 26-29 in Portland, OR. What a great lined up a keynotes:
Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA Executive Director and “Story of Stuff” creator, featured keynote
Marcelo Bonta, founder of Environmental Professionals of Color and the Center for Diversity & the Environment, Monday keynote
Rob Bennett, founder and CEO of EcoDistricts, Tuesday keynote
Andy Keller, president and founder of ChicoBags, opening Student Summit keynote
- Anna Lappé, national bestselling author and sustainable food advocate, closing Student Summit keynote
A search for sessions related somehow to libraries came up with:
- 10/27/2014 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Using co-instruction to enhance information literacy in sustainability education, Meghann E. Jarchow, Sustainability Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, “This model of co-instruction and supplementary course material by Sustainability and Library faculty is beneficial to student learning because it helps students link the sustainability content while developing greater information literacy skills….”
- 10/28/2014 1:40 PM – 2:00 PM – Road Scholars: Promoting a Car-Free On-Campus Experience with Bikes, Shane Tedder, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Kentucky, Lexington , Kentucky, “The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library has 10 years of experience in providing free bicycle check-out and on-campus repair service at the University of Kentucky…”
- 10/27/2014 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM How can an Academic Library support a University’s Sustainability Plan? (poster), Elena Maans, MLIS Sustainability Coordinator, Dominican University, Forest Park, Illinois, “The discussion will be facilitated by a Public Services Librarian and a Sustainability Coordinator who will outline how they are collaborating to meet the sustainability goals of the University…”
I saw on the SustainRT facebook page that: Elena Maans is facilitating a networking meeting for librarians and sustainability professionals on Monday October 27th from 1pm to 2pm in room B112.
**if there are librarian speakers at this event please comment here and let me know! I hope we get some good summaries (or a webinar?) shared from those in attendance! ***
AASHE 2014: Innovation for Sustainable Economies & Communities is open for proposals due Feb 28 2014. The conference will be held in Portland, OR October 26-29. There is a growing number of librarians involved in AASHE and I encourage other academic librarians to consider a proposal for this conference! AASHE is the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s and is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses, and nonprofits who are working together to lead the sustainability transformation. Learn more about AASHE’s mission here.