IFLA sustainability programming!

Attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018?  ENSULIB, the IFLA Special Interest Group for Environment, Sustainability and Libraries has lots of great programming: 

Sun 26 August
12.00-14.00 Poster Session (Poster no 103) “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies: Go Green!”
13.00-14.00 Session 196b, Presentation of new IFLA/De Gruyter Publications, with “Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World – Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services”, edited by: Hauke/Charney/Sahavirta (ENSULIB)
13.45-15.45 Session 116 (Library Theory & Information Literacy Sections): Panel with “From Information Literacy to Green Literacy; Training Librarians as trainers for Sustainability Literacy” (P. Hauke, Germany)

Mon 27 August
12.00-14.00 Poster Session 2 (Poster no 103) “Transform Libraries – Transform Societies: Go Green!”
12.45-13.45 Session 153b Awards Presentation, with IFLA Green Library Award 2018

Tue 28 August
09.30-11.30 Session 187 (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries & Libraries for Children and Young Adults): Catalyst for environmental and social sustainability: Libraries supporting young adults’ quest for a better future (chair: P. Hauke)

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Submit a Session or Poster to the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference, January 8-9

The National Council for Science and the Environment is now accepting proposals for sessions and posters for the 2019 Annual Conference, January 8-9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This is an opportunity to share your research and experiences with colleagues who are actively working in the fields of sustainability, resilience, and education.
NCSE seeks sessions and posters that reinforce this year’s conference theme of Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience. Our planet is facing challenges such as extreme weather, growing urbanization, and resource scarcity. Cities and ecosystems are more vulnerable than ever, triggering an urgent call for a sustainable, healthy, and just world. More recently, the concept of resilience has become integrated into our thinking. This year’s conference will explore the challenges and opportunities emerging at the intersection of natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure as well as best practices. We will also look at community resilience and discuss how to apply best practices to all communities.
Submission Deadline: August 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET.

ALA Annual: SustainRT events!

All on SUNDAY June 24, 2018
http://www.ala.org/rt/sustainrt/

8:30am – 10am
The Rising Tide: How Libraries Sustain a Planet in Crisis 

Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 278

Libraries and librarians can (and do) play a pivotal role in helping vulnerable communities build the physical, social, economic, and emotional resources and skills necessary to endure and thrive in the face of catastrophic climate, social, and economic disruptions. Librarian who work in a community/area especially prone to catastrophic weather events like flood, fire, drought, etc. respond to crisis by assisting their communities to recover. Please come hear the first-hand insights of two librarians, one public, one academic, on enlisting or providing support for their communities impacted by the disruption wrought after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005. Speakers:  Marylyn Haddican, Library Director, Jefferson Parish  and Andy Corrigan Associate Dean of Libraries, Tulane University  This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).


10:30am – 11:30am
SUSTAINRT: Sustainability Round Table Business and Membership Meeting 
Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 210

All interested please attend!


2:30pm-3:30pm 
SUSTAINRT: Sustainability Round Table Business and Membership Meeting 
Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 210

Join the Sustainability Round Table for a brief introduction to SustainRT, followed by micro-presentations by members on projects they are working on (or have worked on) related to sustainability in their libraries. Topics include managing donations to libraries in developing nations, planning environmentally-themed film screenings, finding practical ways to make more efficient use of resources and decrease waste, developing partnerships for campus sustainability, and re-purposing conference swag into sustainable library activities.  Speakers:

Uta Hussong-Christian, Science Librarian, Oregon State University

  • Uta will share her library’s “Party Pack” box (inspired by Green Girl in our town) and durable bag checkout (to keep books dry) as a way to use unwanted conference or other swag and then facilitate table brainstorm about other unusual but interesting sustainable activities.

Gayatri Singh, Reference & Information Services Coordinator, UC San Diego Library

  • Gayatri will discuss the campus’ sustainability initiatives and efforts, and created a Library Sustainability Committee on the UC San Diego Campus.  The charge of the group included developing comprehensive strategies and institutional practices that promote sustainability, including measures to make more efficient use of resources, conserve, and to decrease waste. Discussion will highlight the work we’re doing (events, policies, etc.).  Learn how attendees can implement and/or evaluate similar sustainability initiatives at their institutions, and share what is happening at otherinstitutions.

Rebecca L. Miller, Library Consultant, BiblioDev, LLC

  • Rebecca will lead a discussion on managing donations to libraries in developing nations and more specifically, how to get the donations to the country.  Paying for shipping is not “sexy” and people don’t like to contribute to it, but it’s critical!  This is one of the biggest issues I’ve encountered when working overseas.

Susan Conlon, Head of Youth Services, Princeton Public Library

  • Susan will conduct a mini-presentation on top documentary films with environmental themes that are available for screenings in libraries. It will include a set of slides with each film and discussion/brainstorming with the group.

Amy Brunvand, Librarian, University of Utah Sustainability Office

  • Amy will lead a brief discussion on a recent AASHE presentation on Academic Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities, which includes a quick overview of academic libraries as partners for campus sustainability.

 

 

IFLA’s ENSULIB Updates!

IFLA Green Library Award 2018

The third annual IFLA Green Library Award, sponsored by De Gruyter, announces the Call for Submissions for 2018. All the details may be found here: https://www.ifla.org/node/10159

Call for Papers for IFLA WLIC 2018

Join ENSULIB and the Library Services for Children and Young Adults Section for a joint session at IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The Call for Papers may be found here: https://2018.ifla.org/calls-for-papers

Forthcoming Book

Collaborative Strategies for Successful Green Libraries: Buildings, Management, Programs and Services (working title) will be published this summer by De Gruyter. The contents will be drawn from papers given at ENSULIB?s 2017 Satellite Meeting, Open Session with the Public Libraries Section at WLIC 2017, and the 2107 IFLA Green Library Award.

 

Call for Proposals for NCORE 20187!

Opportunity to present!

I saw this call from a colleague Lindsay Marlow,  who has attend this conference for several years and speaks very highly of it!   The call for proposals for the 2018 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (in NOLA May 29-June 3)is due  Dec 1, 2017:  https://ncore.ou.edu/en/ncore-2018/programming/callforpresentations/  She notes the  Suggested Areas of Emphasis for Proposals and under the Race, Ethnicity, Sovereignty, Transnationalism, Power, or Intersectional Identity  themes that might lend themselves to fall under the Sustainability area.

  • Reflections in Activism and Organizing: Self-work, Self-Care and how we show up and remain standing (Mindfulness work)
  • Identity Development, Self-Work, and Self-Care, How we show up (Mindfulness)
  • Identity Development, Intergroup Dialogue, Facilitation, Perspective Taking and Empathy (Climate Conversations)
  • The Environment: Sustainability and Environmental Justice (SUST-RT work, our individual work, as well as potential to collaborate on a panel with libs from other ODLOS round tables or affiliates)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (For the Science/Sustainability Libs amongst us)

 

 

 Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest Conference

 Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest Conference

What: This is a conference on Applying Psychological & Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors
When: Wed/Thurs Nov 15-16 2017
Where: University Place Conference Center, Portland State University (Oregon)
More Info: http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/pnw-2017-conference/ 
Cost:   Full Rate $375 | ITRC Member Rate $285 | Early-Bird Discount Rate (ends Sept.15) $295

REGISTER HERE!