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)
It is too late to register for the AASHE conference in October this year but IF YOU ARE GOING, make sure you connect with fellow librarians. For example those in this banner image on the AASHE site under Workshops is a screen shot of librarians running a discussion session last AASHE! Once the schedule it up, search for libraries or librarians and connect!
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
Join in the conversation at the World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals– in Manchester, UK, 5th-7th April 2017 by submitting your abstract by October 15th (deadline has been extended – even though the website doesn’t indicate that). Accepted papers will be published in the publication “Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research”
The United Nations are celebrating this week the first anniversary of the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, which set-up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” — a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom and shows the need for an integrated handling of the three main dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
If you are going to be at the 2016 AASHE conference this October 9-12 (FYI registration ends 9/22!) in Baltimore, two librarians active in SustainRT will be there and are hosting two eve
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
Environmental Sustainability for Libraries (ENSULIB) had a very successful and well-attended session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio last week. The group welcomed research from Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the US, and presenting the IFLA Green Library Award for 2016, which included 30 submissions. First place went to Pequeño Sol ecological library, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas state, Mexico, for its new crowdfunded and community-constructed building extension that incorporates renewable energies and recycled materials. Read the summary from American Libraries magazine.
Save the date: ENSULIB will hold a two-day meeting in Berlin August 16-17, 2017. This directly precedes the IFLA conference in Wroclaw, Poland. Follow them on Facebook
IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2016 will be held 13-19 August, in Columbus, Ohio, USA with the theme: Connections. Collaboration. Community. The programme is available online now.
The Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG) will have an open session which includes an introduction of the IFLA Green Library Award winner and Business meeting along with a few papers, on Thurs. 8/18 10:45-12:45 (session 215) called “Green Libraries: Together, for All”.
1. Using Library Information Technologies and Resources to Support Sustainable Projects, Hong Xu (University-Corpus Christi, United States). Paper in English
2. Environmentally Sustainable Library Buildings: opportunities and challenges for Asian countries, Saima Qutab (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia) Zainab Faruqui Ali (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia) Farasat Shafi Ullah (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia). Paper in English.
3. Searching for Sustainability – a blended course in how to search interdisciplinary, Mauritza Jadefrid (Gothenburg University Library, Sweden) Joakim Lennartsson (Gothenburg University Library, Sweden) Christian Kleinheiz (Gothenburg University Library, Sweden) Mats Blomberg (Gothenburg University Library, Sweden). Paper in English.
Also, stop by the IFLA Awards Presentation where the Green Library Award will be presented in the Expo Pavilion / Tech Lab, Tuesday 8/16 at 12:45pm (session 140)