BOOK: Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-free Library

Henk_300Check out this new book by Mandy Henk Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-free Library coming out this summer from ALA but you can order now & you should!  The online summary says:

n the first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-free future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical. Using the “three E’s” of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, she traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-free library. Rooted in the latest science but firmly focused on concrete action, her book”

I heard Mandy speak as a keynote at the Social Entrepreneurship in Action: the 2013 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians on Libraries and the Triple Bottom Line and she had some fantastic ideas I had not even thought about myself. (Check out her Prezi)

 

3rd Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: Social Entrepreneurship in Action

entrelogoPlease join us  for the 3rd Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: Social Entrepreneurship in Action May 16-17, 2013 on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro but also sponsored by sponsored by the libraries of Wake Forest University and UNCG.

An exciting lineup of keynote speakers including Brian Matthews (The Ubiquitous Librarian), Michael Porter (Library Renewal) and Mandy Henk (The People’s Library from Occupy Wall Street) along with dynamic presenters who will share the ways in which a wide variety of librarians engage in social entrepreneurship to promote social change in their communities and beyond. Visit us on Facebook!

This conference will provide a forum to:

  • Share and celebrate the social entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
  • Inspire each other to innovate and promote change
  • Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices .

Register with the Early Bird rate of $110 through March 15, and save $20.
After March 15, $130.

questions? I’m on the planning team so you can email me directly!

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: “Social Entrepreneurship in Action”

Since it’s a social and sustainable based theme this time, I wanted to promote this CFP for this wonderful and unique conference!  Check out the line up of speakers and consider presenting! 

 

Call for Proposals

As David Bornstein and Susan Davis succinctly define, “Social entrepreneurship is a process by which citizens build or transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption, in order to make life better for many.”*  At the third “Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians,” sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we will explore the paths by which librarians have engaged in social entrepreneurship to promote social change in their communities and beyond.
This conference will provide a forum to:

  • Share and celebrate the social entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals
  • Inspire each other to innovate and promote change
  • Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices

We seek presentations from librarians and information professionals about projects that have transformed library services or have provided solutions to social problems. The successful presentation could include:

  • An innovative approach that used social entrepreneurship to fill an unmet need or promoted change
  • A description of how a solution was designed and implemented
  • A discussion of lessons learned and what could have been done differently
  • A description of the keys to a successful project
  • A tone that inspires social entrepreneurship, no matter how small the project

The conference will feature keynote addresses from noted professionals in our field:

 

  • Mandy Henk, Librarian at The People’s Librarian, Occupy Wall Street, as well as the Coordinator of Access Services at DePauw University.
  • Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries.  Creator of the popular blog, “The Ubiquitous Librarian,” Mathews recently wrote “Think Like a Startup: A White Paper to Inspire Library Entrepreneurialism.”
  • Michael Porter, President of Library Renewal, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding equitable ways for library users to access electronic content.

 
Conference dates and location:

May 16 & 17, 2013 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

www.uncg.edu

For more information please see the conference web page or http://cloud.lib.wfu.edu/blog/entrelib/
Formats:

Presentations may be made in one of two formats:

  • One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A.  These may be panels or single presenters.  Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • Five minute “lightning rounds” with time for Q&A after all have presented.  Only a microphone will be provided so be prepared without visual aids!  Proposals should include a description of 25-50 words.

Submission Deadline:

Proposals will be accepted until November 1, 2012.  Please click here for the submission form or

http://bit.ly/P5D8Kg
For more information about submissions, contact:

Ellen Makaravage makaraef@wfu.edu

Kimberly Lutz kdlutz2@uncg.edu

 

*in Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, New York: Oxford UP, 2010.