A great place to join other green and sustainable librarians is online at the new LinkedIn group Sustainable Librarians. This group is for librarians who are social entrepreneurs, leaders, facilitators,and advocates in the sustainability movement. We hope people will share stories and best practices and encourage others to join the movement. Recent discussion have been on using GreenPrint in your library, librarians traveling to AASHE or GreenBuild, and an announcement about a Greening your library webinar offered this week by one of our members!
If you aren’t familiar with LinkedIn, it’s a free online network to connect professionally with other coworkers, former coworker or possible find a future job thorough networks and connections on LinkedIn.
During our research to write this book chapter Librarians as Sustainability Advocates, Educators and Entrepreneurs (part of The Entrepreneurial Librarian book to be published by McFarland & Company in late 2011 or early 2012, editors Mary Krautter, Mary Beth Lock and Mary Scanlon), we were looking for inspiring, entrepreneurial stories about green initiatives by librarians to include. We collected some fantastic stories and heard from some wonderful people, many of whom mentioned a need to better network connect with others. So we created a network on LinkedIn called Sustainability Librarians. where we hope people share stories and best practices, network and encourage others to join the movement.
Thanks for all that each of you do to support greener librarianship!
Beth Filar Williams
Mary Davidge Associates @ Google, Inc.