Do you have a sustainability-related library story to tell?

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

SustainRT Lightning Rounds Event

Deadline to submit: Monday, April 4, 2016

Do you have a sustainability-related library story to tell?

 

ALA’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is looking for people to share their sustainability-related library projects during its program at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando.

 

Format: Presenters will have five minutes each to tell their story, with follow-up questions at the end of the program. Presenters may opt to use one fixed image (electronic or otherwise) as part of their presentation. The program will be held at ALA Annual on Sunday, June 26th from 10:30-11:30AM.

Eligibility: Anyone may submit a proposal, though preference will be given to SustainRT members.

Purpose: To share creative and important work that contributes to a more resilient, harmonious and holistic community through economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability work being done in libraries of all kinds.  We are seeking a diverse representation of innovative sustainability projects that go beyond the traditional “greening” of libraries.

To submit a proposal, send an email to Jason Nosek <jnosek <at> chipublib.org> with the following:

– Name
– Institution or organization
– Phone
– Email
– SustainRT member Y/N
– Title of your presentation
– Description of the presentation you are proposing to make
– Brief statement telling us what excites you about your topic and/or the sustainability movement within the library profession

Proposals are due by Monday, April 4, 2016.

 

For more information about SustainRT: http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/

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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)

 

Do you have a sustainable related story to share?

ALA’s new Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is looking for people to share their sustainability-related library projects during its kickoff program at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas.

Format: Presenters will have five minutes to present, with follow up questions at the end of the program. Presenters may use one fixed image (electronic or otherwise) as part of their presentation (or none at all). The program will be held at ALA Annual on Sunday June 29th from 1:00-2:30PM.

Eligibility: Anyone may submit a proposal, though preference will be given to SustainRT members.

Purpose: The purpose of the Lightning Rounds is to share creative and important work that contributes to a more resilient, harmonious, and holistic community through economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainability work being done in libraries of all kinds. We are seeking a diverse representation of innovative sustainability projects that go beyond the traditional “greening” of libraries.

To submit a proposal, send an email to Madeleine Charney at mcharney [at] library.umass with answers to the following questions:

Name
Title
Institution or organization
Phone
Email
SustainRT member Y/N
Title of your presentation
Description of the presentation you are proposing to make
Brief statement telling us what excites you about your topic and/or the sustainability movement within the library profession

PROPOSALS DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24,2104

Call for Speakers: online green library conference

Call for Speakers for “Going Green @ Your Library 2: Working Green, Teaching Green” Amigos’ second Going Green @ Your Library online conference will be Wednesday, November 3, 2010. We are looking for librarians interested in sharing their ideas, experiences and excitement about green practices at their library. Our keynote speaker will be Monika Antonelli, co-editor of the forthcoming Greening Libraries (Library Juice Press, 2011) and Reference/Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato. In addition to the keynote session, we hope to have two simultaneous tracks running throughout the day:

  • Working Green This track will focus on the green practices implemented in libraries. Some of the areas of interest include:
    • Green library buildings/renovations
    • Green IT
    • Green practices in the library (e.g. Green ILL, Green Cataloging)
  • Teaching Green This second track focuses on ways your library shows the way to be green to others in your community. Topics might include:
    • Green programming at the library
    • How your library facilitates research on environmental topics
    • Green by example: how your library leads others in implementing green practices Other topics are welcome!

Each session will be 45 minutes in length. If you’re i nterested in presenting, but have never done it online, don’t worry — we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from librarians in academic, public, school, and special libraries. To submit your presentation idea(s), go to http://greenlibs2.amigos.org/ and complete the submission form. Proposals will be accepted until September 30.

If you have questions, please contact us at mailto:greenlibs@amigos.org.

Posted on Web4lib (web4lib@webjunction.org)by:
Christine Peterson
Continuing Education Librarian
Amigos Library Services, Inc.
800-843-8482 x2891
http://www.amigos.org
peterson@amigos.org

Green Library Presentation

I was thrilled to present a workshop on Creating a Green Environment @ your library for the Southwest Workshop Days last thursday and friday in Durango, CO (a place I use  to live and work!) My slides, links and resources are on my wiki.  The workshop was held at the new Durango Public Library – a LEED gold certified library! There were attendees from other libraries in colorado planning to build or recently built green buildings  such as Mancos Public Library (LEED certified) Naturita Public Library (1st strawbale library in colorado) and Gunnison County library District (hoping to build green!) Here are more LEED certified buildings in Colorado.

Green Library Presentations

Last Friday, ACRL/NY had an all day symposium called the  “The 21st Century Library: Targeting the Trends.” Reading their conference blog two interesting sessions caught my attention on greening libraries. One was a presentation by Monika Antonelli called The Greening of Librariesthis session will examine the emergence of green libraries. The presentation will provide an introduction to green building, a review of existing green library buildings, and a look at green programs offered in libraries. The role librarians can play in creating green communities will also be discussed. Be sure to check out Monika’s blog http://greenlibraries.org/ for lots of good details and resources on the subject.

The other was a poster session by Erin Dorney called Extending a Green Hand: Environmentally Friendly Library Outreach Tips –  Are you concerned with the environmental footprint of your library? Do you cringe when making hundreds of paper copies of handouts? Learn how to implement “green” outreach methods for your institution. By using web tools (including social 2.0 tools like Facebook), creating virtual handouts, utilizing reusable displays, offering environmentally friendly incentives and more, you can experience amazing results: more value and visibility for your library while simultaneously helping the Earth! Trying to be green through her own actions, Erin posted  the handouts on her blog.

View the bibliography from the symposium (in PDF)