Recording Available – Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

You can now hear the 30-minute recording of SustainRT‘s 9/15/16 webinar…

Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities

This was a recap from our panel presentation at ALA 2016. Speakers included:

  • Jodi Shaw, children’s librarian, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Madeleine Charney, sustainability studies librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Mary Beth Lock, director of Access Services, Wake Forest University
  • Ray Pun, first year student success librarian, California State University, FresnoPast webinar recordings are available here:
    http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/events-0

Summary of ALA Conference 2016 SustainRT sessions!

For those that couldn’t make the ALA conference and attend our SustainRT sessions,  you can read about two of the sessions SustainRT hosted in American Libraries Magazine:

Carribean Libs at ALAAlso, a panel of Caribbean Librarians spoke: The National Library of Aruba: Promoting, Enhancing and Embracing Green Education

 

 

 

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Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016

IFLAs ENSULIB (Environmental Sustainability and Libraries)
Winners of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016 

1st Place: El Pequeño Sol ecological library (The Little Sun Ecological Library), Germinalia A.C., San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, which was found to be “a project where sustainability was in the soul of the project from the first starting of the idea until to the new library”.

— THIS STORY IS AWESOME! Worth #1 slot – a must watch —


2nd Place: City of Cockburn, Australia, which was characterized as an “excellent green building with sustainable projects”.


3rd Place: La Tierra para quien la siembra (The Land is for those who sow), Columbia, which was found to be “Good working for sustainability with the community!”


More information about the IFLA award and the winning video: ENSULIB | ENSULIB on Facebook

For further information:Petra Hauke (Berlin, Germany), contact person for the IFLA Green Library Award: petra.hauke@hu-berlin.de, or Harri Sahavirta (Helsinki, Finland), convener of ENSULIB: harri.sahavirta@hel.fi.

INSS – social sustainabilty blog, resources, conferences and more

LongLogo  The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability  – funded by the National Science Foundation – focuses on the social aspects of sustainability with a particular focus on engineering and its allied professions. Their website is a community of practice of sorts, with a goal to connect similar minded people, to create dialogue and share resources and ideas. INSS has hosted annual meetings since 2013 and often in several locations:  Lansing, MI; Phoenix, AZ, Bend, OR; Charlotte, NC; and London. Those interested in joining and finding others to explore social sustainability issues with you can sign up for free.  The resources page includes INSS member publications, annotated bibliography of resources, employment opportunities and conference information.  You can subscribe to their blog via email and follow them on twitter!

Call for Abstracts: Sustainability and the Library!

A special issue of Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy  – An open access journal for sustainable solutions (ISSN:1548-7733) invites contributions that integrate science, practice, and policy in original research, case studies, and policy analysis. Submissions should address social, economic, political, and biological/environmental interactions relevant to sustainability problems. The work should be grounded in specific research and be presented in language that is understandable across disciplines.

Call for Abstracts Deadline: May 1, 2015
submit via email to Dr. Maurie Cohen mcohen@njit.edu 
Review decisions by: October 31, 2015
Publication: Spring 2016

This special issue aims both to review how the LIS community has to date sought to advance sustainability and to chart a course for the next generation of effort. We are looking to identify contributions that bring forth new and innovative solutions and/or challenges focusing on issues such as:

  • Assessing the strategic role of library and information science in environmental protection, social equity, and economic development
  • Identifying the ways in which information research and information practices link to sustainability through, for example, access to information, intellectual freedom, literacy
  • Designing sustainable information
  • Greening the library
  • Measuring the environmental impact of different resources that libraries provide
  • Making sustainable decisions that help to positively address climate change and respect natural resources
  • Creating healthy indoor and outdoor environments through sustainable building practices
  • Motivating libraries/librarians to be change leaders
  • Evaluating the role of libraries in pursuing local sustainability through programs and services for public education and local policy/government

Download flyer (pdf) for complete information

More here: http://sspp.proquest.com/about/special.html