If you are headed to ALA MW 2018 in Denver in February, check out these sessions and meetings:
Saturday, 2/10 @ 3-4pm – Business Meeting
Sunday, 2/11 @1-2:30pm – Discussion: Crisis and Community
Monday, 2/12 @10:30-11:30am – News You Can Use: Sustainability Strategies for Libraries and Communities (Symposium on the Future of Libraries)
If you are not attending ALA MW, join the virtual meeting
February 1, 2018
1pm EST / 12pm CST / 11am MST / 10am PST
Check http://www.ala.org/rt/sustainrt/news for details on how to join virtually.
The Sustainability Roundtable was formed to help libraries foster resilient communities. As we wrap up our first year of existence we’re excited to report we’re introducing our very first resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries at the FREE ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on June 4th
The goals of the resolution are to inspire ALA to act as an organization to:
- recognize the important and unique role libraries play in wider community conversations about resiliency, climate change, and a sustainable future and begin a new era of sustainable leadership in order to act on economic, environmental and socially equitable viability of choices made on behalf of the association;
- enthusiastically encourage activities — as an association, and for its membership, library schools and state associations — to proactively apply sustainable practices in their facilities, operations, policy, technology, programming, partnerships and library school curricula; and
- direct ALA staff, divisions and round tables to pursue sustainable choices when planning their conferences and meetings
- actively promote best practices of sustainability through ALA publications, research and educational opportunities to reach our shared goal of vital, visible and viable libraries for the future.
The resolution was crowdsourced through the SustainRT membership building off of a successful model resolution passed by the New York Library Association! Sound like something you can get behind? Then join us at the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting, registration is now open: http://bit.ly/1IztI5o
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