Call for SustainRT Committee Volunteers – Deadline May 5th

The ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) continues to grow and thrive with a dramatic increase in membership this year. Come be a part of this dynamic round table by serving on a committee to help continue the growth and relevance of our shared work.   Seeking members for the following committees:

  •  Governance
  •  Membership
  •  Online Education
  •  Outreach
  •  Programming
  •  Book Award

To read more about the committees: http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/sustainrt-committees

Applications accepted until May 5th
Notification by May 19th
Two year terms commence on July 1st

Details and volunteer sign up:  http://www.ala.org/groups/committees/volunteer/frm_vol/

Libraries … Adopt a Stream!

Our university library, thanks for our Green Library Group, just “adopted a stream” in the neighborhood next to campus. Five us the other day took time over lunch for our initial clean up.  I enjoyed getting outside on a nice day, tripping around a stream with others from work, and just the good feeling of getting rid trash (so many plastic bags!!!) out of our stream.   We collected over 8 bags of  trash in an hour, including a bean bag chair, a plastic lawn chair, a soccer ball and hockey stick. What a great idea for a school group, a public library (maybe a teen group and/or staff?) and a college library (include student workers?).  Read more about benefits to educators/students, guides and curriculum, how to get started, and general information on the Adopt-a-Stream page.