SustainRT offers $500 travel award to attend ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/03/2017

Contact:

John L. Amundsen

Program Officer, Outreach and Communications

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services

(312) 280-2140

jamundsen@ala.org

CHICAGO - The American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is inviting submissions for its first-ever travel award, featuring a $500 good for travel costs for ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago. 

To apply for the award, applicants are invited to submit a 60 second video under the theme “Green is the New Black,” explaining how libraries can empower their customers and communities to create a greener, more sustainable future. Creativity is encouraged. Applicants must be SustainRT members. To add SustainRT to your membership, please log in to www.ala.org or call 800-545-2433, ext. 7. 

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM CT on March 15, 2017. To submit your video, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/d9TlSae3ABkQKHdy2

Following the deadline, SustainRT will select and post the top three videos on the SustainRT Facebook page. The video receiving the most “likes” by 11:59PM CT on March 31, 2017 will be selected and announced as the winner on the SustainRT blog on April 1, 2017. 

SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. SustainRT is open to all ALA members and will include both individual members and organizational members.