SustainRT | Events

Virtual Membership Meetings

all are welcome/not just current members

ALA Conferences/Meetings: 

ALA Annual 2017

ALA Midwinter 2017

  • SustainRT Meeting - Saturday 1/21/17, 1:00-2:30pm 
  • Presentation: The Future of Libraires with Mary Beth Lock and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich 1/22/17, 10:30-11:30am

ALA Annual Conference (Orlando) 2016

Meet ups:  “Sustainable Thinking,” presentation by Matthew Bollerman  and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich; annual business meeting, “SustainRT: Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities," SustainRT and the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table members during a joint social; “Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities” lightning rounds;  “The National Library of Aruba: Promoting, Enhancing and Embracing Green Education” More here: http://www.alaannual.org/  and read articles in American Libraries about some of these sessions and a summary of #sustainRT tweets

ALA Midwinter 2016 Meet-Ups:  
SustainRT’s midwinter meetings were brimming with good ideas and fruitful connections. Our board meeting was well attended with many new faces at the table (See Connect for meeting minutes). At our social event with ProjectARCC we shared our stories of what motivates us to be engaged with sustainability in our professions. FYI: SustainRT is now under the umbrella of ALA’s Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach which supports the inclusion of diverse perspectives within our profession and association. 

Sustainability Round Table Annual Meeting June 2014 "Think Pair Share Exercise"

 

Past Webinars, Tweet-ups & Events:

Play button - Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of Whack Webinar: Thursday, Nov. 9 12:15-12:45pm (EST) : Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of WhackDr. Ellen Moyer, author of the book Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World, shared reasons for hope that we can solve dire environmental problems such as climate change facing our world and concrete actions we can take to help ourselves and our world at the same time, including the one most important action for getting started.

Media: recording


Play button - Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Well-being Webinar Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm (EDT): Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Well-being with Bob Doppelt.

Media: recording - audio & second half only (due to technical issues), follow up Q&A


Play button - STARS and Beyond: Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability OfficeWebinar Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm (EST) - STARS and Beyond: Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office with Amy Brunvand.

Media: recording, Q&A document


Play button - Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American Association of Law LibrariesWebinar: Thursday December 1, 2016, 12:15-12:45pm (EST):  David Selden, National Indian Law Library, spoke about the founding of the Committee on Environmental Sustainability under the American Association of Law Libraries. Their activities include a Conference Travel Offset Project and a Resolution on Sustainability in Law Libraries.

Media: recordingslidedeck & resources:


Play button - Planting the Seeds Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their CommunitiesWebinar: Thursday September 15, 12:15pm-12:45pm (EDT) -Planting the Seeds Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability within Their Communities - a recap from ALA 2016 Conference.

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; and Ray Pun, first year student success librarian, California State University, Fresno -

Media: recording


Play button - Libraries and the Sacredness of CommunityWebinar: Thursday May 19, 2016, 12:15-12:45pm (EDT) -  Libraries and the Sacredness of Community.

Presentation by Rachael Shea, Head of Public Services at Clark University. The webinar will explore the importance of relationship and the many ways libraries can contribute to creating sustainable communities. Rachael will describe how the "interconnectedness of things" and the interplay of exchange - give and take - is what underlies true sustainability.

Media: recording, slides


Play button - Collaborating for sustainability: community and publisher partnerships and the book to action program Webinar: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:15 - 12:45 pm (EST) - Collaborating for sustainability: community and publisher partnerships and the book to action program

Local community organizations and publishers can be valuable partners for libraries in creating sustainability-oriented programming. Join us on February 4 for this free SustainRT webinar to learn as Sally Thomas and Michael Weaver describe Book-to-Action programs which extend the idea of a book discussion by not only scheduling an author/speaker, but also partnering with a public service organization for a volunteer day or other community service opportunity.

Media: recording and slides - Michael and Sally


Play button - IT Energy Savings for Libraries: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce CostsWebinar & Virtual Meeting:  Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:15pm (EST): IT Energy Savings for Libraries: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs with special guest, Mike Walker from EPA's Energy Star program

Media: recording, slides, and Q&A


Tweet-up with Project ARCC - Monday, October 19, 2015, 1:00 pm (EST), - View the Storify of the event! 

ProjectARCC (Archivists Responding to Climate Change) and ALA’s SustainRT (Sustainability Roundtable) co-hosted a tweet-up to discuss how we as archivists and librarians can reduce our professional carbon footprint and implement sustainable practices in our institutions #SustainLIS and by following @projectARCC and @sustainRT on Twitter: View the #sustainlis Tweets   


Play button - IT Energy Savings for Libraries: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce CostsWebinar: Thursday October 15th, 2015, 12:15-12:45 pm (EST) - Sustainable Communities and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries with Miguel A. Figueroa

Media: recording


Play button - Selected sustainabilty projects from ALA 2015Webinar: Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 12:15 - 12:45 pm (EST) - Selected sustainabilty projects from ALA 2015 SustainRT Lightning Rounds, project team updates, ways you can get involved!

Media: recording