Virtual Membership Meetings
all are welcome/not just current members
- Jun 2018 recording, slides
- Feb 2018 recording
- June 2017 recording, slides
- June 2016 recording
- December 2015 recording
- June 2015 recording
ALA Annual 2018
- Business Meeting: Sunday 6/24 10:30-11:30am
- Chairs Session: Rising Tide: Sunday 6/24 8:30-10am
- Orientation / Lightning Rounds: Sunday 6/24 2:30-3:30pm
SustainRT ALA Midwinter 2018 Conference Schedule
Sunday, 2/11 @1-2:30pm - Discussion: Crisis and Community (notes highlighted are key ideas that rose to the top)
ALA Annual 2017
- Bill McKibben Imagining a World that Works - In Time to Prevent a World that Doesn't: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1-2:30 pm McCormick Place, S102. Co-sponsored by Social Responsibilities Round Table, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, American Indian Library Association,
- 2017 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair at Annual Conference. Saturday, June 24th from 3-5pm in the Special Events area of the Exhibits Hall.
- SustainRT and SRRT Social Event: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5-7 pm at McCormick Place, W194b
- Taking the LEED: Sustainable Building Projects @ Your Library: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8:30-10 am at McCormick Place, W185bc
- Next Gen Library Planning: Strategic Library Planning for Sustainability & Resilience in Community: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:30-11:30 am at McCormick Place, W185bc
- SustainRT General Membership Meeting: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3-4 pm at McCormick Place, W474b
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.
Past Webinars, Tweet-ups & Events
A brief history of SustainRT, some exciting initiatives, and ideas for getting involved, then a discussion about sustainability in librarianship and how to infuse our careers with sustainability values and contributions.
Article about the history of SustainRT: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15487733.2015.11908147
Join a SustainRT commitee! http://www.ala.org/rt/sustainrt/sustainrt-committees
Form to submit to the SustainRT Sustainability Database: http://goo.gl/forms/JMP8ua7GT6
SustainRT student survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq5Szqs2VMtNqJk5qzGSD2IpQ06k_e_RXzvYHvDj7LULt0gw/viewform
Sharon Rowe, CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc., is recognized as a thought leader in social innovation and sustainable, responsible clean supply chain production. She will share her experiences in building a profitable, mission & value aligned business while maintaining a healthy work/life balance – topics covered in her new book “The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living”. Join us to explore how we can all learn from and support these kinds of businesses and organizations.
Dr. 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.
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.
Webinar: 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.
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 -
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.
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.
Webinar & 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
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
Webinar: 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