Events

SustainRT webinar series - free, open to all! 

  • Webinar: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:15-12:45pm EST - STARS and Beyond:  Adventures of an embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office: During the past year Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah, has been on leave from the library in order to work out of the campus Sustainability Office.   Her main project was helping to compile a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) report ,a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance that is used for ranking by Sierra Magazine and Princeton Green Schools among others.   Along the way she gained insights into what drives campus sustainability and how academic libraries and librarians can get involved in and offer support to sustainability efforts across the whole campus organization. REGISTER NOW! 

ALA Conferences/Meetings: 

 

Past Webinars, Tweet-ups & Events:

  • ALA Midwinter 2017
    • SustainRT Meeting - Saturday 1/21/17, 1:00-2:30pm 
    • PresentationThe Future of Libraires with Mary Beth Lock and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich 1/22/17, 10:30-11:30am
       
  • Virtual Midwinter Meeting Wednesday 1/4/17, 1:00-2:00 EST
     
  • 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.
  • Webinar, 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 -  RECORDING
     
  • 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 
     
  • SustainRT Annual Virtual Membership Meeting 6/17/16   - RECORDING
     
  • Webinar, 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. RECORDING AND  Rachel's SLIDES
     
  • Webinar, Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:15 - 12:45 pm (EST) 

    Collaborating for sustainability: community and publisher partnerships and the book to action program  

    Topic:   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. RECORDING and SLIDES: Michael and Sally.
     
  • 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.  
     
  • Webinar & Virtual Meeting:  Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:15pm (EST):
    • ​Webinar Topic: "IT Energy Savings for Libraries: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs"  with special guest, Mike Walker from EPA's Energy Star program - RECORDING and SLIDES and CHAT QUESTIONS ANSWERED
    • SustainRT Virtual Membership Meeting - RECORDING
       
  •  Tweet-up witn ProjectARCC - Monday, October 19, 2015, 1:00 pm (EST), - View the Storify of the event! 
  • Webinar, Thursday October 15th, 2015, 12:15-12:45 pm (EST)  - RECORDING 
    Webinar Topic: "Sustainable Communities and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries” with Miguel A. Figueroa
  • Webinar, Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 12:15 - 12:45 pm (EST) - RECORDING 
    Webinar Topic: selected sustainabilty projects from ALA 2015 SustainRT Lightning Rounds, project team updates, ways you can get involved!