How to Get Involved

Learn More About Us

The SustainRT brochure is full of good information!

Become a Member

Membership in SustainRT is $10 per year. You can add SustainRT to your ALA membership when you renew, or you can add SustainRT to your existing ALA membership.


SustainRT - Lightning Rounds Event

Deadline to submit: Monday, March 23, 2015

Do you have a sustainability-related library story to tell?

ALA's Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is looking for people to share their sustainability-related library projects during its program at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco.

Format: Presenters will have five minutes to present, with follow-up questions at the end of the program. Presenters may opt to use one fixed image (electronic or otherwise) as part of their presentation. The program will be held at ALA Annual on Monday, June 29th from 1:00-2:30PM. 

Eligibility: Anyone may submit a proposal, though preference will be given to SustainRT members.

Purpose: To share creative and important work that contributes to a more resilient, harmonious and holistic community through economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability work being done in libraries of all kinds.  We are seeking a diverse representation of innovative sustainability projects that go beyond the traditional "greening" of libraries.

To submit a proposal, send an email to Jason Nosek <> with answers to the following questions:
Institution or organization
SustainRT member Y/N
Title of your presentation
Description of the presentation you are proposing to make
Brief statement telling us what excites you about your topic and/or the sustainability movement within the library profession

Proposals due by Monday, March 23, 2015.

For more information about SustainRT:

Thank you for your consideration.

Contribute to the Sustainable Libraries Database

The Sustainability Round Table is collecting information on books, articles, websites, blogs, social groups, and projects that fall under the umbrella of Sustainable Libraries. Please use this form to suggest resources or projects that will become part of our SustainRT Sustainability Database.

Join a Project Team!

1) Environmental Scan

Works together to create an inventory of sustainability efforts in the library world. Examples: policy and procedures, facility projects and best practices, curriculum support, programming, and community outreach. 

2) ALA Governance Tag Team

Reaches out to ALA administration and leadership better understand “how ALA works” and identify pressure points on which we can focus. This group also explores how to help “green the conference.” 

3) Marketing & Outreach

Explores and implement ideas to market SustainRT and reach out to existing and new members. 

4) Online Education

Focuses on the provision of sustainability education for libraries online. 


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