Sustainability Committee Charge
To provide the necessary leadership and monitoring of ALA strategic initiatives that will infuse the core value of sustainability throughout the policies, procedures, practices of our association and our professional activities, in collaboration with the ALA President, ALA Council, ALA divisions, ALA offices and units, ALA round tables, ALA committees, ALA affiliates and ALA staff so that our association and its members contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient communities. In particular, this committee will maintain a working relationship with the Public Policy & Advocacy Office, Public Programs Office and the Conference Committee; as well as with PLA, ACRL, AASL and other divisions, to work with their membership affect meaningful sustainability-related outcomes and model best practices for their memberships and institutions to help affect meaningful sustainability-related outcomes for the association that result in true change and model best practices for our membership.
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- Sustainability in Libraries: A Call to Action - A briefing from the ALA Council Committee on Sustainability, issued in 2022
Carbon Neutral / Carbon Offset FAQ - Provided by the ALA Council Committee on Sustainability, January 2022
"Triple Bottom Line" Infographic - A visual resource on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in sustainability practices
Sustainability Committee Composition
Ten (10) members of the committee, including Chair:
- Seven (7) at-large members
- One (1) member from the Sustainability Round Table
- One (1) member from the Committee on Legislation
- One (1) member International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Sustainable Library Development Interest Group