RBMS Climate Readiness Task Force

Charge

Responsible for investigating ongoing efforts within the libraries, archives, and broader cultural heritage communities to document the impact of climate change on cultural heritage institutions, to mitigate the impact of climate change on cultural heritage institutions, and to investigate and advocate for sustainable environmental practices in cultural heritage work. The task force will also identify climate readiness needs within these sectors, and identify ways that RBMS may address these needs. The task force will engage RBMS, ACRL, ALA, SAA, AIC and any other relevant groups in this dialog about these issues through virtual meetings, and will produce a report of recommendations for next steps for RBMS to address issues related to climate change in the cultural heritage sector. In alignment with the mission of this task force, and in recognition of organizational changes in ALA, the group will be entirely virtual, requiring no travel for meetings for any members.

Roster

Beth Turcy Kilmarx (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)

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Resources

ALA Connect Community

RBMS Climate Readiness Task Force List
Official members of this section committee are automatically added to the committee’s Connect space and subscribed to the email list.

You can post to the list by sending an email to ALA-ACRL-RBMS-ClimateTF@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.

Composition

The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org