SustainRT seeks nominations for Citation for Wellness in the Workplace

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/17/2020


Casey Conlin


ALA Sustainability Roundtable

CHICAGO - To acknowledge the fact that library staff are our greatest asset in building and supporting sustainable libraries and communities, the American Library Association (ALA) Sustainability Roundtable (SustainRT) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of their staff with the SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace.

ALA members are invited to nominate any library that has made efforts to meet the needs of their staff in the areas of continuing education, wellness, positive work environment, unions, salaries, gender equity, pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2021.  

Individuals submitting nominations along with the winning library will be notified by April 23, 2021, regarding the decision of the SustainRT Awards Committee. 

The SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace was initiated by ALA past president Loida Garcia-Ferbo. SustainRT will honor the winning library or organization with a plaque recognizing their efforts to promote wellness during the American Library Association (ALA) 2021 Annual Conference at the SustainRT Membership Meeting.

Additional information regarding award criteria and selection process is available at the SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace webpage.