Call for the SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace Nominations

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/28/2022


Danielle M. Ponton

Staff Liaison


CHICAGO - The 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. This citation acknowledges the fact that library staff are the greatest asset in building and supporting sustainable libraries and communities.

 All ALA members are invited to nominate any library who 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 call for nominations is open now through March 1, 2023.

The SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace was initiated by ALA Past President Loida Garcia-Ferbo in 2019 as the ALA Presidential Citation for Wellness in the Workplace and the Sustainability Round Table continues that legacy of recognition. SustainRT will honor the winning library or organization with a plaque recognizing their efforts to promote wellness during the American Library Association (ALA) 2023 Annual Conference at the SustainRT Membership Meeting.

For more information, visit the SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace page or contact the following SustainRT members: 

Jenn Washburn
Secretary, Awards Co-Chair ALA Sustainability Roundtable

Kelsey Flynn Awards Co-Chair
ALA Sustainability Roundtable

Tera Ray
Awards Committee Member ALA Sustainability Roundtable

About Sustainability Round Table 

SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. SustainRT is open to all ALA members and will include both individual members and organizational members.

About American Library Association
The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit