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.
SustainRT has awarded the 2022 Citation for Wellness in the Workplace to the Health and Safety Department at Queens Public Library for their commitment to promoting the physical and mental well-being of their library workers. The library's program was designed to increase employee’s health awareness and focus on prevention of disease to sustain a healthier workforce. By adding expertise from medical, health, and social care professionals to its staff, the department expanded programs with a focus on promoting mental health and wellness.
CHICAGO — As a core value of librarianship, sustainability is not an end point but a mindset, a lens through which operational and outreach decisions can be made. And it extends beyond an awareness of the roles that libraries can play in educating and advocating for a sustainable future. As “Libraries and Sustainability: Programs and Practices for Community Impact,” published by ALA Editions, demonstrates, sustainability can also encompass engaging with communities in discussions about resilience, regeneration, and social justice.
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.
CHICAGO – Acclaimed environmentalist, activist and author Bill McKibben will be speaking at the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 in an event co-sponsored by ALA’s Social Responsibilities (SRRT) and Sustainability (SustainRT) Round Tables, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and the American Indian Library Association (AILA). The title of Mr. McKibben’s talk will be “Imagining a World That Works – In Time to Prevent a World that Doesn’t.”
The future of libraries depends on our ability to take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities. In April the Public Library Association (PLA) will offer a webinar exploring the importance of infusing the concept of sustainability into library programming. The webinar, titled Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries, will be presented on Wednesday, April 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time.