SustainRT is in the news, in this interview with Madeleine Charney from Library Journal!
Championing the Library’s Role in Sustainability.
(Movers and Shakers 2017) Library Journal blog. November 16, 2017 Madeleine Charney interviewed by Karen Phillips.
ALA president Jim Neal has announced the formation of a A new Task Force on Sustainability in order to help increase implementation of sustainable practices by the Association, the profession, libraries, and their communities.
The Special ALA Task Force on Sustainability
is charged to develop a white paper that describes areas of focus and recommendations for the ALA Executive Board to increase the adoption and implementation of sustainable practices by the Association, the profession, libraries and the communities they serve.
The ALA Executive Board has asked the Task Force to develop a white paper, and to deliver a final report by the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Members of the Task Force are Monika Antonelli (Minnesota State University), Sara Dallas (Southern Adirondack Library System), Adrian K. Ho (University of Kentucky Libraries), Traci Engel Lesneski (MSR, MN), Margaret Sullivan (Margaret Sullivan Studio, NY), Margaret Woodruff (Charlotte Library, VT), and Christian Zabriskie (Urban Libraries Unite, NY). The Task Force will be co-chaired by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (Mid-Hudson Library System) and Rene M. Tanner (Arizona State University). The staff liaison will be Mary Ghikas (ALA Senior Associate Executive Director – and Interim Executive Director), working with Danielle Alderson (ALA Member Programs and Services).
Beginning in April 2017, “American Libraries” magazine has been publishing an excellent series of online articles on the theme Sustainability in Libraries.
Take a look at the thought provoking articles that have been published so far in this series: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/tag/sustainability-in-libraries/
- Libraries & Sustainable Thinking, April 20, 2017).
- Sustainability’s Community of Practice, May 10, 2017).
- Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks, Amy Brunvand (May 22, 2017).
- Strengthening the Voice for Sustainability, Kellie Sparks (May 31, 2017).
Triple Bottom Line Sustainability, Gary Shaffer (June 15, 2017).
- Sustainability in Public Libraries, Arlene Hopkins and Stephen Maack (June 23, 2017).
- Degrowth Is Coming, Edgardo Civallero (August 4, 2017).
- Campus Sustainability through Information Literacy, Raymond Pun (September 12, 2017).