Sustainability at ALA in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)

Put sustainability on your schedule at the ALA!  The SustainRT business/membership meeting and programs will be on Sunday 6/24/2018 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans .

Please use the online conference schedule to verify times and locations

SustainRT Sponsored Programs
ALA 2018

Saturday 6/23/2018

Look for the SustainRT poster on Sustainabilty and Diversity at the Diversity and Outreach Fair, Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm on the Exhibits Floor in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Sunday 6/24/2018

  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    The Rising Tide: How Libraries Sustain a Planet in Crisis
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SUSTAINRT: Sustainability Round Table Business and Membership
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    ALA Sustainability Round Table Orientation: Lighting Rounds!

Throughout the ALA conference there are many programs that address sustainability topics like green buildings, civic engagement, social justice, resilient communities and climate change.  Please add a comment if you’d like to call attention to other ALA programs that would be of interest to SustainRT members.


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Amy Brunvand

Amy Brunvand is co-ordinator elect for SustainRT, serving as chair for a one year term July 2018-June 2019.

One thought on “Sustainability at ALA in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)”

  1. Here are a few other programs that caught my eye:

    Pre-Conference, Friday 6/22/2018
    –Resilience in New Orleans: Rebuilding Libraries after Katrina
    –Creating the Sustainable Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

    Saturday 6/23/2018
    –Fake News or Free Speech: Is there a right to be misinformed?

    Sunday 6/34/2018 (some of these conflict with SustainRT programs)
    –Forgotten Bayou [film]
    –Government Information for a Cynical Public (GODORT)
    –LEED WELL and Living Buildings: Scalable sustainability and how to participate at any level (LLAMA)

    Monday 6/24/2018
    –Collection, Conversation, Community: Taking Action to Combat Social Inequities and Fight for Justice in Our Communities
    –Librarians are a Force for Science: Science Communication and Science Literacy (ACRL)
    –Crisis Communications Plan: A Tool All Libraries Need
    –Prepare for the worst to expect the best: all hazards emergency preparedness (LLAMA)
    –When Crisis Comes: Rapidly Acquiring, Describing, and Preserving Community-Created Digital Collections (ALCTS)

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