Save half-a-ton of carbon emissions from going into the atmosphere by riding your bicycle from NY to Philadelphia to ALA Midwinter! This will be a 2-day ride and it will be totally fun and will be something to remember forever!
Even if you are not planning on attending ALA Midwinter you are welcome to join us for the ride from NYC or Princeton to Philly!
DAY 1: Leaving NYC – Thursday, January, 23rd. 65 miles the first day to Princeton. 9:00 AM – will Leave from Battery Park City Library (175 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282) and bike to Princeton Public Library (65 miles). Staying overnight – either at a hotel or a friendly librarian’s house.
DAY 2: Leaving from Princeton, NJ – Friday, January 24th. 45 miles to Philadelphia. 9:30 AM – will Leave from Albert Einstein’s House and arrive in Philly at 3:30 PM to sign in for ALA Midwinter.
The objective of this ride is to collaboratively raise awareness of carbon emissions as well as Sustain RT’s mission. Together on our bike ride we will further develop Sustain RT’s community, to forge bonds between members, and to make life-long friendships. We will document the ride with video, and social media posts. We will also stop at sites along the route and visit local libraries. There will also be opportunities to train together before the trip! There will also be opportunities to learn about bike touring, to learn basic bike repair, and to get your bike in touring shape before the ride!
Please sign up via our survey to participate. We hope you can join us!
Note: We will have free safety vests for the first 7 riders to register. Bicycle ride is only one way. We are actively pursuing sponsorship but you are still responsible for any costs that arise, such as ALA conference registration, food, hotel, bicycle repairs, and any possible health expenses.
Are you passionate about sustainability in libraries? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity? If you answered “yes” to both questions, consider running for SustainRT Coordinating Council! We are looking for SustainRT Coordinating Council candidates for the following positions: coordinator-elect, secretary, treasurer, and member-at-large. Officer position descriptions are in the SustainRT bylaws. You can read below what the Coordinating Council is proposing at Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*.
Candidates must be ALA and SustainRT personal members in good standing. Not a member? Go to the ALA membership page to join or renew!
If you want to know more about these positions or if you want to nominate yourself, please contact Tina Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 20, 2019.
From Officer position descriptions *Draft Revision*:
Coordinator-Elect (Term: 3 years – coordinator-elect, coordinator, immediate past coordinator) Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting, appoints committee chairs for the next Board year. Works with ALA Liaison to update Board listserv for coming year, updates org chart for coming year. Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual, and preferably attend ALA Midwinter.
Secretary (Term: 2 years) Records meeting minutes, submits for edits and posts to Connect within one week of each meeting. Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter. Treasurer (Term: 2 years) Serves as Liaison from the Board to the Membership Committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting. Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual and ALA Midwinter.
Member-at-large (Term: 2 years) Serves as Liaison from the Board for a SustainRT committee, reporting activities and updates at each board meeting. Conference attendance: Attend ALA Annual or ALA Midwinter.