The Journal of Critical Library & Information Studies is seeking submissions on the theme of libraries and archives in the Anthropocene.
Deadline for submission, June 30, 2018.
Please read the attached .pdf for details and how to submit.
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
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.
- 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.
Access to Information: Target 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.” (Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development)
Culture, Information & Communication Technology:
Half of the world’s population lacks access to information online. In our knowledge society, libraries provide access and opportunity for all.” (Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development)
Universal Literacy: We envision…a world with universal literacy.” (Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development)
Hosted by Online Education and Membership Committees
View the recorded program on the ALA SustainRT YouTube Channel
Thursday May 3rd
12-1 pm pacific, 1-2 pm mountain, 2-3 pm central, 3-4 pm eastern
No need to register. All are welcome, not just students.
We will begin with a brief history of SustainRT, some exciting initiatives, and ideas for getting involved.
Then we’ll open the floor for questions about sustainability in librarianship and how we can infuse our careers with sustainability values and contributions.
Remember, student membership for SustainRT is free when you become a member of ALA! SustainRT is almost 800 members strong (and growing) and dedicated to fostering regenerative communities and moving toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society.
Students can also offer ideas and feedback through this form.
We look forward to connecting with LIS students so you to make a difference in ALA and the profession. If you would like more information, please contact any of us from the SustainRT Membership Committee.
CHICAGO — In 2016-2017, the ALA Executive Board appointed a Special Task Force on Sustainability, charged with developing a white paper and recommendations for the ALA Executive Board, with the intent of increasing the adoption and implementation of sustainable practices by the Association, the profession, libraries and the communities they serve.
In its Midwinter 2018 report to the ALA Executive Board, the Task Force co-chairs noted they have focused on two questions to create a vision for the future and to translate that vision into action:
What does it look like if libraries are successful in helping create sustainable, resilient, regenerative communities?
- What needs to happen, that is not already happening, to support the Association, profession and libraries realize this vision?
The Task Force on Sustainability now seeks broad input from the ALA community. To that end, the Task Force will be holding a series of online forums targeting certain populations and capped with a general forum for those who have not had an opportunity to contribute.
The four sessions are all at the following times: 11 a.m. – Noon Pacific/noon – 1 p.m. Mountain/1 – 2 p.m. Central/2 – 3 p.m. Eastern time.
- Monday, April 16: SustainRT Membership
To attend this event please register at: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/esvakkahp4cg/event/registration.html
- Monday, April 23: Academic Library focus
To attend this event please register at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/elfh3ghvwao8/event/registration.html
- Thursday, April 26: Public Library focus
To attend this event please register at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/e25qohvz7jns/event/registration.html
- Monday, April 30: Open Session
To attend this event please register at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/erpt24m8bs3m/event/registration.html
Each forum will be facilitated by a member of the Task Force. Attendance at each forum will be capped at 100. The facilitator will have a set of guiding questions, but discussion is otherwise open. The conversation will be recorded. These forums will provide critical guidance for the Task Force report to the ALA Executive Board at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
If you cannot make any of these dates the Task Force welcomes your input via this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ALAsustain
For additional information, see the Midwinter 2018 report of the Task Force, which is available at: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/files/content/ebd5_2_Task%20Force%20on%20Sustainability_MW18Report.pdf
Did you miss the webinar on March 1st, You Don’t Have to “Go Big” to Make a Difference: How Our Purchasing Choices and Daily Habits Can Build a More Sustainable Society?
Our presenter for this webinar, Sharon Rowe, CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc., is recognized as a thought leader in social innovation and sustainable, responsible clean supply chain production. In this recording of the March 1, 2018 SustainRT webinar, she shares her experiences in building a profitable, mission & value aligned business while maintaining a healthy work/life balance – topics covered in her new book “The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living”.
Click here to view the webinar archive.
Are you planning to attend ALA Midwinter 2018? Make SustainRT part of your conference experience! Please see the conference schedule for locations.
- Saturday, 2/10 @ 3-4pm – Business Meeting
- Saturday, 2/10 @5:30-7:30pm – Social Event!
- Sunday, 2/11 @1-2:30pm – Discussion: Crisis and Community
- Monday, 2/12 @10:30-11:30am – News You Can Use: Sustainability Strategies for Libraries and Communities (Symposium on the Future of Libraries)
Did you miss the webinar on November 9th, 2017, Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of Whack, with speaker Ellen Moyer, author of the book Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World?
Dr. Moyer, a registered professional engineer and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies clean up hazardous waste sites, prevent environmental damage, analyze impacts, and provide educational outreach. She spoke to us about reasons for hope that we can solve dire environmental problems, such as climate change, and shared how we can successfully upgrade to a high-tech and high-nature way of life that will sustain us and our fellow species far into the future. Dr. Moyer also shared the concrete actions that we can take to help ourselves and our world at the same time, including the one most important action for getting started.
Click HERE to view the archived webinar!
Nine Reasons for Hope in a World Out of Whack
(Thurs. Nov. 9 12:15-12:45pm EST)
Please join us Thursday, Nov. 9, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. EST for the Fall 2017 SustainRT webinar.
Our speaker will be Ellen Moyer, author of the book Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World.
Dr. Moyer, a registered professional engineer and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies clean up hazardous waste sites, prevent environmental damage, analyze impacts, and provide educational outreach. She will talk about reasons for hope that we can solve dire environmental problems such as climate change facing our world and successfully upgrade to a high-tech and high-nature way of life that will sustain us and our fellow species far into the future. Dr. Moyer will also share concrete actions we can take to help ourselves and our world at the same time, including the one most important action for getting started. Attend the webinar on November 9 to find out more!
Register HERE. Free and open to all.