Sustainability in libraries

Sustainability in libraries

Evento gratuito

Modalidad:  en línea

Organizado por:  Library 2.0

Fecha: 14 de octubre de 2020

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We’re excited to announce our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: “Sustainability in Libraries,” which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This mini-conference will center on the concept of “Sustainable Thinking” which aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability–i.e. the intersection of environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic feasibility–to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future.

Library leaders must mobilize to ensure libraries take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities, particularly in light of the events of 2020. Our future depends on citizens who are able to work together with empathy, respect, and understanding to adapt to the many challenges and opportunities facing society today. As we struggle with the concurrent challenges of COVID-19, the resulting financial crisis, the political landscape and the increasing effects of climate change, we also find opportunities in these moments such as the rise of the Black Lives Matter/Solidarity Movement in the face of the “I Can’t Breathe” protests and an increasing call for locally driven solutions to problems impacting us on a global scale.

Through this mini-conference we will explore the importance of infusing the new core value of sustainability into everything we do and demonstrate how libraries – of all types – that lead into the future using “sustainable thinking” to fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways.

Conference sessions will include topics related to:

  • Libraries as Inspiration & Catalyst – topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.
  • Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance
  • Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience from disaster preparedness, & response and recovery efforts to work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

This event is being organized in partnership with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System and co-chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, Learn more about Rebekkah at http://SustainableLibraries.org. Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #sustainabilityinlibraries on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
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