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Discussion SustainRT: Contact an ALA Councilor before the Council I vote at ALA Annual on Sunday, June 28th

by Beth Filar-Williams on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

Greetings SustainRT members: 

Greetings SustainRT members: 

SustainRT’s Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries was passed at the ALA Virtual Membership Meetingwith 94% of the vote. ALA Council needs to pass the resolution to make it final. Please do your best to contact an ALA Councilor before the Council I vote at ALA Annual on Sunday, June 28th.  

Find your councilor here! 

 

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Event SustainRT - Lightning Round

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Join Sustainability Roundtable for another round of lightning presentations. Join us as we hear about projects, events and more happening in our libraries.

Discussion Draft Conference Call Minutes, April 24, 2015

by Matthew Bollerman on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 09:37 am

DRAFT

SustainRT Conference Call, April 24, 2015

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Betsy Evans, Treasurer

Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by Ashley Jones.

Governance Working Group – (Ashley, Rebekkah and Matt) – Beth is working more with the Marketing and Outreach group. Paul Growler, conference special services committee will be approached about what ALA is doing towards sustainable conference practices.

DRAFT

SustainRT Conference Call, April 24, 2015

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Betsy Evans, Treasurer

Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by Ashley Jones.

Governance Working Group – (Ashley, Rebekkah and Matt) – Beth is working more with the Marketing and Outreach group. Paul Growler, conference special services committee will be approached about what ALA is doing towards sustainable conference practices.

Marketing and Outreach – Beth is taking a lead on moving forward a number of issues.

It was agreed by all that at least one Board member should be on each working group.

The second draft of the resolution was read through and some suggestions were made. It looks ready for the June 4 ALA Virtual meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 PM CST. All are asked to build support for the resolution before the virtual meeting.

Madeleine has the ok to move forward with the webinar.

SustainRT Virtual Meeting is being scheduled for June 12, 15 or 16. A doodle pool will confirm shortly.

Meeting adjourned at 10:52 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Bollerman, Secretary

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Discussion Sign up for the ALA Virtual Membership Meeting June 4!

by Beth Filar-Williams on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Why? The resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries will be introduced - the first resolution from SustainRT (and the first introduced at a virtual membership meeting)!

 

June 4, 1:30pm Central --  register now!

 

Why? The resolution on the importance of sustainable libraries will be introduced - the first resolution from SustainRT (and the first introduced at a virtual membership meeting)!

 

June 4, 1:30pm Central --  register now!

 

The goals of the resolution are to inspire ALA to act as an organization to:

  • recognize the important and unique role libraries play in wider community conversations about resiliency, climate change, and a sustainable future and begin a new era of sustainable leadership in order to act on economic, environmental and socially equitable viability of choices made on behalf of the association;

  • enthusiastically encourage activities -- as an association, and for its membership, library schools and state associations -- to proactively apply sustainable practices in their facilities, operations, policy, technology, programming, partnerships and library school curricula; and

  • direct ALA staff, divisions and round tables to pursue sustainable choices when planning their conferences and meetings

  • actively promote best practices of sustainability through ALA publications, research and educational opportunities to reach our shared goal of vital, visible and viable libraries for the future.

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Discussion Join SustinRT listserv!

by Beth Filar-Williams on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 02:29 pm

Looks like the sustainrt connect space is not heavily used but there is information and activity on the listserv so please join: http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/sustainrt-l

also check out the Facebook site if you are on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustainrt/

Looks like the sustainrt connect space is not heavily used but there is information and activity on the listserv so please join: http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/sustainrt-l

also check out the Facebook site if you are on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sustainrt/

And Happy Earth Day!
beth

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Discussion Draft Minutes, SustainRT Conference Call, March 12, 2015

by Matthew Bollerman on Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

DRAFT

SustainRT Conference Call, March 12, 2015

 Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Betsy Evans, Treasurer

 Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by Ashley Jones.

 The resolution on sustainability is receiving feedback. Lots of kudos and some questions about the language being used. April 10 is the deadline for this process, with an eye towards Late April/early May with the finished resolution.

DRAFT

SustainRT Conference Call, March 12, 2015

 Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Betsy Evans, Treasurer

 Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by Ashley Jones.

 The resolution on sustainability is receiving feedback. Lots of kudos and some questions about the language being used. April 10 is the deadline for this process, with an eye towards Late April/early May with the finished resolution.

 The process of actually passing the resolution came up. Do we need to be at certain meetings?

 The SustainRT Annual Meeting is still being determined. Asked for Saturday 1 to 2:30 pm.

 Lightning Rounds are scheduled for Monday 1 to 2:30 pm. Jason Noscek, Renee Tanner and Carolyn Zeiring are reviewing the participant applications.

 The group discussed a virtual meeting before the Annual Conference. Looking for the week before conference. Agenda could include: review our first year, resolution being drafted, and one question “How are we doing?”

 Project Team Updates

1) Online Education – Madeline has added a third person to help.

2) Governance Tag Team – Beth Filar Williams is working on “greening” the conference and would like a “Sustainable Conference” working group.

3) Environmental Scan – No report. More to come in April.

4) Marketing and Outreach – Creating “buzz” at Annual. Added two new members.

 At the upcoming ACRL conference, Birds of a Feather lunches, SustainRT will be represented. Informal conversations will help promote the Roundtable.

 It is always recommended to promote SustainRT at appropriate levels: state, regional and local.

 Planning for more online learning is coming.

 Meeting adjourned at 10:41 am.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Matthew Bollerman, Secretary

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Discussion DRAFT, Minutes from 2015 Mid Winter

by Matthew Bollerman on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 08:29 am

SustainRT Mid Winter Meeting, January 31, 2015, ALA Mid Winter Chicago

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Mindy Reed; Andrew Peters; Mary Beth Lock and Kate Hutchens; Casey McCoy; Jason Nosek; Peter Gisolfi; Carolyn Ziering; Peter Hepburn, ALA Executive Board

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm by Ashley Jones.

A guided imagery was conducted by Madeleine.

Ashley made introductions.

SustainRT Mid Winter Meeting, January 31, 2015, ALA Mid Winter Chicago

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Mindy Reed; Andrew Peters; Mary Beth Lock and Kate Hutchens; Casey McCoy; Jason Nosek; Peter Gisolfi; Carolyn Ziering; Peter Hepburn, ALA Executive Board

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 pm by Ashley Jones.

A guided imagery was conducted by Madeleine.

Ashley made introductions.

Rebekkah reviewed the Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries that was passed by the New York Library Association and the possibility of a similar version being adopted by the American Library Association. There was general agreement on this approach. Peter outlined a process to adopt using the membership meeting at Annual to build excitement for the resolution.

It was mentioned to use various avenues to collect input on the resolution: social media, ALA Connect. Then cap that time and distill.

The election for Coordinator-Elect will be coming this year. Those interested are expected to register on ALA’s site by February 6.

There was no treasurer’s report.

A draft house keeping calendar was developed by Ashley showing when items need to be completed by to stay current within ALA.

The lightning rounds will be held again at ALA Annual in San Francisco. Looking to increase participation and interest in the session and the section. Madeline is looking for someone to chair the program.

Andy is going to help with exploring virtual options of presenting our programs.

Project Team Updates

1) Online Education – Use Lightning Rounds as proving ground for webinar. May also add a submission process.

2) Governance Tag Team – Will be working to address conference sustainability.

3) Environmental Scan – Google form is up and running collecting responses. Will need to refresh and remind.

4) Marketing and Outreach – Kerry is staying on to edit the website. Rebekkah and Kerry are working on a two part plan: membership and talking points about sustainability. They are planning a meeting.

Peter shared some notes from ALA Executive Board. Registration for Mid Winter is up over 2014. School librarians are being promoted in advocacy efforts, “School Libraries Transform Education.” Strategic planning for the Association is moving to a three-year cycle. Overall membership is down.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Bollerman, Secretary

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Discussion Minutes, January 20, 2015 Conference Call

by Matthew Bollerman on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:44 am

DRAFT

ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, January 20, 2015 Conference Call, 3:30 pm (EST)

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large and Peter Hepburn

Meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm.

DRAFT

ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, January 20, 2015 Conference Call, 3:30 pm (EST)

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large and Peter Hepburn

Meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm.

Peter shared some items of interest. He will be sharing the Talking Points coming from the Executive Board for the coming year. He was also interested to know if we were aware of the resolution before council regarding the divestment of fossil fuels. This is a resolution that SRRT is advancing.

SustainRT has two programs arranged for the Mid Winter Conference:

Saturday, January 31, 1 to 2:30 pm, SustainRT Executive Board Meeting, all are welcome. Meeting will take place at Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 5C.

The agenda for the Board meeting will include the following:

Sustainability Resolution

House Keeping Calendar

Update with Coordinator Elect

Annual Programming - Bd mtg and lightning round

Treasurers Report

Working Groups Progress

And a possible visit from an ALA Presidential candidate

Marketing and Outreach and the Education Working Groups need help. Two separate emails will be sent out seeking members and one looking for candidates for the Coordinator-Elect position.

Sunday, February 1, 3 pm, SustainRT Social Event, all are welcome to meet up at Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark/CC 22C. Ice Skating at Millennium Park is 5 miles away. Can travel via cab. Open until 9 pm. Free to skate and rentals are available.

A request for a membership list to allow for matching names to faces.

Motion to adjourn (Bollerman, Charney) at 4:05 pm. Passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Bollerman 

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Event Sustainability Round Table Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:56 pm

The Sustainability Round Table will be holding an executive board meeting. All are welcome to attend.

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Event Sustainability Round Table Social

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:56 pm

A to be determined social event is bring planned. Join SustainRT for an off-site experience.

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