Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) RoundTable
SustainRT Board meeting, Orlando 6/25/16
Notes from brainstorming session. The board will sift through, prioritize and figure out how best to move forward. Please be in touch with any other thoughts that popped up for you, or if you want help directly manifest one (or more) of these great ideas!
Brainstorming ideas from annual meeting:
Explore ways to partner with other ALA groups
Hold a “Technical Discussion” at midwinter
Partner with SRRT for annual program in Chicago; speakers ideas: Robert Bullard, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben (Rene Tanner and Al Kagan agreed to start the ball rolling)
Recommend (how and to whom?) that library systems create an Office of Sustainability; hire a sustainability librarian
Find more alliances in academia (ex: G3 at U. of Albany Business School)
Contact deans of academic libraries
Analyze current SustainRT members by state
Create a template article that anyone can use to write a piece for their state association publication, etc.
Have a booth at PLA and other sites
Make member gift certificates available
Make student membership free for one year
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Al Kagan firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mary Beth Lock email@example.com> - incoming Member at Large
Steve Herminghausen firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Filar Williams Beth.Filar-Williams@oregonstate.edu> - co-founder
Victoria Caplan email@example.com>
Gary Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rene Tanner Rene.Tanner@asu.edu> - incoming Coordinator
Andrea Snyder email@example.com>
Jodi Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org> - incoming Coordinator Elect
Rebekkah Smith Aldridge email@example.com> co-founder; outgoing/incoming Member at Large
Madeleine Charney firstname.lastname@example.org> - outgoing Coordinator
Bonnie Smith email@example.com> - co-founder
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SustainRT Conference Call, May 3, 2016
Present: Madeleine Charney, Coordinator; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Rene Tanner, Coordinator-Elect; Ashley Jones, Past Coordinator; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large
Meeting was called to order at noon by Madeleine Charney.
Budget is the same with no updates at this time.
Governance Working Group – Ashley contacted Paul and his assistant Lindsay who asked if SustainRT could look into local sustainability options for Annual. Ashley will follow up with Paul. Peter Hepburn followed up with Keith Michael Fiels about further conversations to pursue resolution implementation.
Environmental Scan held a conference call which included editing the google form to include data to help feed the blog.
Outreach’s co-chair is Christina. Working on a travel stipend award via video essay submission. Twitter handle is changing.
Online Education – Libraries and the Sacredness of Community is happening on May 19 at 12:15 pm to 12:45. Guest is Rachael Shea, Clarke University.
Annual – The Lightning Rounds will be a panel discussion with a moderator. Member meeting will include discussion of budget, news, results of the election and upcoming activities and webinars. Broadcast of this meeting is tabled due to AV needs of making it a success. Social with SRRT on Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 pm. Some discussion about a booth with SRRT.
Virtual membership meeting a few weeks prior to Annual on ALA Connect is in the works. Time/day to come. Agenda similar to one for in-person meeting.
Task Force Updates: Diversity is wrapping up a two-year project. Future of Accredition for Library Curricula draft was reviewed with our comments.
Discussion on how to transition in new Board members. Project Teams will be called committees from this point forward.
Meeting adjourned at 1 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Matthew Bollerman, Secretary
SustainRT Conference Call, February 8, 2016
Present: Madeleine Charney, Coordinator; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Rene Tanner, Coordinator-Elect; Betsy Evans, Treasurer
Meeting was called to order at 2 pm by Madeleine Charney.
Online Education – Books for Action program went well. Libraries as Community Space Makers is happening on May 19 at 12:15 pm to 12:45.
Environmental Scan needs some assistance with database work. Also thinking of splitting project into smaller pieces.
The newly named Outreach group launched the blog and are looking for content. Hoping to keep a schedule of one new post per week.
Madeleine asked that all working groups push items to SustainRTs working docs/google space.
Governance Working Group – Ashley contacted Paul from conference services to follow up with outcomes of promotions at Midwinter and plans for Annual.
Annual – Plans are set for the Annual Meeting, 3 programs. Lightning Rounds, Sustainable Thinking, and Aruba. In addition, there is the Roundtable meeting and a social with SRRT.
No change to the election or candidates since Midwinter.
Budget needs to conform to the codes outlined by ALA.
Madeleine met with Jody Gray at Midwinter. Jody is forming an advisory group with a representative from each roundtable that answers to her. It was decided that one of our member at large positions would take on that role.
The group discussed a climate change resolution that we were asked to consider endorsing. After a lengthy conversation Madeleine will write an email expressing the groups feelings on this topic at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 2:53 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Matthew Bollerman, Secretary