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by Kate Hutchens on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 09:11 am

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Online Doc 2016-08-09 SustainRT Board Meeting-Conference Call - Meeting Minutes

by Kate Hutchens on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm

As approved 2016-09-27.

Online Doc Draft Minutes, SustainRT Board Conference Call, 2016-09-27

by Kate Hutchens on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 03:33 pm

For approval at Oct. 18 board meeting.

Online Doc Brainstorming ideas from 6/25/16

by Madeleine Charney on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 03:17 pm

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!

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

In attendance:
Eleanor Johnson eleanorjohnson@unomaha.edu>
Al Kagan akagan@illinois.edu>
Mary Beth Lock lockmb@wfu.edu> - incoming Member at Large
Steve Herminghausen sherming@worthingtonlibraries.org
Beth Filar Williams Beth.Filar-Williams@oregonstate.edu> - co-founder
Victoria Caplan lbcaplan@ust.hk>
Gary Shaffer gshaffer@tulsalibrary.org>
Rene Tanner Rene.Tanner@asu.edu> - incoming Coordinator
Andrea Snyder asnyder@nassaulibrary.org>
Jodi Shaw jodishaw@mac.com> - incoming Coordinator Elect
Rebekkah Smith Aldridge rsmith@midhudson.org> co-founder; outgoing/incoming Member at Large
Madeleine Charney mcharney@library.umass.edu> - outgoing Coordinator
Bonnie Smith bonniesmith@ufl.edu> - co-founder
Jen Ferriss jferris@sals.edu>

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Discussion Draft Minutes, SustainRT Conference Call, May 3, 2016

by Matthew Bollerman on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 03:20 pm

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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.

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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

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Discussion Draft Minutes Conference Call February 8, 2016

by Matthew Bollerman on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 09:59 am

DRAFT

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.

DRAFT

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

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Discussion Draft Minutes, SustainRT Board Meeting, Midwinter, Boston, January 9, 2016

by Matthew Bollerman on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 01:33 pm

DRAFT

SustainRT Board Meeting, ALA Mid-Winter, Boston, January 9, 2016

Present: Madeleine Charney, Coordinator; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Amy Paster, Tonyia Tidline, Andrew Peters, Meredith Wickham, Margaret Woodruff, Shaun Akhtar, Al Kagan, Brianne Wall

Virtually: Eileen Harrington, Member at Large

Meeting was called to order at 1 pm by Madeleine Charney. The group introduced themselves and were asked what they were grateful for.

The minutes from November 23 were reviewed.

DRAFT

SustainRT Board Meeting, ALA Mid-Winter, Boston, January 9, 2016

Present: Madeleine Charney, Coordinator; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Amy Paster, Tonyia Tidline, Andrew Peters, Meredith Wickham, Margaret Woodruff, Shaun Akhtar, Al Kagan, Brianne Wall

Virtually: Eileen Harrington, Member at Large

Meeting was called to order at 1 pm by Madeleine Charney. The group introduced themselves and were asked what they were grateful for.

The minutes from November 23 were reviewed.

Matt shared Betsy’s budget report.

Online Education – Madeleine shared a list of all the webinars held and planned for to date: Recap of lightning rounds from Annual SF; Miguel Figaroa, Center for the Future of Libraries on resilience and the shared economy; EPA Energy Star, Mike Walker, Libraries and IT; Chelsea Green Publishing, Books to Action program – Genease Ray, the Seed Underground author had a program with library; Rachel Shea, Clark University, TED Talk, Laquota Nation tree cutting on the reservation, libraries as community space builders; Jody Grey, Director of ALA Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach, will explain about what the office is up to.

ALA Structure

Jody Grey, Director of ALA Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach

John Amundsen, ALA Staffer

Peter Hepburn, ALA Executive Board

Governance – Scheduling follow up call with Keith Michael Fields (KMF). Conference services issues follow up.

Programs – Lightning Rounds. Sustainable Thinking, Rebekkah and Matt – could be highlighted as a spotlight program KMF is considering it. National Library of Aruba, secondary and higher ed panel talk about sustain issues. Social with SRRT at Annual, Saturday night dinner with membership meeting, possibility.

Enviro Scan – Google form to collect projects and categorizing them. Resource list.  Projects will be used to inform blog posts. Database help is needed. MySQL in conjunction with Drupal.

Marketing & Outreach – Two reports from Tonya and Christina. Blog launch, olos.ala.org/sustainrt looking for Board approval for launch. RSA moves MB seconds. Passed, 4-0.

Membership goal of 300 members. December of 2016, will use $300 creating an each one tell one, $100 gift card to ecoplum (currently 203 members). $100 travel award to a student to attend conference (written or video). $100 travel award for current library worker.

Beth Filar Williams and Tonya – are looking at refreshing the web site. Will draft a mock up and distribute for comment and review.

Secretary will manage membership. This will include sending a letter welcoming new members, asking after dropped members, and whatever our members need.

Name changed from Marketing & Outreach to Outreach.

Nominations for Elections – Ashley Jones is chair of the nominating committee. Four members are interested in member-at-large position. One person interested in treasurer and coordinator. None for Secretary.  People are still encouraged to sign up for an office.  Interest is due to ALA by January 28.

Madeleine is encouraging attendance to IFLA in Columbus, Ohio. ENSUE is their comparable SustainRT section. Volunteers are needed, which results in free attendance.

Christine Lind Hage is a candidate for ALA President. She shared her experience with ALA and related associations. She also shared her platform, including work on the Digital Content Working Group. Strongly in support of roundtables. Seeing a more robust library economy more people are joining ALA. Allows new members to put a toe into ALA.

Peter Hepburn from ALA Executive Board shared ALA is encouraged by increases in membership numbers and budget.  Membership Committee liked our work on getting rid of the plastic name badge holders. May be asked to help with evaluating financial investments by the endowment office. We asked Peter to continue the conversation about the resolution passed at San Francisco.

We will set up a Board list serv as per John Amundsen’s offer.

Green Award – Will be examined and forwarded to the Outreach group.

Climate-related resolution – What role should SustainRT take? Will table and discuss more in the future.

Meeting adjourned at 2:35 pm. Madeleine moved and matt seconded the meeting to close.

Respectfully submitted, Matthew Bollerman, Secretary

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