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A working list of potential project activities, partnership, etc.:

NOTE: For press release-type info about SustainRT, check out piece Bonnie Smith's piece at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00005033/00006

*There is a newer draft version available for editing*

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BYLAWS: Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

 

  1. I.                   Name:

      The name of this organization shall be the Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT).

 

AGENDA from 2-8-13 (BlackBoard virtual meeting)

In attendance: Bonnie Smith, Beth Filar Williams, Madeleine Charney, Mara Egherman, Leighann Wood, Ashley Jones.

noon - 1pm EST

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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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Discussion Sustainability Round Table Minutes, December 2, 2014

by Matthew Bollerman on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:23 am

DRAFT

ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, December 2, 2014 Conference Call, 1pm (EST)

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

Meeting was called to order at 1:02 pm.

SustainRT has two programs arranged for the Mid Winter Conference:

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ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, December 2, 2014 Conference Call, 1pm (EST)

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

Meeting was called to order at 1:02 pm.

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.

Sunday, February 1, 3 pm, SustainRT Social Event, all are welcome to meet up at Hyatt Regency McCormick, Clark/CC 22C. Event is still being arranged.

Invitations to ALA Presidential Candidates have been made to attend the Executive Board meeting.

Rebekkah discussed the resolution the New York Library Association (NYLA) has passed as a possible model for ALA to consider. Will speak to Peter about moving it forward. She also spoke about the efforts to make the NYLA conference greener, by offering attendees an option to bring their own badge holder and to pass on the free bag, brochure and other paper. These were made available electronically.

Matt will bring a projector to annual for the presentation along with a laptop.

Betsy gave a fiscal year financial report. Some questions were raised and she will get those answers.

Ways to change the conference consumption may be to coordinate with the Exhibitors Roundtable.

Eileen reported on the Environmental Scan group. They held a meeting and created an online google sheet. This tool will collect resources.

An online open meeting is scheduled for February 2015 to help collection items for this project.

The Green Ribbon Award support letter is making its way through the ALA hierarchy.

Rebekkah reported that the Marketing and Outreach group will be meeting in a few weeks.

Motion to adjourn (Bollerman, Charney) at 1:57 pm. Passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Bollerman 

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Discussion September 22, 2014 Conference Call

by Matthew Bollerman on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

DRAFT

ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, September 22, 2014 Conference Call, 2 pm (EST)

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

Meeting was called to order at 2:03 pm.

Project Team Updates

Eileen - Environmental scan is scheduling their first meeting.

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ALA Sustainability Round Table

Minutes, September 22, 2014 Conference Call, 2 pm (EST)

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

Meeting was called to order at 2:03 pm.

Project Team Updates

Eileen - Environmental scan is scheduling their first meeting.

Madeleine - Online Education is working with Arlene to build a WebX gathering information on existing projects to add to database. Plan on meeting in November for Midwinter.

Rebekkah - Working on a plan of attack.

Governance - Beth Fillar Williams is looking to help with greening the conference.

30 respondents to the poll about a tag line. 63% like, “SustainRT: Libraries fostering resilient communities”

IMLS Green Ribbon support. Not sure of our role and will reach out to our ALA Councilor about possible resolution coming from ALA Council on this.

Membership - Asking PR group to investigate a handout on the roundtable. Group is thinking about recruitment and talking points.

Gale has been approached regarding funding some aspect of the work we may do.

Motion to adjourn (Bollerman, Charney) at 2:55 pm. Passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew Bollerman

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Online Doc July 1, 2013 Minutes of SustainRT meeting,Chicago midwinter

by Madeleine Charney on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:47 pm

 

Minutes of ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) meeting                                    1 July 2013

Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago

 

Minutes of ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) meeting                                    1 July 2013

Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago

In attendance: Leighann Wood, ALA; Carrie Moran, U of Central Florida; Craig Emerson, ProQuest; Terry Link, MSU; Fred Stoss, SUNY Buffalo; Tasha Cooper, Syracuse U; Jeff Hartsell-Gundy, Miami U; Ashley Jones, Miami U; Beth Filar Williams, U North Carolina-Greensboro; Debbie Campbell, CARLI; Melora Ranney Norman, Unity College; Astrid Britten, Aruba; Monique Albeits, Sint Maarten; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Sustainable Libraries; Kim Medema, Loyola U; Kim Kane, U of California-San Diego; Rachel Myers, U of California-San Diego; Michelle Harrell Washington, ALA; Mara Egherman, Central College.

Introductions. Beth and Ashley mostly chaired the meeting, starting by asking folks to introduce themselves, so we went around the table. Also noted that we don’t have an official leader yet, elections will be in the fall for officers that will begin in the spring of 2014. Therefore this meeting has no official chair, but the founding members will lead us in discussion.

Beth and Ashley explained that this first meeting of SustainRT grew out of a series of four well-attended webinars during 2012 designed to explore reinvigoration of the Task Force on the Environment (TFOE) under the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of ALA and/or other options, out of which grew the sentiment that a new Round Table be formed. This takes the issue of sustainability to a higher level in ALA (and is broadly defined below). After a successful petition campaign, we were able to bring the request to ALA Council and it was quickly approved. During this process, new leaders emerged. The Steering Committee/founding members are currently working on bylaws.

Beth read our mission statement to the assembled group:

"The ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) invites the exchange of ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design."

Mara chimed in that we want to incorporate all kinds of libraries, librarians, library workers and others though most founding members are in academia. Also, in addition to our ALA Connect site, we have a listserv on ALA’s site:  sustainrt-l@ala.org, the Sustainability Librarians group on Linked In, and we are tweeting at #alaSustainRT. Also make sure to add #ala2013 to any tweets. Via social media we can reach out to non-ALA members. Thanked Terry and Fred for their past work as TFOE chairs and support of the new Round Table. Noted that other groups, such as ALA/ACRL Western European Study Section (WESS)/Scandinavian may be interested in partnering for program planning. Session on environmental issues in Arctic, for example.

(Fred?) suggested that we look to SRRT and ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT)’s bylaws and how they incorporate all types of libraries. SustainRT is complementary to TFOE - Fred said that SRRT might be disbanding TFOE, might merge Green Libraries in ALA Connect into our SustainRT community.

During Fossils fuel resolution someone mentioned why don't we stop coming to midwinter too? Can we have Skype or chat while meeting virtually, how does ALA feel about it? Or webcast the meeting for people to listen but not necessarily be able to participate. Fred suggested emulating RUSA for virtual meetings.

To have Internet at ALA conference costs about $400 (Leighann) so maybe bring hotspot, and your own laptop (Fred). Poster sessions at membership booth would be great.

Webinars and Planning for ALA 2014 ideas so far include lightning talks or a panel about library sustainability projects; hands-on workshop for creating a Sustainability Action Plan for your institution; sponsor speaker Mandy Henk.

Water program sponsor with ALA/ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS)! More talk on this program but we would be interested in sponsoring.

(Fred suggested) Debbie Balsamo, EPA in Triangle Park? Maybe talk about this topic as a discussion? Or a visit and tour of the EPA’s library? Fred had been on a tour at another event.

Can we incorporate United Nations’ Decade of Sustainable Development, US partnership (Terry is a fellow with them)? Ends in 2015.

Those in higher ed, collaborate with AASHE? Get libraries more involved. Get your institution involved.

Metrics on corporate responsibility (Fred).

Add in better foods aspect, yoga sessions, walks, meditation room while at ALA (Carrie).

Birding session at a past conference.

Look at recycling and environmental aspects of the convention center (Melora).

Fred gives talks on Al Gore’s climate change talk and could again -webinar?

Unity college president would possibly do a webinar, the first college to eliminate fossil fuels! (Melora)

Panel with school librarian, public librarian, academic librarian and more?

Libraries Build Sustainable Communities part 2 (Fred suggests)

Sustainable thinking in libraries, community support looking at financial aspect.

Sustainable showcase-how we did what we did with various librarians and example. (Carrie)

GODORT session, like conference sponsored by Iowa GODORT on how to get government resources for your sustainability projects. (Mara) http://www.iowalibraryassociation.org/images/subdivisions/GODART/agenda_godort2011.pdf

Planning for ACRL 2015 in Portland OR (theme is Building Sustainable Communities) Beth encouraged people to join planning committees. Contact conference planning chair Lori Goetsch at lgoetsch@k-state.edu . Beth and Madeleine Charney of UMass are already co-chairing Innovations and Workshops respectively.

Website content and design - What information/features to include. What else? What other positions should the group have?

There are many leadership opportunities here! Some SustainRT founding members already have roles in other sections and want to participate but not serve in an official leadership capacity. Please step up if interested!

Carrie would be interested in serving as webmaster.

Melora Norman will create a Facebook group for us (and help with composing bylaws), can serve as social media coordinator.

Discussion of titles within SustainRT, should leaders be called “chair” or “coordinator?”

Local arrangements coordinator is helpful in location city for conferences.

We could use a program coordinator for planning sessions at ALA and elsewhere.

Have liaisons to other groups in ALA, be a part of ALA Round Table Assembly, cross pollination.

Reach out to library schools to get them involved, gophers, write up, website, run webinars, and maybe possibly sponsor one to a conference one day.

Write up for SRRT newsletter with all our communication. Mara will submit for their next one.

Membership Options fair - we will be able to participate in this once we get membership.

As of September people can join our Round Table via ALA membership or renewal.

Q&A with Michelle of ALA. She’d recommend clearly defining goals, it is Important to get a good succinct message, elevator speech, same message for us all to give out, maybe a small business card handout with our info. Partner with other groups in programming for conferences. Emulate IFRT.

PAC for librarians “Every Library

Motion that the organizers of SustainRT to support the fossils fuel resolution by Melora, second by Mara, all voted in favor!

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Minutes respectfully submitted by Mara Egherman eghermanm@central.edu .

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Online Doc August 15, 2013 SustainRT meeting

by Madeleine Charney on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:46 pm

SustainRT teleconference meeting 8/15/13

MINUTES

Recording here:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2013-08-15.0716.M.669FDEC58C8549C611C2EC64F0EDEE.vcr&sid=315

Meeting commenced: 10:00 am EST

Meeting adjourned: 11:05 am EST

SustainRT teleconference meeting 8/15/13

MINUTES

Recording here:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2013-08-15.0716.M.669FDEC58C8549C611C2EC64F0EDEE.vcr&sid=315

Meeting commenced: 10:00 am EST

Meeting adjourned: 11:05 am EST

In attendance:
Madeleine Charney
Beth Filar Williams
Ashley Jones
Mara Egerman
Carrie Moran
Leighann Wood
Bonnie Smith
Kim Kane

AGENDA

1) Proposal for ALA 2014 in Las Vegas.

Good news:  Round tables can sponsor a program and need no approval. Our deadline will be in October/November

1)      We will co-sponsor water program with ALA/ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS). Ashley will be liaison for this!

2)      We will propose Lightning Talks: Different librarians showcase sustainability actions at their libraries. Perhaps create "mini" action plans for people to take away. For example, "i'm a school librarian who created a garden in the courtyard for kids to learn how to grow their own food"--here's how you can do it. Ideally,  presenters will become acquainted beforehand so they know others are doing, find common ground and make a more cohesive presentation all together.  IMPORTANT: a take away (e.g. handout, something to post on our website, LibGuide, wikis for referral afterwards)

Presenters:

1 - Public

2 - School

3 - Academic

4 - Special

5 - Corporate/non-profit

6 - Other: Rebekah Aldridge has already  volunteered to present

Other: Mandy Henke (not sure she can be there)

 

 

2a) Other ideas to keep in mind for the future:

How to Create a Sustainability Action Plan (hands-on workshop with Madeleine and others)

Mandy Henk (SustainRT sponsors her as a speaker?)

Debbie Balsamo, EPA in Triangle Park? Maybe talk about this topic as a discussion? Or a visit and tour of the EPA?s library? Fred Stoss had been on a tour at another event.

Can we incorporate United Nations? Decade of Sustainable Development[2], US partnership (Terry is a fellow with them)? Ends in 2015.

Those in higher ed, collaborate with AASHE[3]? Get libraries more involved. Get your institution involved.

Metrics on corporate responsibility (Fred).

Birding session at a past conference.

Fred gives talks on Al Gore?s climate change talk and could again -webinar?

Unity college president would possibly do a webinar, the first college to eliminate fossil fuels! (Melora)

"Libraries Build Sustainable Communities" part 2 (Fred suggests)
http://www.ala.org/srrt/tfoe/lbsc/librariesbuildsustainablecommunitiesin...

Sustainable thinking in libraries, community support looking at financial aspect.

GODORT session, like conference sponsored by Iowa GODORT on how to get government resources for your sustainability projects. (Mara)http://www.iowalibraryassociation.org/images/subdivisions/GODART/agenda_...

2) Electing officers

Need PBA rep by Sept. 1st. (Leighann will send out Call for Volunteer right away)

Ballot needs to be ready for February; elections in March

Coordinator (Ashley)
Coordinator Elect
Immediate Past Coordinator (Beth?)
Treasurer
Secretary 
Members at large (2 needed: Bonnie and Madeleine)

Also need appointed volunteers for:
Membership (Mara)
Web site (Carrie)
Publications (Melora? If this includes social media)
Nominating
Programming (Leighann)
Initiatives (e.g. for conference “greening”)
Budget? (treasurer?)

We will function as a Steering Committee until these roles are fulfilled.

After bylaws are final, Mara will put out a call for candidates on the listserv.

3) New website

Carrie will get Drupal training from John Amundsen and Pam Akins
She looked at all other ALA sites
We need a logo
She will contact Melora Ranney Norman, Unity College (Maine) melora@librarygrist.net . Melora  agreed to make a Facebook page.
Everyone: Send photos to Carie for the “gallery” on our new page.

4) Finalizing by-laws

Ashley will post newest version on Connect with date
Deadline for comments: Mon. 9/16/13

5) For ALA 2014 (and other conferences):

We will have our Initiative person attend to these types of ideas:

Add in better foods aspect, yoga sessions, walks, meditation room while at ALA (Carrie).
Look at recycling and environmental aspects of the convention center (Melora).

Respectfully submitted,

Madeleine Charney
8/15/13

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Discussion June 28, 2014 SustainRT Annual Meeting - ALA Annual Las Vegas

by Matthew Bollerman on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:46 pm

DRAFT.

SustainRT Annual Meeting, June 28, 2014, ALA Annual Las Vegas

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Carrie Moran; Marcia Bailey; Jennifer Gallant, ALA Councilor for SustainRT; Beth Filar Williams; Kim Kane; Heather Hayashi; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Arlene Hopkins; Mindy Reed; Betsy Evans, Treasurer; Andrew Peters; Mary Beth Lock and Kate Hutchens

Meeting was called to order at 1:05 pm by Ashley Jones.

DRAFT.

SustainRT Annual Meeting, June 28, 2014, ALA Annual Las Vegas

Present: Ashley Jones, Coordinator; Madeleine Charney, Coordinator Elect; Eileen Harrington, Member at Large; Carrie Moran; Marcia Bailey; Jennifer Gallant, ALA Councilor for SustainRT; Beth Filar Williams; Kim Kane; Heather Hayashi; Matthew Bollerman, Secretary; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Member at Large; Arlene Hopkins; Mindy Reed; Betsy Evans, Treasurer; Andrew Peters; Mary Beth Lock and Kate Hutchens

Meeting was called to order at 1:05 pm by Ashley Jones.

A guided imagery was conducted by Madeleine.

Ashley presented a brief history of the roundtable formation and made introductions. It was reported that there are 123 members and a newly elected Board.

The finances are as follows:

Budgeted Income      $1,125

Actual Income            $495 – all from memberships

Actual Expenses        $82 – bank fees and overhead due ALA

Balance                       $413

The roundtable has been encouraged to fundraise and increase members. A budget for the next fiscal year is needed by July 31, 2014. Matthew moved and Carrie seconded. Approved.

The draft bylaws were presented and reviewed by Eileen. On a motion by Matthew and seconded by Rebekkah they were approved.

Two exercises were conducted; one was to determine what success of the roundtable looks like. The second was to determine who would take on leading the projects to achieve that success.

Two representatives from SRRT, Mike Marlin and Al Kagan visited with the group and asked us to help them with resolutions for ALA Council regarding petroleum divestment. Matthew spoke and asked for some time as SustainRT is just starting.

Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.

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Discussion January 27, 2014 Mid-Winter Meeting Minutes

by Ashley Jones on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:45 pm

SustainRT Meeting Minutes

ALA MidWinter Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

January 27, 2014
8:30 am

 

Present:

Ashley Jones (SustainRT Steering Committee member)

Mary Beth Lock (Planning and Budget Assembly Representative)

Emily Sheketoff (Washington Office)

Kate Hutchens

Suzanne Lipkin

Lori Shemanski

Ashley Sowa

 

Meeting commenced at 8:30 am

 

1)     Introductions

 

SustainRT Meeting Minutes

ALA MidWinter Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

January 27, 2014
8:30 am

 

Present:

Ashley Jones (SustainRT Steering Committee member)

Mary Beth Lock (Planning and Budget Assembly Representative)

Emily Sheketoff (Washington Office)

Kate Hutchens

Suzanne Lipkin

Lori Shemanski

Ashley Sowa

 

Meeting commenced at 8:30 am

 

1)     Introductions

 

Ashley gave a brief history of the formation of SustainRT as well as the motivations and goals behind the formation of the group. Namely that SustainRT aims to build a more resilient, harmonious, and holistic community through the economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainability, going  beyond the concept of just being “green."

 

Emily Sheketoff from the ALA Washington office, government relations and information technology policy, offered ideas for working together: keeping SustainRT informed of relevant issues; being available to SustainRT when we need information when we need it. She also asked if it was alright for the Washington Office to come to us with certain issues they think we might have a stake in. She recommended we subscribe to district dispatch in order to keep up with news and information.

 

Mary Beth mentioned she had attended the Planning and Budget Assembly on SustainRT’s behalf the day before. Due to SustainRT’s early stage of becoming established, she did not have any items to report

 

2)     Announcements about the upcoming elections and call for volunteers, as well as the Lightening Talks program at ALA Annual on Sat. 6/28 1:00--2:30

 

3)     General Discussion about goals and priorities for SustainRT. Ashley stressed that the meeting was meant to be an informal discussion of ideas, as the leadership for the round table is not yet in place. Once leaders are identified, SustainRT will facilitate the gathering of resources, sharing of ideas, networking and learning opportunities, and bringing like-minded people together. It was discussed that sustainability in libraries could encompass many things such as curriculum development, collection development, exhibits, events, and advocacy. She mentioned the 12/11/13 open, virtual discussion and the ideas generated. A popular idead was for SustainRT to develop a toolkit of practical items such as a list of talking points, a speakers bureau, lesson plans, books, web sites.  

 

4)     Some attendees shared their experiences serving on a library green team.

 

5)     The role of smaller working groups within SustainRT was discussed, as the way for people to focus on their own specific sustainable interests within the broader scope of the group. Attendees expressed interest in sustainable space renovation; eliminating ALA Mid-Winter meeting (already being discussed in other ALA groups and divisions); evaluating outcomes of eliminating MW from a sustainability stand point; producing a means for conference attendees to engage in sustainable behavior at professional conferences (e.g. ride-shares, local and sustainable restaurants, sustainable accommodations); collecting circulation stats on Cognotes (e.g. number of each issue printed vs. number taken by conference attendees).

 

6)     As the meeting came to an end, the various ways to stay connected were re-iterated (website, facebook, LinkedIn, listserve, ALA connect) and instructions for how to join SustainRT.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:37 am

 

Respectfully submitted by Ashley Jones, February 5, 2014

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Event December 11, 2013 SustainRT virtual discussion

by Beth Filar-Williams on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 03:44 pm

Follow up from our first SustainRT Virtual Discussion today:

  • recording (it downloads java and runs the recording)
  • powerpoint (attached as pdf)
  • google doc (open to all, where we shared idea and things we had done)

Pages

A working space for the Sustainability Round Table.

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