Green Libraries Community
This event is sponsored by the NEW round table of ALA - SustainRT!
Calling all libraries (not just academics but any local librarian community interested in joining us!) who have interest in sustainability for Cultural Trail Walk and/or Green Drinks. Chat with other like minded librarians while we take a walk along the beautiful Indianapolis Cultural Trail (map: http://www.indyculturaltrail.org/map.html) - the Canal Walk route, toward the Central Library. We plan a 30+ minute walk toward the north end, followed by a Green Drinks at a local place The Rathskeller
When: Friday April 12 at 5:15pm.
Cultural Trail Walk Meetup: corner of Washington St and Capital Ave, on the lawn of the Capital by the trail (http://www.indyculturaltrail.org/map.html)
Green Drinks Meetup: by 6pm at Rathsekller http://rathskeller.com/
401 E. Michigan St.
(shout out to Joe Fox, Indy Public Librarian, for his help in organizing this event!)
Questions? Contact beth (efwilli3 [at] uncg.edu)
Please accept this invitation to participate in the Library as Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability survey.
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
UCLA, Charles E. Young Research Library
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Libraries for Sustainability Webinar #2: Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries - April 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST)by Beth Filar-Williams on Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series 2012 presents: Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries
April 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST)
Please join us for the second webinar in this four-part series.
There are different types of sustainability practices in libraries (e.g. buildings, collection development, instruction, events, collaboration) and many of us are working, educating, and practicing in these areas. Academic, public and school libraries will be represented.
This webinar will consist of lightning talks by librarians engaged in different types of sustainability efforts. They will share their experiences and provide time for questions. The session will be recorded so you can view it later.
Webinar series facilitators: Madeleine Charney (UMass Amherst Libraries), Beth Filar Williams (UNC Greenboro), and Bonnie Smith (University of Florida Libraries).
If you missed attending the first in our Webinar series - Call to Action and Collaboration - here is the webinar recording:
and the slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/filarwilliams/libraries-for-sustainability-call-to-action-and-collaboration
The USSF 2010 which will take place in Detroit has a Planning Wiki.
Detroit USSF local organizing efforts are facilitated by five "anchor" organizations:
- Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO)
- Centro Obrero de Detroit
- Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
- East Michigan Environmental Action Council
- Southeast Michigan Jobs With Justice
Report at Radical Reference on Librarian participation at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta .
Article on Librarians at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta in The Progressive Librarian 30 (Winter 2007/2008) "PLG – ¡Presenté! Report from the United States Social Forum," by Elaine Harger & Kathleen de la Peña McCook.
Just posted: a pdf file report on the 2007 USSF.
The Social Forum  succeeded in introducing US-based movements to the open processes, its participatory nature and the opportunities to share and develop sophisticated politics relevant to the current moment.
The U.S. Social Forum is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.