Green Libraries Community
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.
This survey explores the level of engagement of academic libraries and information studies schools in the emerging focus of educating for sustainability on university and college campuses across North America. The expected benefits associated with your involvement include creating a better understanding of the role of libraries in educating for sustainability and may also reveal some opportunities for further research. We are committed to analyzing the results and sharing key findings of this survey. We anticipate the survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this survey. The confidentiality of your responses will be protected. Please share this survey with colleagues in academic libraries and LIS schools. Those who complete the survey may be entered in a random drawing at the close of the survey for the following prizes: One of ten Better World Books gift certificates valued at $20 each and one of ten Starbucks gift certificates valued at $10 each. If you wish to participate in the drawing, please provide your email address at the end of the survey.The survey closes on May 2, 2012.Please click here to take the survey: https://academictrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8Ds9A1yindrZLlGWith much appreciation, Bonnie J. Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Florida, George A. Smathers LibrariesMaria A. Jankowska - email@example.com
UCLA, Charles E. Young Research LibraryMarianne A. Buehler - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.