JUL 18

Sustainability 101

Part of a series, this webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will introduce characteristics of a sustainable library.

Start here for an overview of our profession’s newest core value, Sustainability, as adopted by the American Library Association in 2019. Identify the four characteristics of a sustainable library and learn how the triple bottom line definition of sustainability can be used to adapt library operations, service and program design, and partnerships in our community, to respond to the impacts of climate change. This webinar will focus on introductory concepts that will set the stage for the other offerings in this series.

Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP), Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY) and Co-founder/Current President, Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI), and Author

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Climate Action Planning (Part 1): An Introduction
16 August 2023 (2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT)

Climate Action Planning (Part 2): Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience
26 September 2023 (2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT)

Climate Justice
3 October 2023 (2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT)

Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk
28 November 2023 (2:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT)

Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action Programming
13 December 2023 (2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT)

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18 July 2023


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Webinar presenter Rebekkah Smith Aldrich