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Library Leaders of the World Unite!

Ready to lead the way to a more sustainable future for your library? How about for your community? The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) provides library leaders with a proven path forward to co-create libraries and communities that will thrive in the coming years. The Sustainable Library Certification Program, the major product of the SLI, focuses your leadership to enable your library, and ultimately your community, to become more environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically feasible.

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November 11, 2021

🚨 New Book Alert 🚨

Sustainability in libraries is a mindset, not an endpoint. Learn more in this new book edited by SLI co-founder, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, and members of ALA's SustainRT. 

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Purchase through ALA's Book Store.

In the Spotlight

November 9, 2021

ALA SustainRT Webinar with Lisa Jacobs of Longwood Public Library

The recording of ALA SustainRT's Webinar, "Sustainability, Does It Need To Be Certified?" is now available. Check it out to see Longwood Public Library Director, Lisa Jacobs, discuss the steps her library took both before and during the Sustainable Libraries Initiative Certification process.

 

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Hanukkah

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Christmas

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This event is in the "Webinars" group.
Location: Online Location
Audience: Everyone
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This panel discussion, featuring leaders from the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI), will show the organizational transformations that took place at different library settings when their leaders focused on infusing sustainable thinking and actio...
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Earth Hour

8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Online Location
Audience: Everyone
Program Type: Celebrate!
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Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories to switch off their lights to show support for the planet. For more information, visit: https://www.earthhour.org/ ...
This event is in the "Meetups" group.
Location: Online Location
Audience: SLI Members
Program Type: Meetups
Event Details:
Join in with other school librarians who are in our certification program to share resources and ideas. ...