Published on May 25, 2023
WebJunction and the Sustainable Libraries Initiative are working in partnership to better equip and support libraries as they address climate change and the great challenges it brings.
In 2019, the ALA Council added “sustainability” as a core value of the profession, adopting the triple bottom line definition of sustainability to ensure balanced decision making that respects environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic feasibility. Now is the moment to step up and find ways to lead by example that inspire those we serve—and those we serve with—to do the same.
This collection of resources is designed to help library practitioners by providing real-world examples of libraries successfully engaging in sustainable thinking in ways that align our profession’s core values with decisions around services, programs, governance, operations, and partnerships.
Central to this collaboration, WebJunction will host a webinar series designed to:
- Provide you with a basic understanding of sustainability as a new core value of the profession
- Demonstrate what climate action looks like in libraries, even in parts of the country where it may not be popular to talk about climate change
- Offer practical advice, ideas, and examples for how your library can intentionally address climate change
The following webinars will be offered beginning July 18th. Click on each title for more information and to register.
July 18, 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:00 pm EDT
Climate Action Planning (Part 1): An Introduction
August 16, 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT
Climate Action Planning (Part 2): Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience
September 26, 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT
October 3, 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:30 pm EDT
Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk
November 28 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:00 pm EST
Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action Programming
December 13, 2023 - 2:00 pm–3:30 pm EST
For more information please visit: Web Junction