Resources

Resource Type
Examples

SSPL Custom Benchmarks Presentation


The Saratoga Springs Public Library's presentation highlights the library's efforts towards financial sustainability and social equity as part of the Sustainable Libraries Certification Program.

Examples

HHFL Custom Benchmarks Presentation


The Hendrick Hudson Free Library's presentation highlights the library's efforts towards financial sustainability and social equity as part of the Sustainable Libraries Certification Program.

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SMPL Collection Development Policy


The Santa Monica Public Library collection development policy incorporates community need, diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability resources.

Examples

FEMA Community Preparedness


Stories and examples of community efforts toward disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Articles

If Your Board Looked Like Your Community


Moving board diversity from a ‘problem to solve’ to ‘something to practice.’ Staff and board members weigh in on common hurdles and how to overcome them.

Tools & Ideas

Community Resilience Challenge


Participants in the challenge commit to undertake specific actions that fall under one of  area of resilience: save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste and build community

Tools & Ideas

Start Your Own Repair Cafe


A step-by-step manual with everything you need to know to start your own local Repair Café.

Examples

WVML Green Building Operations Policy


West Vancouver Memorial Library's Green Building Operations Policy guides decisions regarding purchasing, housekeeping, solid waste management, integrated pest management, erosion control and landscape management and plumbing.

Tools & Ideas

The Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook


The New Jersey State Library commissioned the Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook and Workbook to help libraries in New Jersey and across the country to be better prepared to accept the new mantle of responsibility being thrust on them as a safe haven in times of crises.