Resources

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Patchogue-Medford Library Certification Presentation


As part of their certification process, the Patchogue-Medford Library adopted a clear and detailed Sustainability Policy, created a staff Sustainability web portal with information and resources for staff and installed energy saving water heaters, light bulbs, and HVAC units. They developed recycling protocols to reduce waste and offered programming to the community that focused on sustainability. 

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Lindenhurst Memorial Library Certification Presentation


The Lindenhurst Memorial Library highlights their achievements in obtaining their Green Business Certification, their strong community partnerships and clear policies that focus on social equity and resiliency in this presentation. Highlights of this presentation include a new bike fixing station that has been installed as part of their certification process, a commitment to community driven collection development and an analysis of waste prevention strategies for discarded books.

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North Babylon Public Library Certification Presentation


The certification presentation created by the North Babylon Public Library details the policies, partnerships and programs implemented to reach the goal of becoming certified. Their presentation highlights their work in calculating the Return of Investment for their community, disaster planning, recycling and space saving strategies.

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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.

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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.

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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.