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Thinking about sustainable thinking for libraries.

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I, along with 20 other librarians from across the state of New York have been selected to participate in a  library sustainability think tank.   Congrats to fellow Mid Hudson Library System co-horts Erica from Red Hook and Casey from Pawling. Yeah!  I am immersing myself in the numberous preparatory readings prior to a retreat in September 2015.

In 2014, the NYLA Council passed their Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries – recognizing the need to promote the important role libraries can play in larger community conversations about resiliency, climate change and a sustainable future for the communities that we serve. But what does this actually look like? What does it look like when libraries make “sustainable decisions”? What activities will promote sustainable thinking in libraries?

[recorded presentation by SIR Conveners Rebekkah Smith Aldrich & Matthew Bollerman]

Some of our preparatory readings and viewing ( I soooo love a good TED Talk video) include……

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See you in  Ren Falls, NY in September 2015.  Looking forward to dynamic discussion.

Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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