Join a Tweet-up with ProjectARCC & SustainRT on sustainability in libraries
and archives on October 19 at 1pm ET!
On Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1pm ET, ProjectARCC (Archivists Responding
to Climate Change) and ALA’s SustainRT (Sustainability Roundtable) are
co-hosting a tweet-up to discuss how we as archivists and librarians can
reduce our professional carbon footprint and implement sustainable
practices in our institutions. We invite you to participate by using
#SustainLIS and by following @projectARCC <http://twitter.com/projectarcc>
and @ALA_SustainRT <https://twitter.com/ALA_SustainRT> on Twitter.
You don’t have to be an expert on sustainability or climate change to
attend and contribute! We welcome all librarians, archivists, and
information professionals to join this open discussion. How can we make our
institutions environmentally sustainable in order to preserve our
collections, profession, and planet?
Feel free to send in advance any questions or issues you’d like addressed
in this tweet-up to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
On Earth Day in 2015, a group of alarmed archivists founded ProjectARCC
<http://projectarcc.org/>, a task force with a mission to motivate the
archival community to affect climate change. We believe that as those
responsible for the preservation of history for future generations, we
should be as passionate and concerned about preserving a safe and habitable
planet for ours and future generations.
SustainRT <http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/home> is a new round table under
the American Library Association. In the face of pressing climate
disruption, the group was formed from an urgent ‘Call to Action’ within the
library profession. The need: A unified effort to address the new
millennium’s environmental, economic and social sustainability challenges.
The group offers resources for the library community to support
sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits;
events; advocacy, and library buildings. They also offer a free webinar
series which is open to all.
; Dana E. Gerber-Margie
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