Call to Action and Collaboration!

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Title:
Call to Action and Collaboration!
Series Title:
Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Creator:
Smith, Bonnie
Charney, Madeleine
Williams, Beth Filar
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2012

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00010417:00001


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Libraries for Sustainability Call to Action and Collaboration!Webinar Series 2012 Webinar 1 of 4 Call to Action and Collaboration -February 28, 2012

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Facilitators Madeleine Charney Umass Amherst Library Bonnie J. Smith University of Florida Libraries Beth Filar Williams UNC Greensboro Libraries

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•How webinar series came to fruition •Objectives for series: •Collaborate •Share ideas & information •Build networks •Educate •Take action Background on Webinar Series

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“…meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 Sustainability Defined society environment economy Environment Society EconomyTriple bottom line

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•ALA structure •Task Force on the Environment (TFOE) •Moving forward & discussion •Venues for collaboration Agenda for Today’s Webinar A Call to Action and Collaboration

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Launch a dialogue Hear from you regarding TFOE Create some momentum and enthusiasm for collaboration Objectives for Today’s Webinar A Call to Action and Collaboration

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• Divisions (11) Sections (51) Round Tables (19) Task Forces (55) • Committees (1307) can also be under Divisions & Round Tables Discussion Groups • Communities (734)Also State and Regional Chapters ALA structure: AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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• An ALA unit working to make the Association more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for ALA, but for the profession • Founded in 1969 • Organizes programs at ALA midwinter meetings and annual conferences • Strives to make a difference through ALA Council legislation in the form of resolutions • Publishes SRRT Newsletter a source of alternative viewpoints on libraries and their role in society Social Responsibility Round Table (SRRT): AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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• Promote awareness of environmental issues within ALA • Facilitate opportunities for networking, skills enhancement, career development and leadership opportunities. • Provide services, programs and publications that assist TFOE members and others in their careers, workplaces, and communities. Task Force on the Environment (TFOE) AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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POLL: Are you currently or have you been a member of TFOE? • YES • NO

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POLL: When were you involved with TFOE? A.Within the last year B.Within the last 10 years C.10+ years ago D.Never

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Guest Speaker: Maria Anna Jankowska AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing •Social Sciences Librarian at the UCLA Research Library •the founding editor of the Electronic Green Journal •Past chair of TFOE •2002 Mover & Shaker in Library Journal •Published article:Going beyond Environmental Programs and Green Practices at the American Library Association

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Background of TFOE: • 1989 Task Force on the Environment was formed by Elizabeth Morrissett(Alaska Pacific University) • First chair of TFOE Terry Link (Michigan State University) • TFOE objectives focused on awareness of environmental issues within ALA Guest Speaker: Maria Anna Jankowska AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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TFOE Introduced resolutions: • on use of chlorine free paper • on socially responsible investments • support of EPA libraries TFOE worked on: • greening ALA exhibits • ALA Rachel Carson Children's Environmental Book Award • publishing the Electronic Green Journal Guest Speaker: Maria Anna Jankowska AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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TFOE organized over 30 programs & actions: • How Green is Your Library: Environmentalists at Work (1990) • Poverty, Development and the Environment: Information Challenges for Libraries, with David Brower (1992) • Earth Day in the 21st century: Environmental Activism, with Denis Hayes (2001) • Are You Missing Any Information? Speaking and Publishing Freely on the Environment (2004) • Cup by Cup for a Greener ALA (Midwinter 2008) Guest Speaker: Maria Anna Jankowska AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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OPTIONS•TFOE –Keep objectives and name •TFOE –Adjust objectives and rename •Abandon TFOE•Focus on Divisions within ALA (PLA, ACRL, AASL…) •Start Discussion Groups within these Divisions•Other options –ideas -discussion Moving Forward and Discussion AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing

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Libraries for Sustainability AGENDA Welcome ALA structure TFOE How to move forward Discussion Closing Recorded webinar will be available! Upcoming Events: April 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST) Webinar -Exploring Sustainability Practicesin Libraries -focus on sharing what different types of libraries are doing June 12, 2012, 2:00-3:00 (EST) Webinar -Preparing for ALAAnnual–let’s plan a meet up! June 22-26, 2012 ALA Annual -Informal Meet-up? August 28, 2012 2:00-3:00(EST) Webinar -Action PlanFollow Up & Discussion

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Libraries for Sustainability Call to Action & Collaboration! New Librarians for Sustainability listservcoming soon Join the LinkedIn group: “Sustainability Librarians” Contact facilitators & presenter: Madeleine Charney mcharney@library.umass.edu Maria Jankowska majankowska@library.ucla.edu Bonnie Smith bonniesmith@ufl.edu Beth FilarWilliams greeningyourlibrary@gmail.com