Category: Sustainability

Librarians, Archivists, Scholars, Educators, Artists, and Activists Tackle Climate Change

Media contact: Rory Litwin, (916) 905-0291 rory@litwinbooks.com P.O. Box 188784 Sacramento, CA 95818 Release date: Friday June 2, 2017 Sacramento, CA Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: Colloquium 2017 (LAAC 2017) was held on May 13-14, 2017 at the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. About … Read more Librarians, Archivists, Scholars, Educators, Artists, and Activists Tackle Climate Change

CFP: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

Call for Proposals Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium May 13-14, 2017 New York University As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing … Read more CFP: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

A couple of paragraphs from Roy Scranton’s Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, from City Lights Books, 2015. Pages 108 and 109: Wars begin and end. Empires rise and fall. Buildings collapse, books burn, servers break down, cities sink into the sea. Humanity can survive the demise of fossil-fuel civilization and it can survive whatever … Read more Snippet from Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

Tweet-up on sustainability in libraries and archives

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 … Read more Tweet-up on sustainability in libraries and archives

Project ARCC

From the website: Project ARCC is a task force of archivists striving to motivate the archival profession to affect climate change. We seek to achieve a four-fold mission: – Protect archival collections from the impact of climate change – Reduce our professional carbon and ecological footprint – Elevate climate change related archival collections to improve … Read more Project ARCC

Interview with Mandy Henk, author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library

Mandy Henk is the author of what I think is the most important LIS book of 2014 (at least the most important one not published by Library Juice Press). The book is Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library, published by ALA Editions. Quoting the publisher’s description: In the first book to seriously … Read more Interview with Mandy Henk, author of Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-Neutral Library

SustainRT Sustainability Database

The Sustainability Round Table is collecting information on books, articles, websites, blogs, social groups, and projects that fall under the umbrella of Sustainable Libraries. Please use this form to suggest resources or projects that will become part of our SustainRT Sustainability Database. Please contact Eileen Harrington (eharring@umd.edu) for more information.

REAL: Resistance Education At Libraries

Exploring Deep Green Resistance, I ran across their library campaign: REAL: Resistance Education At Libraries. The idea is to organize efforts to promote radical environmentalist literature at libraries, by prioritizing libraries according to where such materials are most needed. I will be sharing this info with TFOE and the Sustainability Round Table, although there is … Read more REAL: Resistance Education At Libraries

Media predictions from 1975 Ecotopia…

Print-on-demand from kiosks and electronic distribution of the news predicted in 1975…. Here is an excerpt from the 1975 book, Ecotopia, by Ernest “Chick” Callenbach. Thanks to Lincoln Cushing for sharing this with the PLG list… Although the general picture of the Ecotopian media is one of almost anarchic decentralization, a jungle in which only … Read more Media predictions from 1975 Ecotopia…

New book: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries Editor: Maria A. Jankowska Price: $32.00 Published: February 2014 ISBN: 978-1-936117-61-1 Printed on acid-free paper In the last ten years, literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to … Read more New book: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries