October 16, 2015

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 footprint and implement sustainable practices in our institutions. We invite you to participate by using #SustainLIS and by following @projectARCC and @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 macdonc@simmons.edu or mcharney@library.umass.edu.

About ProjectARCC:
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On Earth Day in 2015, a group of alarmed archivists founded ProjectARCC, 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.

About SustainRT:
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SustainRT 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.