Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: Sustainability in Libraries

The third Library 2.020 mini-conference: “Sustainability in Libraries,” will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This mini-conference will center on the concept of “Sustainable Thinking” which aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability–i.e. the intersection of environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic feasibility–to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future.

Conference sessions will include topics related to:

  • Libraries as Inspiration & Catalyst – topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.
  • Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance
  • Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience from disaster preparedness, & response and recovery efforts to work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

This event is being organized in partnership with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System and co-chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, Learn more about Rebekkah at http://SustainableLibraries.org. Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #sustainabilityinlibraries on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
REGISTER HERE
to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote. A mini-conference FAQ (frequently asked questions) page is here.

The call for proposals is now open. We encourage all who are interested to submit to present a 30-minute session on the conference topic. More information here. You can view the current proposals that have been submitted here.

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