Saturday, February 08, 2014

CFP: SustainRT Lightning Rounds event (Sustainability Round Table - ALA Annual 2014)

CFP: SustainRT Lightning Rounds event (Sustainability Round Table - ALA Annual 2014)

The American Library Association’s Newest group the Sustainability Round Table  is looking for ideas, projects, activities, and everything else sustainable for presentation at their inaugural program event at the 2014 ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. . A brief description of SustainRTand a link to add them to your ALA Membership (or to join ALA) is at:


SustainRT - Lightning Rounds event

Call for Participation
Deadline to submit: Mon. February 24, 2014

Do you have a sustainability-related library story to tell?
ALA's new Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is looking for people to share their sustainability-related library projects during its kickoff program at ALA Annual 2014 in Las Vegas.

Format: Presenters will have five minutes to present, with follow up questions at the end of the program. Presenters may use one fixed image (electronic or otherwise) as part of their presentation (or none at all). The program will be held at ALA Annual on Sunday June 29th from 1:00-2:30PM

Eligibility: Anyone may submit a proposal, though preference will be given to SustainRT members.

Purpose: The purpose of the Lightning Rounds is to share creative and important work that contributes to a more resilient, harmonious, and holistic community through economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainability work being done in libraries of all kinds.  We are seeking a diverse representation of innovative sustainability projects that go beyond the traditional "greening" of libraries.
To submit a proposal, send an email to Madeleine Charney at mcharney@library.umass with answers to the following questions:
  • Name
  • Title
  • Institution or organization
  • Phone
  • Email
  • SustainRT member Y/N 
  • Title of your presentation
  • Description of the presentation you are proposing to make
  • Brief statement telling us what excites you about your topic and/or the sustainability movement within the library profession

Proposals due by Monday, February 24, 2104.

For more information about SustainRT: