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The Newsletter of the NYLA Sustainability Initiative
We’re so busy getting ready for the NYLA Annual Conference next week that we’re taking a break from our usual newsletter format. Look for us in your inbox next month where we’ll feature Local Supports Local initiatives.
We hope to see you in Saratoga Springs November 9-11th.
Look for us on the Trade Show Floor in Booth #112 and be sure to attend all of our sessions!
Libraries are a Powerful Platform for Change
Thursday, November 9: (4:15 - 5:15p)
Sponsors: LAMS / PLS, ESRT, IFRT
Matthew Bollerman, Hauppauge Public Library
Youth Services Sustainability, Growing Our Own
Friday, November 10: (9:00 - 10:00a)
Youth Services Departments work with parents, caregivers, and children every day - yet how often do we think of our work as being sustainable to the future of libraries? This presentation will introduce you to the basic concepts of sustainability in libraries, and will focus closely on how Youth Services Departments can play a vital role in helping their library be a leader in creating sustainable, resilient communities.
Lisa Kropp, Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Show Us Your Road Map!
Saturday, November 11: (9:30 - 10:30)
In 2016 the NYLA Sustainability Initiative launched a Road Map to Sustainability. We’ve heard from dozens of library leaders across the state that they are making good things happen. We want to hear more! Come and share how you got started, what you’ve been working on and how the NYLA-SI project has changed your thinking about the future of your library. At this event we will also share details of the new Sustainable Library Certification Program being launched through NYLA!
And don't forget to bring your Road Map!
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System
Break a Sweat
Support the NYLA Sustainability Initiative
Spring Trail Fun-Run
Friday November 10th: (6:30 - 8:00 AM)
On this out and back run, we will take a slightly hilly 5k course around the Skidmore Campus. We will pass mansions reflecting Victorian architecture from the 1870s to the turn of the twentieth century as well as the newly built Palazzo Riggi that will be decorated for the holidays. Sidewalks, bike lanes and soft gravel paths will keep us all safe, but since this is a pre-dawn event, headlamp and reflective gear are suggested.
Registration for this event is $8 per person. Proceeds to benefit the NYLA Sustainability Initiative Fund.
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