About the Sustainability Initiative

The Sustainability Initiative guides the development of the Sustainable Library Certification Program in developing leadership and tools to mobilize libraries to think and act sustainably. 

 

Purpose Statement

To create leadership and provide tools to mobilize libraries to think and act sustainably. In a way that builds awareness and consensus while inspiring action by members of the library community to own their role as sustainability leaders in their communities, So that communities thrive, bounce back from disruption and are infused with new and better life for everyone.

 

Introductory Video

NYLA Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries

NYLA Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries

 

White Paper

White Paper

 

Committee Members

Committee Members

 

Sponsors

The New York Library Association’s Sustainability Initiative heartily thanks its sponsors:

Venture Investors

2017 Sponsors & Partners

 

Sustainability Initiative News

Three Libraries Complete NYLA Certification Program - Library Journal, December 2019

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, June 2018

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, April 2018

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, December 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, October 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, August 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, June 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, April, 2017

New Collaboration Offers Leadership Opportunity for Public Libraries in New York State - Press Release, February, 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, February, 2017

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, December, 2016

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, October, 2016

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, August, 2016

Update from the NYLA Sustainability Initiative - eBulletin, June, 2016

NYLA & the UAlbany G3 Team - eBulletin, June, 2016

NYLA Sustainability Initiative (NYLA-SI): An Introduction - eBulletin, February, 2016

Sustainable, Resilient, Regenerative - eBulletin, October, 2015

On the Importance of Sustainable Libraries - eBulletin, April, 2014