Newsletter and Road Map
Sustainable Library Certification Program
 NYLA and SLI Partnership Press Release

Visit the new Sustainable Libraries Initiative website at to join the Sustainable Library Certification Program, which provides library leaders from all types of libraries - academic, public, and school - with a tested, structured path forward to increase your library’s commitment to environmental stewardship, economic feasibility, and social equity. 

As part of the program, your team will work through multiple categories that help align your efforts with the triple bottom line. Actions within each category provide you with the opportunity to take a closer look at how things are done and/or consumed at your library and provide your team with the opportunity to think differently about how you will proceed on that issue in the future. As part of the program, you'll have access to a real live mentor, examples, inspiration, and “Pro Tips” along the way.

How To Access Your SLI Benefits

Information Sessions

An Introduction to the Sustainable Library Certification Program

Date: Thursday, March 7th 

Recording Here
Slide Deck Here


An Introduction to Your Sustainable Libraries Membership

Date: Thursday, February 29th

Recording Here
Slide Deck Here


New Member Benefit – An Introduction to the Sustainable Libraries Initiative

Date: Friday, October 6th at 10AM

Recording Here

To learn more about the Sustainable Libraries Initiative and NYLA's partnership, please contact [email protected].