Sustaining the environment has become a library concern and an issue requiring examination in the library context.
Make plans to attend the free, all-day conference
Greening Libraries => Greener Communities
Drawing from the combined resources as public institutions, NYPL and LACUNY offer a conference that tackles the issues and offers constructive ways to mobilize. The conference brings together stakeholders from libraries and the communities they serve to share and learn from leading experts on a variety of green topics:
Greening Buildings, Greening the Book, Greening Technology, and Greening Funds. There will also be a series of poster sessions and vendor displays to add to the rich offering of information available on being Green.
Keynote Speakers / Speakers / Program / Green Box Lunch / Media / Registration
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Date: Friday, October 31, 2008
Location: Bronx Library Center / 310 East Kingsbridge Road/ Bronx NY 10458.
Time: 9:00 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.
Tentative Conference Outline
9:00 – 9:45 AM: Registration, (Coffee and pastries)
Vendors and Posters will be on display.
9:45 – 10:00 AM: Introductions
Beth Evans, LACUNY President
Leslie Harrison, Bronx Library Center, Chief Librarian
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Opening / Morning Keynote
Majora Carter, Founder, Sustainable South Bronx
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Greening Books Panel
Raz Godernik, Eco-libris [http://www.ecolibris.net/]
Shannon Binns, Green Press Initiative [http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/]
Andrew Van Der Laan, Director, Senior Project Manager Publishing Operations Projects Group, Random House, Inc.
12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch
1:15 & 1:30 PM: Two brief tours of the Bronx Library Center
1:15 – 2:00 PM: Poster Session & Tables / Con Edison ; Hunter Student Environmental Group
2:00 – 3:00 PM: 3 Breakout Sessions
A. Greening Funds
Ines Sucre, Reference Librarian, Foundation Center
B. Greening Gadgets or Greening Technology
Pamela Lieber, Supervising Librarian of the Adult Collection, Bronx Library Center
eNYLP provides access to electronic audiobooks, video, Music, and eBooks
C. Greening Buildings Panel
Daniel Heuberger AIA, Dattner Architects
Jim Lloyd, Assistant Vice President of Campus Operations, Baruch College, CUNY
John Denham, DenhamWolf
3:00 – 4:00PM: Closing Keynote
Frederick W. Stoss
“Global Warming ICE: Information Communication, Education.” Stoss is the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics Librarian, University at Buffalo, SUNY and one of the '1,000 Climate Messengers' trained by Al Gore and The Climate Project4:00 – 4:15 PM: Closing Comments
Curtis L Kendrick, University Librarian, CUNY
LACUNY Blog Conference Summary / Beth Evans / November 6 2008 /