Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Conference: Greening Libraries => Greener Communities Conference | October 31 2008

Greening Libraries => Greener Communities

Libraries are becoming increasingly more than gateways of information and are extending their roles to responding proactively to the concerns of the comunity.

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

a collaboration between the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY), on Friday, October 31, 2008. The conference will be held at the Bronx Library Center, the first publicly financed building in NY State to be certified as a LEED designated building.

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 []

Shannon Binns, Green Press Initiative []

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 Project

4:00 – 4:15 PM: Closing Comments

Curtis L Kendrick, University Librarian, CUNY



LACUNY Blog Conference Summary / Beth Evans / November 6 2008 /


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