Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Conference: ACRL/NY Annual Symposium: The Greening of Libraries | Dec 5 2008

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium
The 21st Century Library: Targeting the Trends
When: Friday, December 5, 2008, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Baruch College, 151 East 25th Street, New York, NY

The 21st Century Library: Targeting the Trends highlights innovations that transform libraries and engage users. Topics of discussion include gaming, going green and next generation catalogs.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

The Greening of Libraries / Monika Antonelli

This session will examine the emergence of green libraries. The presentation will provide an introduction to green building, a review of existing green library buildings, and a look at green programs offered in libraries. The role librarians can play in creating green communities will also be discussed.


Monika Antonelli is a Reference / Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State Mankato. From 1992 to 2007 she worked as a Reference Librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Currently she is serving her third term as an ALA Councilor at Large. In 2005 she received certification in permaculture design from Earth Activist Training (EAT) where she studied with the author and activist, Starhawk and permaculture guru Penny Livingston-Stark. She runs the web site Green Libraries and is the administrator for the Yahoo discussion group, Sustainable Mankato. In her community she serves as a member of the Greater Mankato Peak Oil Taskforce.



Extending a Green Hand: Environmentally Friendly Library Outreach Tips / Erin Dorney / Outreach Librarian / Millersville University

Are you concerned with the environmental footprint of your library? Do you cringe when making hundreds of paper copies of handouts? Learn how to implement “green” outreach methods for your institution. By using web tools (including social 2.0 tools like Facebook), creating virtual handouts, utilizing reusable displays, offering environmentally friendly incentives and more, you can experience amazing results: more value and visibility for your library while simultaneously helping the Earth!


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