Friday, September 4, 2009

Alliance Library System > Going Green Blog

Welcome to Alliance Library System’s Green Blog!

This blog is designed to help libraries of all sizes and types become more environmentally friendly. Green is gaining in popularity and it is here to stay!

This blog will focus on Environmental Organizations & Initiatives, Financial Resources (Grants, Funding, and Discounts), Green Buildings, and Programming Ideas. [snip]

Addiional Resources




Going Green @ Your Library: Lean, Green, Clean Ideas Online Conference | October 7 2009 |

Considering “Going Green” At Your Library?

What steps can you take to do your job, but in an environmentally sensitive way?

Get the answers to these questions and many more by signing up for

Going Green @ Your Library: Lean, Green, Clean Ideas.

Florence Mason will kick off the morning with her talk, "Going Green" Successfully.

Breakout sessions will cover LEED certification for new and renovated buildings, practical, low cost/no cost suggestions for library and IT operations, how to reach out to your community, and much more.

Learn from public and academic library presenters who bring their experience and expertise to the table. It’s a perfect opportunity to quiz them throughout the day.

Sponsored by Amigos, this online conference is Wednesday, October 7 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST.



Schedule > Time / Title / Speaker(s)

8:00am - 8:45am

Being Green? / TBA

9:00am - 9:45am

Keynote: "Going Green" Successfully / Florence Mason

10:00am - 10:45am

Case Studies: Eight LEED Construction Projects / Wendy Heger

Green Your Library: Small Steps with No Footprint / Meggan Smith

Beyond Bug Spray: Non-Toxic Methods of Pest Control / Rebecca Elder

11:00am - 11:45am

Sustainable Services: The Heart of Going Green / Steven Carr

Help Us, Help Others, Go Green @ Your Library / Shannon Blakey

12:00pm - 1:00pm / LUNCH

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Greening Your Library's IT / Mary Carr

Going Green @ Your Library: Lessons in Programming / Robbie Sittel

Sustainability: Building Partners, Building Opportunities / Sarah Passonneau

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Campus Sustainability Initiatives and How the Library Fits In / TBA

Twelve Months of Recycled Programming / Stacy DeLano

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Questions and Answers with the Presenters



Speakers' Biosketches


Registration Fees

Description / Fee / Deadline

Early Bird Member Rate = $250 / Until 09-09-09 ; Thereafter > Member Rate = $275

Early Bird Non-member Rate = $300 / Until 09/09/09 ; Thereafter Non-member Rate = $325.00

Early Bird Student Rate = $125 / Until 09-09-09 ; Thereafter Student Rate = $150

Location > Amigos Online Classroom

NOTE: >> Number Of Participants Limited <<