- May 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In today’s world, sustainability includes environmental, financial, and social equity, and to truly make progress in the communities we serve we need to actively incorporate educating and evolving youth, and youth services staff, as key resources to creating sustainable communities. Join NYLA Sustainability Initiative co-creators Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and Lisa G. Kropp as they provide you with an introduction that will help you answer these questions:
- Why is their urgency around the topic of sustainability and libraries today?
- What is the “triple bottom line”?
- Why should youth services staff be leaders on this topic?
- What does this work look like in our libraries?
About the Presenters:
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP, CSBA) currently serves as the Coordinator for Library Sustainability at the Mid-Hudson Library System (NY) and is the author of Sustainable Thinking & Resilience from ALA Editions. An active member of the New York Library Association (NYLA), Rebekkah currently serves as the Chair of the NYLA Legislative Committee and co-chair of the NYLA Sustainability Initiative. Rebekkah also serves as co-chair of the American Library Associaiton’s Special Task Force on Sustainability. Rebekkah holds an advanced certificate in Public Library Administration from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University; is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP); a certified Sustainable Building Advisor. Rebekkah is also the author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State and co-author of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees in New York State. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Rebekkah is a frequent national presenter on the topic of leading libraries forward in smart, practical and effective ways.
Lisa G. Kropp is the Director of the Lindenhurst Memorial Library in NY. She is a co-author of the Family Centered Handbook (ALA-Neal Schuman) and writes the First Steps column for School Library Journal. Lisa is a member of the NYLA-SI committee, where she works on the Community Change Agent program, and also is a member of the ALA’s SustainRT. She received her MLS from Queens College, CUNY and her public library administration certificate from Long Island University. Ms. Kropp is an adjunct assistant professor for St. John’s University Department of Library and Information Science.