|We’re excited to announce the final keynote panel for our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: “Sustainability in Libraries,” which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). We already have 2,000 signups for this event!
This event is being organized in partnership with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System and co-chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, Learn more about Rebekkah at http://SustainableLibraries.
This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote. A mini-conference FAQ (frequently asked questions) page is here.
The call for proposals is now open HERE. We encourage all who are interested to submit to present a 30-minute session on the conference topic.
See you “online!”
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (@rebekkah)
Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System
Opening Keynote (Moderator)Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP) is the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Rebekkah currently serves as the co-chair of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, as an advisory board member for the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries. Rebekkah is the co-founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative and a founding member of the ALA Sustainability Round Table. Rebekkah was named a Library Journal (LJ) Mover & Shaker in 2010 and writes the LJ Sustainability column. A frequent international speaker on the topic of libraries and sustainability, Rebekkah is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in an Uncertain World and Resilience, part of the Library Futures Series from ALA Editions.
Matthew Bollerman (@bollermn)
Chief Executive Officer, Hauppauge Public LibraryMatthew Bollerman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hauppauge Public Library. Matt previously was Director at the Westhampton and Brookhaven Free Library. At Westhampton he helped construct a new $7.8 million, 14,250 square foot LEED Gold building that was recognized by Library Journal in their New Landmark Libraries issue. Matt was recognized by the New York Library Association with their 2014 Outstanding Service to Libraries Award and served as president of the New York Library Association in 2012. He is passionate about public libraries ability to help regenerate their communities.
Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Kentucky LibrariesAdrian Ho is Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Kentucky Libraries. He specializes in facilitating the production, dissemination, and curation of research deliverables and scholarly works in an open and digital environment. He has collaborated with faculty and students to broaden access to their research and scholarship so that people around the world can benefit from the University of Kentucky community’s scholarly outputs.
Rebecca T. Miller
Group Publisher, Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn BookRebecca T. Miller is Group Publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book. Born a twin and raised in a large family in the rural West, her background in libraries dates to 1998 when she joined the book review staff of Library Journal. In 2020, Miller was named Group Publisher, after a seven-year tenure as Editorial Director of LJ and SLJ. She is deeply involved in exploring the trends affecting patrons, libraries, and the library ecosystem. Currently, she is a New York Library Association Sustainability Initiative cocreator and a trustee and treasurer of the Great Neck Library, NY. Prior to LJ, she worked at Utne Reader. She has a BA from DePauw University, IN, and an MSLIS from New York’s Pratt Institute.
Associate Librarian, Arizona State University, Tempe, ArizonaRené Tanner is an Associate Librarian at Arizona State University. She specializing in sustainability and life sciences. She is a co-editor of the upcoming book, Sustainability in Libraries, slated for publication in 2021 by ALA Editions. She is the co-chair of ALA’s Implementation Task Force on Sustainability in Libraries. She is a frequent presenter on the topics of conflict management, empathy, and sustainability.
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