The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Our society’s deepening awareness of climate change is reflected in a proliferation of sustainability courses, programs and related activities in academia. A trans-disciplinary area of study, sustainability stretches beyond environmental awareness to include issues of economic viability and social justice concerns. This course focuses on the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement.
Through a reflective process, readings, exercises and participation in a discussion forum, you will connect to the community-inspired energy that drives the sustainability movement. The course walks you through the creation of an Action Plan that matches the needs of your library and institution and suits your comfort level for professional engagement. The instructors will offer individual feedback as you reflect on your own values and the influence you, the library profession, and your institution offer to the shaping of our future leaders.
Jamie Conklin is a Research & Education Librarian and the Liaison to the School of Nursing at Duke Medical Center Library & Archives. She attended a "Sustainability in the Curriculum" seminar in her previous position and now infuses the areas of environment, equity, and economy into her work. While at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, she created a Sustainability Guide, built a sustainability collection with Illinois State Library grant funds, and collaborated with faculty and students to propose a campus sustainability office. Jamie is a member of the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.