Climate Change Impacts on Libraries and Archives

$200.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Climate change is impacting libraries and archives across all regions. Climate change can potentially affect library buildings, collections, users, and staff. This includes short-term disasters, as well as long-term events such a sea-level rise and community displacement. Librarians and archivists, regardless of where they are located, should understand the threats related to climate change and how it shapes our work. During this course, participants will learn about the basic science of climate change, study its public policy implications and climate trends in their local region and institutions, and develop practical strategies for beginning to address climate change within the scope of their work.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Climate change is impacting libraries and archives across all regions. Climate change can potentially affect library buildings, collections, users, and staff. This includes short-term disasters, as well as long-term events such a sea-level rise and community displacement. Librarians and archivists, regardless of where they are located, should understand the threats related to climate change and how it shapes our work. During this course, participants will learn about the basic science of climate change, study its public policy implications and climate trends in their local region and institutions, and develop practical strategies for beginning to address climate change within the scope of their work.

Eira Tansey

Eira Tansey is an archivist, researcher, and consultant based in her hometown of Cincinnati/the Ohio River watershed. She is the founder of Memory Rising, which provides research, consulting, and archival services with expertise in climate change, environmental and labor movements, and Ohio Valley regional history. She previously worked as an archivist at the University of Cincinnati and Tulane University. Eira’s research on archives and climate change has been profiled by Yale Climate Connections, VICE, and Pacific Standard, and has been honored by the Society of American Archivists. Her most recent publication is A Green New Deal for Archives.

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Special Session

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