The CASLIS Toronto executive invites you to join us on Thursday, April 15 for:
Sustainable and Green @ your library:
Greener and Eco-Friendly Libraries in the New Century
with Fred Stoss, Associate Librarian at the University at Buffalo
Register now at http://www.caslistoronto.on.ca!
Fred Stoss, Associate Librarian at the University at Buffalo, discusses the history of the Green Library Movement, including roles played by librarians serving the communities in which they work, live, and play. He brings his ideas and suggestions for environmental responsibilities and concepts of sustainability to our libraries. His talk includes a historical review of roles played by libraries, librarians, and professional library associations over the past several decades with regard to environmental information, and focuses on current trends in building Green Libraries. He expands the concept of Green Libraries by introducing other "green" or environmentally friendly services, programs, projects, and opportunities for librarians. His presentation features a number of resources that help librarians stay abreast of the issues, policies, programs on a variety of "green" topics, including LEED
Certification for new and renovated library buildings, energy efficiency and conservation into libraries and communities. His presentation closes with ideas for expanding library community services and bringing smart energy and environmentally friendly ideas to libraries and the communities they serve.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm (registration and light dinner) and 6:00-8:00 pm (program)
Location: The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1G7
Registration deadline: April 9, 2010