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This free to attend, online seminar includes keynote speakers, panel discussion and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A, hear from library directors who have completed the Sustainable Library Certification program and get an insight about how sustainability is more than ‘green’ libraries.

PROGRAM

9:30am - 12:30pm AEDT Thursday, 18 November

Opening & Plenary

Panel Discussion 

Break 

9:30am - 9:45am 

9:45am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am 

Opening Master of Ceremonies, Valli Morphett, Director of Projects, Place Score

Welcome Maxine McKew, Library Board of Victoria

 Sustainable Library Initiative

Plenary Keynote   Rebekkah Smith Aldrich by, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System, New York, USA and Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative
Co-KeynoteMatthew Bollerman, Chief Executive Officer, Hauppauge Public Library, New York, USA and Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative

Panel discussion with library directors from the US who have completed the Sustainable Library Certification Program.

Panel Discussion facilitated by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich by, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System and Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative 
Panelists: 
M. Jill Davis, Director, Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Lisa G. Kropp, Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Janet Scherer, Director, South Huntington Public Library

11:15am - 11:30am 

Break 

ALIA - Sustainable Development Goals

11:30am – 11:45am

ALIA Greening Project

11:45pm – 12:00pm

ALIA - Sustainable Development Goals 

Trish Hepworth, Director, Policy and Education, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

ALIA Greening Project

Greening Libraries: Research project proposal 

Dr Kasey Garrison, Senior Lecturer & Children’s Specialisation Coordinator, School of Information and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts & Education, Charles Sturt University

Dr Sabine Wardle, Lecturer, Social Work, School of Social Work and Arts, 

Faculty of Arts and Education,Charles Sturt University

Shared Leadership Program

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Shared Leadership Program action learning project team

Environmental Sustainability for Library Communities - Increasing Our Impact

Jac Torres-Gomez, Community Learning Officer, Wyndham City Council

Jacqueline Auhl, Youth Engagement Librarian, Hume City Council

Jessica Anderson, Cobram Library Coordinator, Goulburn Valley Libraries

Rachel D’Arcy, Acting Team Leader Sydenham Library, Brimbank City Council

Seminar Closing 

12:30pm – 12:35pm

Closing​ Debra Rosenfeldt, Head of Library Sector Engagement, State Library Victoria Head of Library Sector Engagement, State Library Victoria 

This seminar is proudly brought to you by:

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State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we operate and pay respects to their ancestors, elders and families - past present and emerging.