Thursday, December 1, 2016

8:45-11:40 AM: Optional Tour

Details and sign-up information here.


11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration & Networking


12:00-1:00 PM: Welcome: Opening Lunch & Networking

Presented by:

Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal and School Library Journal
Rivkah Sass, Executive Director, Sacramento Public Library


1:00-2:00 PM: Keynote: The Business of Sustainability

Presented by:

Jim Osgood, CEO & President of Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen®, a family-owned company, introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004. Today, it is a certified B Corporation, dedicated to creating quality reusable products and keeping single-use waste from trashing the world. https://www.kleankanteen.com/


2:00-2:30 PM: The State of the Triple Bottom Line in Libraries

Presented by:

Gary Shaffer, PhD, CEO Tulsa City-County Public Library; recently announced as the new director of the USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program.


2:30-3:15 PM: The Future of Community Sustainability

A panel of experts from outside the library world will reflect on how government, non-profits, and for-profits can effectively collaborate and innovate for a shared sustainable future.

Moderator:
Meredith Schwartz
, Executive Editor, Library Journal
Panelists:
Ron Carlee
, D.P.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Service, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
Scott Cloutier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Patti Southard, Program Manager GreenTools, King County, WA


3:15-3:30 PM: Break


3:30-4:30 PM: Library Innovation—Organization Out, Community In

How innovative public libraries are incorporating sustainable principles across their organizations, and leading their communities.

Moderator:
Patty Wong, Director, Yolo County Library, CA
Panelists:
Jim Cooper
, Director, Salt Lake County Library Services
Jill Bourne, City Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Theresa Morrison, Chief Financial Officer, The Library Foundation of Los Angeles


4:30-5:15 PM: What To Do About It—Activating Sustainable Thinking

Presented by:

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System


6:00-7:00 PM: Cocktail Reception & Networking (at The Citizen Hotel)


 

Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00-9:00 AM: Breakfast at SPL & Networking


9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome and Reflection

Presented by:

Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal and School Library Journal
Brian Risse, Vice President, National Sales Manager, Public Libraries, Gale – A Cengage Company


9:15-9:45 AM: Keynote: Designing the Future of a Key Nonprofit

Presented by:

Lisa Lucas, Executive Director, National Book Foundation

For over 65 years, the National Book Award has recognized the best of American literature, raised the cultural appreciation of great writing, promoted the enduring value of reading, and advanced the careers of established and emerging writers. The National Book Foundation, now in its 30th year, was established to support and sustain the awards. Lucas became the foundation’s third Executive Director in March.


9:45-10:30 AM: ‘Do Tank': Libraries as Powerful Platform for Change; Convener & Catalysts

Led by:

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System, NY, with Matthew Bollerman, Director, Hauppauge Public Library, NY

Hands-on working session on libraries and the triple bottom line, to help attendees identify their library’s “current state” and develop and clarify specific action steps for their own organizations.


10:30-10:45 AM: Break


10:45-12:30 PM: Do Tank continued


12:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal and School Library Journal


12:30 PM: Grab-and-Go lunch

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