May 11, 2018

Certified Sustainable | Library Design

NYLA’s benchmarking system helps libraries, step by step, attain organizationwide sustainability.

Margo Gustina | Movers & Shakers 2018 – Change Agents

Librarianship was a natural fit for Margo Gustina, who has always loved connecting people with what they need but disliked the hard sell of bookstores or the bureaucracy of social work. Her first encounters with small libraries in rural western New York shaped her view of what good service should look like. She met directors with small staffs, tiny budgets, few open hours, and minimal digital resources who still brought their communities together with rich programming—not defined by their limitations, she says, but by their unique talents “and ability to translate those into strengthening the social connective tissue.”

Certified Sustainable | Sustainability

The New York Library Association (NYLA) is poised to make library history with the launch of its Sustainable Libraries Certification program this November.