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POSTPONED: Resilience in Uncertain Times

  • April 21, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.
In a time of rampant, rapid disruption, how can we continue to respond to the needs of our communities and institutions while maintaining our personal well-being? What artefacts of a pre-pandemic world will we leave behind to make space for the new world we are confronted with? How do we approach the dire social, economic, and environmental predictions of the future with a healthy mindset? Join Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in Uncertain Times and Resilience, part of the ALA Editions’ Library Futures Series, to consider lessons learned through her work on the topic of sustainability that translate well to our world today and the post-COVID-19 era.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, LEED AP, is currently the executive director of the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York, a 66-member public library consortium. Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative at the New York Library Association and co-chair of the American Library Association's Special Task Force on Sustainability, Rebekkah is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World and Resilience, part of ALA Editions' Library Futures Series as well as the Handbook for New Library Directors in New York State and is the co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State. Rebekkah currently writes a sustainability column for Library Journal, serves on the board of the Center for the Future of Libraries, and speaks internationally on the topic of sustainability and libraries. 

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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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