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The Tide is Rising and So are We: Stabilizing Our Communities Through Climate Change and Resilience Programming

Class Details

Libraries, as important communities centers and partners, have an important role to play in education around tough subjects including emergency preparedness, our relationship to climate change and brainstorming ideas for building community resilience. In this session, we’ll reflect on the outcomes of Climate Preparedness Week 2019 that included a target of at least 50 library events (UPDATE: more than 90 events were planned and hosted!) across Massachusetts, discuss what lessons learned, best practices and what you can do to help foster climate change and resilience discussions and events at your institutions.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies for conducting emergency preparedness and climate change programs at their libraries and institutions.
  • List resources for supporting climate change programs including resources from NLM.
  • Understand lessons learned and best practices for fostering climate change and resilience discussions from Climate Preparedness Week 2019 events in Massachusetts.

Madeleine Charney's specialty areas include practicing World Cafe to support climate change conversations, permaculture design to regenerate human and food systems, and contemplative pedagogy as it relates to academic librarianship. She also facilitates labyrinth walks for individual, professional and societal liberation. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, she supports students, faculty, departments and commuity members working to nourish, protect and transform built and natural environments. She holds an MLS from the University of Rhode Island and an MA from the Conway School of Landscape Design. She is a co-editor of Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library: Supporting Resilience and Community Engagement (ALA, 2019).

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Oct 15, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Sarah Levin-Lederer, MPH, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: