The effects of climate change will impact our shared cultural heritage materials. The papers, photographs, ephemera and other materials held by both institutions and individuals can be integral to telling the story of the human impact on the environment. During Preservation Week, we urge libraries, museums, institutions and communities to examine the effects on collections and their keepers, as well as resiliency strategies.
Online Resources from Professional Organizations
Sustainability Roundtable / @SustainRT (American Library Association)
The mission is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings and space design. Visit the website to learn how to get involved and discover additional resources.
Social Responsibility Roundtable / @srrt_ala (American Library Association)
Three Dynamics of Sustainable Communities: Economy, Ecology, and Equity
Special Task Force on Sustainability (American Library Association)
2019 report on Libraries as Sustainability Leaders
Sustainable Practices Wiki (American Institute for Conservation)
The wiki contains information especially relevant to people working in conservation labs. It covers conservation-related work practices, information about specific materials, sustainable energy use, case studies, publications, and webinars.
Sustainability in Conservation / @siconserve
Sustainability in Conservation is an online network providing resources and information about environmentally responsible practices in art conservation and related fields.
Ki Culture / @KiCulture_
Ki Culture is committed to creating a sustainable future through the cultural heritage sector. They provide solutions to promote sustainable practices for professionals and leverage cultural heritage to effectively make industry wide impact.
Free books on waste and materials, social sustainability, and energy are available for download.