Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ACRL

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ACRL

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE GOES GREEN

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is going green in 2009. The division's 14th national conference, to be held March 12-15 in Seattle, will showcase a wide range of eco-friendly practices.

Attendees can help reduce the meeting's ecological footprint by accepting the ACRL 2009 Green Pledge, a set of commitments designed to increase the sustainability of the conference and daily professional activities. The conference will feature invited green speaker, Robin Chase, cofounder of Zipcar and current CEO of GoLoco, who will discuss environmentalism as a 2.0 phenomenon that enacts the principles of radical trust, community-driven action, and user-centeredness in the real world. An interactive conference map highlighting local green restaurants and businesses will guide attendees as they explore the Emerald City.

Featuring more than 250 peer-reviewed sessions, along with round-table discussions and Cyber Zed Shed presentations highlighting new and innovative uses of technology, the conference is the premier professional development event for academic and research librarians and staff. …

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