SLASC Spring 2022 Event on California Sustainable Libraries

Student Group

“Stan Wang from OC Public Libraries and Julianna Robbins from the California State Library are excited to join the SJSU SLASC for a conversation about Sustainability, Climate Justice, and the Environment in California libraries. Current findings from the new CA Sustainable Libraries initiative will be shared, examples of environmental programs and partners discussed, and what’s next will be explored.

Active participation from participants is encouraged! Feel free to email questions in advance to: and with the subject line: SJSU SLASC on Sustainability.

Bio for Stanley: Stan Wang was born in Los Angeles. He lived in Japan for almost 10 years (and won’t stop talking about it). There he grew to hate driving and to love bicycling and taking public transportation. He moved back to California while he was an MLIS student at SJSU. After graduating, he worked in libraries around L.A. and Orange County, which helped tamp down his book buying habit (but definitely not his book reading habit). Despite a minor blip where he went a little crazy buying board games, he is now firmly in the camp of consuming less and experiencing more. For the last 6 years, he has been working at OC Public Libraries, first as an adult librarian, now as a library evaluator. During fall 2020-spring 2021 he worked on a sustainability-themed Book-to-Action for OC Public Libraries. That’s when he met Julianna Robbins who was heading Book-to-Action for California Center for the Books. The rest is (recent) history.
Stan lives in Fullerton, California with his wife, daughter, father, and two cats Toro and Uni. He still loves board games, but is now more interested in the challenge of living sustainably, and the even bigger challenge of getting people to care about it. He plans to someday go back to Japan, live in a tiny house, and eat all kinds of yummy noodles every day.

Bio for Julianna: Julianna Robbins was born in Germany (Air Force Dad) and grew up in Ventura County. She earned a BA in Art & Technology from CSU Monterey Bay when it was brand new to the CSU system. After college, she lived in San Francisco for eight years, working and earned teaching credentials in English, ESL and Cultural Anthropology from San Francisco State. She worked as both a high school English teacher and school librarian in LA and Long Beach before transitioning to public libraries. During her 15 years with Long Beach Public Library she served full-time in Teen Services, Youth Services, Digital Services, Adult Services and as branch manager for several neighborhood libraries. She also worked part-time as an on-call librarian, while working as a contractor with California Library Association. During her five years at CLA, she served as Program Coordinator and Program Manager on various projects including California Center for the Book, Developing Leaders in California Libraries, the Mental Health Initiative and more.
When not working, Julianna enjoys walking or riding bikes around the neighborhood, working on her little house on five acres on Yucca Mesa (near Pioneertown and Joshua Tree), watching documentaries, reading, and volunteering with various environmental, animal rescue, and EDI groups. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, 8 year old son, and rescue pittie. She does not enjoy Lego, Pokemon or Merge Dragons but could tell you all about them!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom