The SJSU iSchool is actively engaged in sustainability efforts, as are libraries and library workers around the world.
SJSU iSchool Contributions to Sustainability
|Teaching||Quality Education: Digital Assets Certificate Career Pathways and Courses||Reduced Inequalities: Library Services for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities||Quality Education and Fostering Innovation: Supporting Campus Researchers|
|Research||Digital Preservation of Language and Culture in Virtual Reality: Seeking Immortality||Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Student Research Journal Covers Research and Reviews Relevant to the Current Social Climate||Fostering Innovation: Sports Analytics Club|
|Organizational Practices||Reduced Inequalities: Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion||Promoting Inclusivity and Gender Equality: iSchool Student Groups||Preservation of the Planet: Sustainability|
|Partnerships||Early Children’s Literacy in Native American communities: Reading Nation Waterfall||Professional Development: Library 2.0 Virtual Conferences||Good Health and Well-Being: iSchool Health and Wellness Resources|
The SJSU iSchool held a symposium celebration of Earth Day, “Earth Day 2023: Sustainability and Libraries.” The event featured an enlightening conversation about Sustainability in libraries with library leaders from Queens Public Library speaking about rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy destroyed libraries, Florida Atlantic University Libraries sharing news about their collaboration with scientists researching dolphins and a new grant to support engineers studying solar panels, and a librarian former volunteer at the Research Library at the Grand Canyon National Park (US) and at the Charles Darwin Research Station Library (Galapagos, Ecuador).
The event also included a talk by Loida Garcia-Febo on “Libraries Investing in Our Planet: Save Blue. Live Green,” videos about the Grand Canyon National Park, and discussions of the devastation and rebuilding of Queens Public Library branches after Hurricane Sandy.
Find the complete schedule of the event here.