British Columbia Library Association

BCLA, Interlink, and BCLC announce new webinar series

The British Columbia Library Association, BC Public Libraries InterLINK ,and the BC Libraries Cooperative announce a free, five part lunch hour webinar series titled Libraries in the Global Arena: Responding to the Climate Crisis.

This series of talks and discussions will focus on the role of libraries in effectively addressing the climate crisis while also acknowledging and mitigating the mental health issues that arise as a result of this growing global crisis. Speakers in the series will discuss the climate crisis from several viewpoints including through an Indigenous lens, and  from a young adult perspective.

Seth Klein is the first speaker in the Libraries in the Global Arena series. His talk is titled: The Climate Crisis and Libraries: Mobilizing for the Climate emergency.

Seth Klein is the author of A Good WarMobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (ECW Press, 2020).  Seth will introduce the framework he now employs with the Climate Emergency Unit, using the “4 Markers of Emergency Mode” – a framework for action that can be readily applied to local governments and institutions like libraries wanting to act on the emergency.

 Seth Klein’s session, the first in the series Libraries in the Global Arena, is on Friday June 25th at 12, noon and runs until 1:30pm.

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This workshop, and the series Libraries in the Global Arena, is a continuation of the work BCLA, Public Libraries InterLINK and the BC Libraries Cooperative started together in December 2019, at the day-long session Libraries and the Climate Crisis, at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the recent talks and workshops offered at the 2021 BC Library Conference. Additional sessions in this series will be announced over the summer and in to the fall.

We look forward to seeing you at this session!

Annette DeFaveri
Michael Burris
Kevin Millsip