Your Name and Title:

James Richeson, Youth and Parent Services Librarian

Library, School, or Organization Name:

Huntington Public Library

Co-Presenter Name(s):


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

New York, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:


Target Audience(s):

Public Library personnel; Directors, Librarians, Clerks, Pages, Security, Maintenance.

Short Session Description (one line):

Assembling a robust and inclusive Safety or Recovery Committee fosters a sustainable thinking environment, which in turn leads to innovative solutions and synergy between departments.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

In this session, we will discuss the successes and evolution of our Safety Committee and (ongoing) recovery efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic – and how this has led to better communication among departments, and flexibility for multiple calls to action. Sustainable Thinking has become synonymous with progressive efforts across the board of services, from security and maintenance, to programing and collection development. We will conclude with a basic outline of how to begin, or update your own Safety Committee.

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