In 2019, the American Library Association adopted Sustainability as a core value of librarianship. This commitment reflects a “triple bottom line” approach to sustainability that holds: “To be truly sustainable, an organization or community must embody practices that are environmentally sound AND economically feasible AND socially equitable.” 

The ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference provide an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. These pages provide resources to help inform attendees about the practices helping to make these events more sustainable as well as suggestions to make their own experience more sustainable. 

Commitments from Meeting and Conference Partners

Commitments for Attendees

We will continue to update these pages with information for attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. If you have additional suggestions, please contact [email protected]