Presentation Title: Getting Crafty With Recycled Items
Presenter(s): Donna Reddick, School of Information
Abstract: The presentation I am submitting is my final project from INFO 282 Libraries Take the Lead on Sustainability which was taken this semester. I am submitting it based on the suggestion from my professor, Kimberli Buckley. I worked on a library programming project which focuses on designing craft programs using recycled items. The goal of the programs is to educate patrons and community members on ways to craft using items that would have been discarded. The presentation demonstrates to individuals that one can take small steps in being more sustainable. Hopefully in the process of making these unique crafts which may be used as decorations or gifts, it will be just as enjoyable as doing any other type of craft. These crafts are also showing patrons that reusing items helps reduce what is put in landfills. By working on this project, I learned about the amount of items that could not be recycled and many of these objects are art supplies. This presents a way to possibly partner with artists in the community on instructing classes and giving them a way to responsibly donate supplies which may have been discarded to our library for craft programs.
Link to Recorded Presentation: https://youtu.be/DvcbkvMFAo0