In the first webinar of a two-part series, Eira Tansey (Memory Rising) will discuss a recent study carried out for METRO to contextualize and understand climate change exposure for the region. New York City and the state of New York have some of the most ambitious climate action plans in the country. We’ll discuss how libraries in the region fit into this picture, and also examine some of the larger climate change policy concerns for libraries and archives around the country.
Learn to distinguish between mitigation and adaptation
Be able to identify relevant aspects of a climate action plan
Understand climate change issues for the New York City region and libraries
About our presenter:
Eira Tansey is an archivist, researcher, and consultant based in her hometown of Cincinnati/the Ohio River watershed. She is the founder of Memory Rising, which provides research, consulting, and archival services with expertise in climate change, environmental and labor movements, and Ohio Valley regional history. She previously worked as an archivist at the University of Cincinnati and Tulane University. Eira’s research on archives and climate change has been profiled by Yale Climate Connections, VICE, and Pacific Standard, and has been honored by the Society of American Archivists. Her most recent publication is A Green New Deal for Archives.