Libraries Contributing to Meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals: a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere
Join our first webinar highlighting inspiring stories from libraries in Australia, France and Germany presented by leaders of library associations in those countries. We will discuss how libraries are helping communities meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the websites they have created to share these stories. We hope the webinar encourages US libraries to connect the dots between their existing services and the way they are already meeting the SDGs.
Libraries are essential to development and are contributing to meet the United Nations Sustainable Goals (SDG’s) which are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals guiding development plans in countries around the world were adopted by all UN members, including the United States.
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has asked library associations around the world to join in a global effort to highlight how libraries contribute to the SDG’s.
ALA’s UN 2030 SDGs Task Force seeks to develop a multi-year strategic plan in the coming year to increase participation by libraries in efforts to achieve the Goals.
SPEAKERS: (in order of presentations)
Moderator: Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA Chair, UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force, ALA Immediate Past President
• Thanos Giannakopoulos, Director The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at the United Nations, New York
• Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland, Australia. Australian Library and Information Association President 2017-2018. Chair, Professional Committee at IFLA
• Raphaëlle BATS, International Relations Officer of the National School of Libraries and Information Sciences (Enssib), Cfibd’s Governing Board member
• Hella Klauser, Internationale Kooperation, German Library Association, Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e.V., Kompetenznetzwerk für Bibliotheken