(17 Sep 2021) The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which were adopted by all UN member states, seek to end poverty, save the Earth, and achieve global peace and prosperity. Libraries play a key role in achieving these goals as well, and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has been galvanizing library associations around the world to contribute by advocating for greater access to information, promoting information literacy and protecting cultural heritage, among others.
On the 10th of September 2021, the Singapore Management University Libraries (“SMU Libraries”) hosted the webinar entitled “Why Should I Care? Libraries, Advocacy and the UN SDGs”. Speakers included Ms Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair of the recent ALA 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force (2020-2021), Dr Sadie-Jane Nunis, the President of the Library Association of Singapore, and Mr Don Low, the Journals Sales Director from the Taylor & Francis Group. Over 110 participants attended the webinar.
The Library Association of Singapore has the news in full.