Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sustainable Development Goals in American Libraries Today: Why Should You Care?

Join us for a free ALA webinar on Sustainable Development Goals in American libraries today
Thursday, July 19 at 9 am PST/ 11 am CST / 12 pm EST

Libraries are creating and cultivating new relationships with international communities and supporting these efforts. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2016 by the United Nations (UN) to guide developed and developing countries alike in their development efforts. Libraries and librarians are essential to municipal development and to help each one of the communities where we are. This free webinar will feature speakers who will share different perspectives on the SDGs and its role in American libraries in supporting their communities from sustainable practices to user engagement approaches. ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will provide opening remarks on SDGs in the library profession.

Maria Violeta Bertolini, IFLA Advocacy Communications Officer
Gerald Beasley, University Librarian at Cornell University Libraries
Maria McCauley, Director of Cambridge Public Libraries
Gary Shaffer, Director of Library and Information Management at USC Marshall School of Business

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Relevant Readings:
Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Examples of how libraries and library services contribute to development 

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