14 August 2016
From the Annual Conference
Libraries make an essential contribution to development
Recent IFLA publications to support your work on the UN 2030 Agenda
Act now to make sure libraries are included in your country’s national development plans for the SDGs!!
The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In support of this, IFLA has published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution that libraries make to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also a supporting 2-page handout. You can find out more about these publications during the ALP session at the Congress in Columbus - 16:00 – 18:00 Monday 15 August, Union Station Ballroom.
The booklet includes stories from all types of libraries in from many countries around the world. IFLA thanks all IFLA members and partners that contributed their stories for the booklet. You can download and you can re-print the booklet and handout at any time. Print copies were mailed to all IFLA members and additional copies can be picked up from the IFLA booth (D-109 in the Exhibition Hall) during the Congress.
You can use the booklet in a variety of ways: to assist advocacy planning and in identifying compelling stories from your own country, or give to your policymakers when you hold meetings to show the contribution libraries make to your national development.
These publications and other UN 2030 Agenda support materials will be available in all seven official IFLA languages on the Libraries and Development part of the IFLA website.