Friday 29 July: ALIA President Vicki Edmunds reports on the second day of the IFLA 87th World Library and Information Congress. Read her highlights from the second day.
This morning I was front and centre for the 8.30am session on ‘Climate Actions - How can Library Collections Support Climate Adaption and Resilience’. I learnt about the Europeana Climate manifesto and how Climate Activists become Climate Action Groups by planning, collaborating, operating and advocating.
Kate Robinson spoke on CILIP’s Green Libraries project which went back to COP26 held in Scotland. Have a look at this video clip for more information and here for CILIP’s green libraries manifesto.
Following this, a representative from IFLA challenged the audience by saying that we, as a profession, had been called to action yesterday during the keynote by Mary Robinson and to use the IFLA website and case studies to help with when developing a green library initiative.