Australian libraries support the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Canberra:  ALIA, the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) have published a report about how Australian libraries support the Sustainable Development Goals
It features case studies of outstanding library programs in every state and territory. 
 
In Australia, the report has been shared with the UN, government departments and politicians, and will form the basis for ALIA's response to the Australian Government's Inquiry into the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report has also been welcomed by IFLA and international colleagues as a valuable contribution to IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme.
 
ALIA President Vicki McDonald said, “Libraries have always been a force for good in the world. The SDGs provide us with an opportunity to show how much we can achieve by improving access to information and helping people transform their knowledge into life-enhancing opportunities.”
 
About the Australian Library and Information Association
 
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au
 
Contact:  Brendan Eichholzer, Publications Editor | brendan.eichholzer@alia.org.au | 02 6215 8222

 

Released
Wednesday 07 February 2018 9:45am