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Tuesday, 8th December 2015

Libraries and Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda

Source: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes (IFLA)

Purpose of this toolkit:

This toolkit is primarily for librarians involved in national advocacy. It will also be of interest to librarians advocating at the local level, and organising activities to increase awareness of the UN 2030 Agenda in their own library.

This toolkit will help you to:

1. Understand the UN 2030 Agenda process, and IFLA’s advocacy;

2. Understand how the UN 2030 Agenda will be implemented at the national level;

3. Organise meetings with policymakers to demonstrate the contribution libraries and access to information make to national development, and across the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals];

4. Monitor the UN 2030 Agenda and implementation of the SDGs;

5. Tell library users about the SDGs.

+ Direct link to Toolkit (PDF; 658 KB)


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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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