May 8

7 PM Cairo, Egypt; 12 PM New York, USA; 6 PM Warsaw, Poland; May 9 12am Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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IFLA’s Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG), the Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Section (ENSULIB), and the IFLA Regional Divisions is proud to announce a webinar series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Library Associations.

The United Nations has stated that the world is in last Decade of Action to meet the SDGs. Libraries are sustainable accelerators. Library associations are key in moving forward the library agenda in each country. MLAS mission is to build and support strong library associations. Collaborating together with other IFLA groups and regions of the world, this activity will allow us to support national library associations highlighting effective strategies that will equip them to help their country to achieve development.

The webinar series “Sustainable Development Goals and Library Associations” follows the IFLA Strategic Direction 1.1 Show the power of libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. A working group from MLAS in collaboration with IFLA New Professionals SIG and IFLA Regional Divisions will coordinate webinars about various top topics resulting from a survey MLAS carried out during 2020-2021.  The webinar format includes interactive opportunities to engage attendees in conversations in languages spoken in the regions.

The event will be recorded.  Event updates on the IFLA-L, and on MLAS on Facebook and Twitter.


Imad Bachir, IFLA MENA Region, Professor in Library and Information Studies, Lebanese University / Lebanese Library Association

Marwa El Sahn, IFLA MLAS, Director of the Centre d’Activités Francophones (CAF), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Mohammad Zuheir Bakleh, Information Management Officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Basma Chebani, President of the Lebanese Library Association

Dr Najib Al Shorbaji, President of the Jordanian Library Association

Dr. Amany Gamal Megahed, Professor, Library and Information Science Department, Menofia University, Egypt