IFLA’s Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and 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.

Our webinar series will be presented between January and June 2023.  Stay tuned for more news. Follow MLAS on Facebook and Twitter. 

Libraries + Sustainable Development Goals Working Group:

Loida Garcia-Febo, (PR/USA) WG Leader

Loy Jyoon Chin (Malaysia)

Vidar Lund (Norway)

Magdalena Gomulka (Poland)

Halo Locher (Switzerland)

Marwa El Sahn (Egypt)