IFLA Newsletter, June 2024: The Climate Issue

The message below accompanies the June 2024 edition of the IFLA Newsletter.

IFLA Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 6

In the spirit of World Environment Day, which was celebrated on 6 June, this month’s newsletter is all about the climate!

World Environment Day has become one of the world’s largest platforms for environmental outreach, bringing tens of millions of people together to learn about environmental sustainability and participate in events.

For libraries, any opportunity to increase access to education, information, and ways to participate in making our communities more sustainable is very welcome! When talking about the climate, IFLA strongly believes that libraries make a real difference in getting all people involved in imagining and creating more resilient, green futures.

Of course, we back this belief up with some powerful evidence, thanks to our amazing members and volunteers! This month, we hear about how our Professional Units are helping tackle the climate crisis. For example, read about how ENSULIB is helping libraries become hubs for environmental education and climate awareness.

This month, IFLA HQ has also been speaking up on behalf of our network at key international climate events. Have a look at how IFLA brought libraries to the 2024 UN June Climate Discussions, and explore key messages from our climate communication and education survey.

For example, did you know that library associations in 37 countries have reported that their networks of library members either frequently or occasionally offer programmes to inform sustainable practices, encourage lifelong climate education, or involve their community in climate activities?

Beyond this, June’s newsletter shares updates on IIFS – which is quickly approaching! This month, discover the Gold Coast: a must-visit destination close to Brisbane! Beyond this, learn how to get involved in the IFLA ISBD worldwide review and explore a range of upcoming events from our Professional Units.

Happy reading!

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