LibraryWorks is very pleased to partner with Emerald Publishing and Loida Garcia-Febo, international library consultant and past ALA president, on a free webinar: How Libraries and Librarians can meet the Sustainable Development Goals.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2016 by the United Nations (UN) to guide countries in their development efforts. Libraries and librarians are essential to the development of these goals as they greatly benefit the communities that they serve. This webinar will feature ways in which libraries and librarians can help their communities meet the SDGs and the role of North American libraries in supporting their communities from sustainable practices to user engagement approaches.

What you will learn:
• What are the United Nations Sustainable Goals?
• How are libraries promoting the SDGs at their institutions?
• How to integrate the SDGs into your library content
• Focusing on Gender Equity (SDG 5) and Reducing Inequalities (SDG 10)

How Libraries and Librarians Can Meet the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant and the immediate past president of ALA. As researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations, she has served communities as an academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and New York. She has completed two terms on the IFLA Governing Board, and is currently a member of the Management of Library Associations Section. Garcia-Febo is the recipient of the 2015 REFORMA Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award. She was named a Notable Member of ALA’s International Relations Round Table, received the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award in 2010 and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker Freedom Fighter in 2007. Garcia-Febo holds a BA in Business Education and MLS from the University of Puerto Rico. She was born, raised and educated in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.


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