Information for Youth: Celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2019

It is a cliché to say that children are the future. However, what is certain is that the experiences of young people today will stay with them for years. The skills they learn, and how they apply them, have the potential to shape the rest of their careers and personal […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG13

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) up for review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum is SDG13 – Climate Action. It underlines the need to take urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts, with progress needed from the planetary to the individual levels. This is perhaps the […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG10

Sustainable Development Goal 4 is the third of the SDGs on the agenda at the 2019 High Level Political forum. It focuses on reducing inequality within and among countries, recognising not only that individuals have a right to be treated equitably, but also that this contributes to sustainable development in […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #26: Join the Debate!

Advocacy is about engaging people. This is easier when talking with people who are already interested in a subject, and discussing it, either in person or online. Maybe there’s a big meeting, a consultation, or lots of talk online following a big news story. This can be an opportunity to […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG 8

Sustainable Development Goal 8 is the second of the SDGs to be explored this year. It focuses on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Through their work to provide access to information in communities, including to some of their most […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG 4

This is the first of a series of blogs for the 2019 High Level Political Forum, looking at the different SDGs in focus this year. Sustainable Development Goal 4 is the first of the SDGs to be explored this year. It focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and […]

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The Wrong Target: Resistance to Exceptions to Copyright for Libraries and a Sustainable Book Chain

Copyright reforms introducing or updating exceptions and limitations to copyright can easily become a lightning rod. Recent examples have regularly seen apocalyptic claims about the collapse of the book chain – understood as all those involved in writing, editing, publishing, distributing and reading books – and the demise of creativity […]

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