Tag Archive for 'health'

Mobilising the resources to sustain libraries: why the G7 tax agreement matters for our field

Last week, a big story in many media outlets was the agreement between finance ministers of G7 countries to act to counter tax avoidance by major multinational companies. When this issue comes to the G20 later this year, it will be a truly global concern. This blog looks a little […]

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Partners in Building a Healthier, Fairer World: Recognition of Libraries in the World of Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has further underlined an issue that was already painfully clear around the world – that health is too often an equalities issue. Yet it has also made clear that without action to improve the health and wellbeing of all, we cannot overcome challenges. This is the case […]

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A Driver of Wellbeing in Difficult Times: Marking World Mental Health Day 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic – and the actions taken to counter it – are of course first and foremost about physical health. Over a million lives have been lost, and many more disrupted, thanks to the spread of the virus. In particular, we are learning more and more about ‘long COVID’, […]

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SDG Success in the Balance: Lessons from the 2020 Goalkeepers Report

As world leaders prepare to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, the Gates Foundation has released its 2020 Goalkeepers Report. Focusing on a subset of indicators and themes featured in the UN’s 2030 Agenda, it looks to trace progress on key issues linked to the work of the Foundation, […]

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At the Heart of the Response: Health Librarians Support Better Decision-Making around COVID-19

For library and information workers around the world, the main challenge faced is how to continue providing usual services in extraordinary times. In order to minimise disruption to education, research and access to culture, great efforts are being made to address legal, financial, technical and practical challenges. Yet for some […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #24: Think What Your Audience Wants to Hear

Advocacy is about getting people to agree with you. When you talk with someone, you want them to understand that you have shared goals, and that you can help them. Especially for decision-makers, who often have to face problems, libraries should look like a solution. To do this, you need […]

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