Libraries recognised as supporters of the Sustainable Development Goals

In March 2018 the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) made a submission to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) report. The report was released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in February 2019.

In the report, libraries are mentioned as ‘actively embracing the 2030 agenda and integrating the SDG into their planning and public reporting frameworks’ along with other civil society organisations.

‘It’s great to see recognition for the work that libraries perform in supporting the SDG. Many of the recommendations made are gathering date, providing information and raising awareness of the SDG. These are things that libraries are already engaged in and it’s clear that libraries provide an invaluable service in communicating these goals’, Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO, said.

For more information on the report see the website.


About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support.


Karolina Firman, Communications Officer.

Friday 15 February 2019 12:00pm