The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a participant in IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme, which is built around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
IFLA (the International Federation for Library Associations and Institutions) lobbied hard at the international level for public access to information to be incorporated into the targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Having successfully achieved this objective, IFLA has set out the role of libraries in the 2030 Agenda and created valuable resources for its members.
ALIA has been working to assist Australian library and information professionals and their organisations to be part of this international drive for greater social equality, improved economic prosperity and a more sustainable environmental approach. Our initiatives are based on three roles for libraries:
• Supporting freedom of access to information outcomes.
• Providing examples of success, which can be used as part of Australia’s reporting.
• Helping to communicate the 2030 Agenda to the general population.
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) 2018