Clara M. Chu
Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois;
President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Libraries and Information Advancing SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Information is vital to advance a sustainable world, and libraries and other information institutions and organizations play a critical role in responding to the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Libraries have long served as community anchors and trusted institutions, and as such, are positioned to be catalysts in identifying and solving society’s grand challenges. This talk illustrates how libraries and information organizations are undertaking transformational actions using information to advance Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. These actions include the Libraries for Peace Initiative and its associated projects, libraries working WITH communities in actions of, by and for the community, Information Action Briefs by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), among others.