Information Action Briefs (IABs) Workshop: Acting to Advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

April 1 2023 | 9 AM-3PM Central Time (Chicago) <Use to check your local time>

FREE and open to all – Hybrid format

Join The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the ALA Student Chapter, Illinois iSchool, for a hybrid workshop on advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

REGISTER for in-person AND Zoom attendance at 

Location for in-person attendance (Lunch provided; bring your laptop): Siebel Design Center, Room 1000 (1208 S. 4th St, Champaign, IL 61820)


Clara M Chu, Ph.D., Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor

Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Kendra S. Albright, Ph.D., Goodyear Endowed Professor in Knowledge Management

School of Information, Kent State University

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 objectives designed to advance peace, sustainability, and equity “for people and the planet, now and into the future”. From poverty reduction to gender equality and climate action to strong institutions, the SDGs cover a wide range of issues, all working to make the world a better place. At the workshop you will be given an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals and then form groups or work independently to write an Information Action Brief (IAB) for an SDG of your choosing. 

The IAB is a resource guide to implement transformational actions using information to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It addresses: What is our goal? Why should we care? How is this related to information? What can I (or the profession) do?, and includes an infographic to offer a visual representation of that SDG. The IAB is designed to inspire and mobilize the library and information community to act locally or globally, personally or collectively. 

With the target date of 2030, we now have less than a decade left to reach the goals! Join us for this workshop as we work together to advance the SDGs engaging library and information professionals. 

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