What role do, and can, librarians play in supporting the UN SDGs and sustainability research?

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 05/30/2023

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

Why should librarians support and disseminate SDG-related research?


When it comes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), academic libraries play a vital role. By ensuring access to high-quality research and information, libraries enable researchers to develop evidence-based solutions to support a better and more sustainable future for all.

Join us in this 1-hour webinar presented by Springer Nature and Choice/the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) with Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Professor Walter Leal, as he delves into the importance of SDG related research and the crucial role the library plays in supporting and disseminating this research. In this session, special emphasis will be placed on why this is such an important topic for librarians so they can fully support and understand the needs of their researchers.


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    Walter Leal Filho

    Senior ProfessorHamburg University of Applied Sciences

    Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 400 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.

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