ALA Council resolution on global climate change

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/18/2017

Contact:

JoAnne Kempf

Director

Office of ALA Governance

American Library Association

jkempf@ala.org

CHICAGO - At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council passed a resolution calling for libraries to preserve and make available factual, scientific data, information and literature both from government and citizen sources pointing to evidence of global climate change.

The resolution is in response to the current Administration’s removal of data and information files on global climate change from the websites of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Action Plan on Climate Change. The information base on global climate change is large and growing, and there is a need for libraries and librarians to adopt sustainable practices and to promote support and advocate for the promotion and understanding of the cross-disciplinary exchange of resources and ideas related to global climate change.

This resolution had previously been discussed and passed at the June 8, 2017 Virtual Membership Meeting and then brought to Council at the Annual Conference.

The complete text of this resolution can be found on the ALA Website.