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Title: Libraries as Agents of Climate Change Literacy
Authors: Aytac, Selenay
Keywords: Subject::Climate change
Subject::Health literacy
Subject::Environmental education
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2022
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC);Satellite Meeting: Environment, Sustainability and Libraries (ENSULIB), Management and Marketing, Preservation and Conservation Sections
Abstract: Climate change literacy can be defined as one’s ability to find, understand, and use information and services to make decisions about the environment. In today’s knowledge driven economy, citizens face many more challenges navigating the current information landscape than in the past, emphasizing the need to be information literate. For decades librarians have been uniquely positioned to serve the citizens from all age and educational backgrounds. Now it is an opportune time for libraries to communicate the climate change information produced by governmental and nonprofit agencies to ordinary citizens. This paper will investigate the impact that libraries can have on citizens’ climate change literacy by drawing upon two analytical frameworks: leverage points and environmental health literacy.
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