About Us

Nathalice Cardoso is a Brazilian librarian and researcher with 12 years of work experience. She was a German Chancellor Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2019-2020) and visiting researcher at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg). Since 2014 she is a member of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State’s Research Group “Public Libraries in Brazil: Reflection and Practice”

This calculator is one of the results of her research “Social Responsibility of Library Science in Transforming Society to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The purpose of this calculator is to provide insights into the topic to encourage more librarians to think about actions and implement them in libraries.

Public Libraries are relevant cultural institutions and educational spaces with the mandate of free access to information, which play an important role in fulfilling the Agenda’s 2030 goals for Sustainable Development. Societies in which it is possible for everyone to obtain the information they need at the right time are better placed to combat poverty and inequality, improve the health of their population, support culture, research and innovation. Not only the public access to information is important but also to use the library as a meeting space for education, workshops, lectures, expositions, courses, etc.

Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Schulzki