An alternative trend report for libraries

Cory Greenwood
3 min readFeb 7, 2023

At the IFLA World Library and Information Congress held in Dublin last year (2022), Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland, called on librarians to be prisoners of hope and challenged the library field to step up its effort to face the injustices of the climate crisis and spark conversations on radical change.

The 2022 IFLA Trend Report calls for radical hope, which I thought was a nod to Mary’s stirring keynote address, but unfortunately, I don’t think it is. Sorry to say I found the report underwhelming.

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Cory Greenwood

Public Libraries | Marketing & Community Engagement