Exploring the roles of libraries in using digital platforms to achieve quality education for sustainable development in Nigeria

  • Josiah C. Nworie
  • Oziegbe M. Obinyan
  • Happiness O. Nworie
  • Godwin C. Irunegbo
Keywords: Library, Librarians, Quality Education, Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract

This paper explores the roles of Libraries in achieving Quality Education using digital platforms for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. It is of the view that Librarians have a strong commitment to make towards the realization of the global initiative of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 especially in this digital era. The context of SDGs, Quality Education, roles of libraries towards quality education, and various ways libraries in Nigeria can achieve quality education towards Sustainable Development using various digital platforms in the library were critically outlined. This paper agrees that information providers and managers, as part of their responsibility should ensure that Nigeria achieved the SDGs by 2030 through the provision of Qualitative Education using various digital platforms in the library. This study therefore recommends that libraries in Nigeria should be adequately supported by the parent institutions by providing and making accessible needed/relevant information resources in various formats for the users; encourage and promote information literacy programmes aimed at creating awareness of library and internet resources for the pupils/ student/ teachers/ librarians; and approve staff trainings towards improvement of skills of librarians and library staff locally, nationally and internationally.

Keywords: Library, Librarians, Quality Education, Sustainable Development Goals

Published
2018-08-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297