Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria through Information Literacy: The Roles of Public Libraries

  • Juliet C. Alex-Nmecha
  • Magnus Osahon Igbinovia

Abstract

The study used a literature-based approach to explore the roles of public libraries in the actualisation of United Nations' Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs) through information literacy. It gave an overview of SDGs, examined the place of information literacy in achieving SDGs and ascertained the roles of libraries in fostering SDGs through information literacy. The study concluded that public libraries contribute to the achievement of SDGs by equipping people to effectively and efficiently access, evaluate and use information which underpins all the goals and targets in the development framework. The study suggested that public libraries should continually shar information on SDGs to  their users, plan and execute information literacy workshops to enhance specific skills in information management and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Also, the Nigeria Library Association (NLA) should have an information literacy section charged with the  responsibility of developing a framework for information programme.

Keywords: Information literacy, Libraries, Public libraries, Sustainable development goals, Nigeria.

 

 

Published
2020-09-11
Section
Articles

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