National Information and Library Policy Development in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: the Case of Fiji in a Pacific context

FONG, Elizabeth (2019) National Information and Library Policy Development in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: the Case of Fiji in a Pacific context. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 264 - National Information and Library Policy (NILP) SIG.

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Abstract

National Information and Library Policy Development in Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: the Case of Fiji in a Pacific context

The Fiji Government’s 5-Year and 20-Year Development Plans are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) thus reflecting their importance to Fiji’s sustainable development. In the context of the Plan, this paper discusses the status of national information and library policy development in the country using a critical analysis approach against the backdrop of the Statement of Intent of the Pacific Libraries Summit held in 2018 and its strategies and work plan. The outcomes of this paper will provide an indication of the status of national information and library policy development; the obstacles to their development and recommendations that might also be stimulus for other Pacific Islands. Reference is made to the University of the South Pacific Library’s role in `student success’ through inclusive and education and the acquisition of life-long information skills.

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