Framework to strengthen and revitalize equitable-quick access to information for sustainable development

ODEYEMI, Samuel Oladunjoye (2019) Framework to strengthen and revitalize equitable-quick access to information for sustainable development. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 113c - IFLA Poster Session.

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Abstract

Framework to strengthen and revitalize equitable-quick access to information for sustainable development

In order to satisfy the demand for equitable quick-access to information and borderless resources by the citizens, a framework was designed and adopted for librarians and information professionals. The framework is to empower librarians in support of the government’s drive in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ekiti State, Nigeria. It premised on the roles that librarians could play in fulfilling its mandate in the implementation of the 17 SDGs within available internet facilities in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The mapping together of letters in the two keywords, STRENGTHEN and REVITALISE was used to frame the 10 cardinal syllabus, which are: Support for Research; Teamwork Enablement; Realistic Vision; Enthusiasm for Innovation; Nurturing Trainers; Goal-oriented Altmetrics; Technologies Literacy; Hotspots for Internetworking; Enterprising Structure and Novelty Expansion. The author consulted postgraduate researchers at the Information Studies program, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa for input. Pilot training were for 9 teacher-librarians drawn from government colleges and full focused training for one teacher-librarian per school and there are 98 of such public secondary schools in the state. The framework is becoming a standard in the training of librarians in support of the state’s government drive in knowledge economy and human capital development. The academic librarians at the Ekiti State University Library and Nigerian Library Association, Ekiti State Chapter, Nigeria are being co-opted in the capacity building. The project monitoring are on-going as teacher-librarians are to implement what they have learned in rendering services to other teachers and students under them as it is relevant to society in the dissemination of knowledge around SDGs.

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