The Use of Public Libraries as Tools for Achieving Sustainanable Development Goals in Nigeria
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Purpose: This is a study on how the Niger State public libraries can be used as a tool to implement the sustainable development goals in Niger State in collaboratiom with Niger Sate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) office and Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Niger State Chapter .
Design/Methodology/Approach: The study adopted a descriptive research method while total enumeration method was used to gather information from 44 participants of SDGS awareness workshop. Two questionnaire were used for data collection. One before the the commencement of thr worshop and the other, after the workshop.
Findings: The findings revealed that developmental programmes that would improve the lives of people are welcome ideas. Findings from the gathered data revealed that the public library can work together with SDG Offices and other bodies to implement the SDGS. The study recommended that the Nigerian government should pay attention to public libraries in Nigeria and put them in a good and workable state to enable them carry out their duties efficiently. Another finding was that the activities of the Sustainable Development Goals could help to breathe life activities in the Nigerian public libraries.
Originality/Value: Based on the literature reviewed, the way forward is rehabilitation and equipping of the Nigerian Public libraries with information communication technology components that can help fast track dissemination of information to the people.