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Citation

Balogun, T. (2020). Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through LIS Education in Africa.

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations can be achieved through teaching, research and innovation. The Sustainable Development Goals advocate that all learners will have the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. The use of scholarly e-resources offers quality academic resources which contribute greatly to teaching, research and innovation. Thus, purpose of the study was to examine the awareness, perception and use of scholarly e-resources by Library and Information Science (LIS) students in Africa.

The paper is based on research paper related to the topic of the article. The study revealed that despite efforts by academic institutions to make scholarly electronic resources available, these resources seem to be underutilized by students. Also, there is paucity of literature on the use of scholarly e-resources in order to promote quality education through teaching, research and innovation, especially by LIS students or professionals who are being trained to assist other people in information retrieval in the digital age.

The research brings to fore the importance of the awareness and use of scholarly e-resources to enhance research and innovation in order to achieve sustainable development through quality education. The study recommends more practical training for LIS students in order to familiarize them with several scholarly e-resources and their functionality. This will help the students, stakeholders and policy makers understand how to harness human capital for sustainable development by ensuring quality education through the maximum utilization of scholarly e-resources for teaching, research and innovation.

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