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Title: Libraries and Sustainable Development Goals: Case study of Atmiya University Library and Learning Centre
Authors: Tank, Sheetal
Keywords: Institutional Repositories
Library Services
Research Support
Sustainable Development
Web Services
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2023
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar
Abstract: This research paper examines the role of libraries in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global objectives aimed at promoting sustainable development and addressing key challenges like poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation. Specifically, the study focuses on the contributions of the Atmiya University Library and Learning Centre in spreading awareness, educating, and supporting research related to the SDG 2030. The paper's objectives encompass sharing best practices for SDGoriented services, exploring the impact of technology on library services, and identifying the necessary competencies for librarians to effectively engage with SDGs. Employing a case study approach, the paper evaluates the services provided by the Atmiya University Library and Learning Centre in line with the SDGs. The findings reveal that these library services have led to increased resource utilization and heightened community engagement in both resource and service development. The research underscores the essential role of libraries in fostering awareness, education, and research regarding the SDGs, thus reshaping their fundamental purpose. The paper concludes by emphasizing the value of integrating SDG knowledge into library practices, which can enhance services, strengthen academic connections, and align institutional activities with the SDGs. Overall, libraries are positioned to be pivotal in not only advocating for SDGs but also in actively contributing to their realization through proactive and informed efforts.
Description: 26th International Symposium, ETD 2023, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 26-28 October, 2023
ISBN: 9789381232125
Appears in Collections:26th International Symposium ETD 2023

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