Advocacy of the Sustainable Development Goals in Jordanian academic libraries

Faten Hamad*, Maha Al-Fadel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In view of the increased importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and the limited number of public libraries in Jordan, it is important to investigate the role and practices of academic libraries in promoting knowledge and skills to support the Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan. It is also important to explore the challenges that might hinder the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals. The results of this study support the fact that academic libraries can significantly contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (M = 3.53) by providing access to relevant and up-to-date information (M = 4.16) and giving training on information literacy (M = 4.03). Access to information contributes to the quality of life of society (M = 4.41). This article provides insights for academic librarians and decision-makers into disseminating measures for promoting knowledge and skills related to the Sustainable Development Goals among students and the public community in Jordan. The study recommends some relevant strategies, such as the collaboration of academic libraries with governmental and health institutions to support the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-509
Number of pages18
JournalIFLA Journal
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • academic library
  • access to information
  • advocacy
  • Jordan
  • SDGs
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • United Nations Agenda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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