Curricular Implications of Sustainable Development for Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria
Dr. Chidi C. Nwosu

The purpose of this paper is to explore the implications of sustainable development for the curriculum for Library and Information Science education in Nigeria. Global attention to sustainable development has heightened with the adoption of the seventeen sustainable development goals in 2015. Library and Information professionals are expected to provide adequate information services in the realization of these goals and in the pursuit of the larger sustainable development project. The curriculum for Library and Information Science education in Nigeria must therefore, be adequate to enable students acquire the salient knowledge and skills for effective performance in their future work places. Particularly, courses in Information Communication Technology (ICT) should be emphasized in curricula reviews in Nigeria since skills in ICT are indispensable for efficient service delivery in the modern times. It is also important to adjust the curriculum to factor in relevant issues in sustainable development to boost the students' grasp of the concept and thus develop their interest in its pursuit through committed professional service.

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