United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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The United Nations adopted some set of goals at the general assembly on 25th September 2015. These goals known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 goals and 169 targets available at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs is a transformation from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The objective of this agenda is to make the world a better place by stimulating development actions over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance. Igbinovia (2016) reported that “session 103 of the 2015 International Federation Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference was on the contribution and mission of libraries and information services or sustainable development”. Libraries and librarians have thus been doing…show more content…
This seems to align with Urama, Ozor and Acheampong (2014) who opine that it is “difficult to over-emphasize the need for knowledge sharing that will enable national and subnational governments to advance development planning and implementation practices (p.12) and the outcome will be establishing communities of practice (CoP) comprising of people put together by institutions or organizations to accomplish a certain function or who have a common goal or problem for which they can share knowledge, hence collaborative research and development”, (p.14). The implication is that through knowledge sharing common goals and targets are ensured by proffering solutions to underlying problems, which is application to the sustainable development…show more content…
However, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) is a widely accepted theory that reflects the factors likely to influence knowledge sharing behaviour using three conceptually independent determinants of intention, viz: attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control. According to (Ajzen, 1991, p.188) “the relative importance of these three variables in the prediction of intention is expected to vary across behaviors and situations”. Thus, for the purpose of this study, the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), a model that explains the behavioural intentions of individuals will be considered to determine factors likely to affect library personnel’s intention to share knowledge in the context of sustainable development

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