Information Action Briefs: Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Through Information Research, Practice, and Policy

Bharat Mehra, Jia Tina Du, Clara M. Chu

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Abstract

The Information Action Briefs (IAB) introduced in this paper use the format of a policy brief and serve as a resource and action guide to develop and create transformational actions using information to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The IAB is designed to inspire and mobilize library and information science (LIS) professionals (researchers, educators, scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers) to act locally or globally, and personally or collectively in applying information-related work to promote community well-being and socioeconomic sustainability. LIS professionals are called to research, create, and use an IAB to advance the SDGs, by addressing the general aspects of a particular SDG as well as focusing on more specific topics at a granular level. LIS educators can use the IAB as a teaching tool, assigning the IAB for students to conduct research, propose solutions and write about sustainable development. In this manner, we hope readers will be similarly inspired as the authors to use the IABs in a variety of ways to conduct their research and practice and document their work while integrating the SDGs towards greater relevance and impact of their efforts in information work environments and beyond.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win - 19th International Conference, iConference 2024, Proceedings
EditorsIsaac Sserwanga, Hideo Joho, Jie Ma, Preben Hansen, Dan Wu, Masanori Koizumi, Anne J. Gilliland
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages3-11
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031578496
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event19th International Conference on Wisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win, iConference 2024 - Changchun, China
Duration: 15 Apr 202426 Apr 2024

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14596 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Wisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win, iConference 2024
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChangchun
Period15/04/2426/04/24

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