International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


Towards the resolution of conflict for research and sustainable development in the developing countries: The role of libraries and information centers

OLAJIDE, Olabode
USTI Library, University of Science and Technology, Ifaki-Ekiti (USTI), Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 August 2011
  •  Published: 31 October 2011



One of the greatest problems ravaging developing nations and, in fact, the entire world is war. Consequently, no meaningful research and sustainable development or advancement can take place in an atmosphere of war, chaos and acrimonies. There is an enormous amount of peaceful and non violent settlement of disputes taking place at various levels and in many communities all over the world. This paper intends to introduce and discuss ways by which library and information could serve as a peaceful and non violent method of managing conflict in the developing nations in order to have research and sustainable development. The paper discusses conflict and its stages, conflict resolution and management, general overview of libraries and information centers. This takes us to the role of libraries and information centers in conflict resolution. The paper concludes by providing recommendations.


Key words: Library and information center, conflict, conflict resolution, research, developing nations.