A Study on Promotion of Small Libraries through an Analysis on the Current Situation of their Operation

작은도서관 운영실태 분석을 통한 활성화 방안에 관한 연구

  • 김보일 (강서구립곰달래도서관, 나사렛대학교 점자문헌정보학과) ;
  • 조미아 (경기대학교 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 변현주 ((사)작은도서관만드는사람들 사무국)
  • Received : 2015.07.16
  • Accepted : 2015.08.04
  • Published : 2015.11.30


This study attempts to diagnose the trend of operation of small libraries and suggest direction for promoting them through a fact-finding survey on small libraries. According to the study results, it was important to make efforts for improvement such as reflecting the trend of increasing number of small public libraries and apartment libraries of small private libraries, enhancing substantiality of small libraries, human resource allocation for enhancing professionalism of running libraries, introducing activation measures that can consider the current operation situation of public and private libraries, establishing cooperative system between public and small libraries and enhancing accuracy of statistics data. As for the ways of promoting small libraries, change of direction toward qualitative operation support rather than quantitative increase, attempts to stabilizing operation of public small libraries, enhancement of specialty of private small libraries and establishment of cooperative system, strengthening of legal standard for small library and induction of corporate participation through campaigns were suggested.


Small Library;Small Public Library;Small Private Library;Apartment Library;Current Situation of Operation


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