Contribution of the Free Learning Semester Programs of Public Library to Local Development: Focused on Cases of Busan City

공공도서관 자유학기제 프로그램의 지역발전 기여 - 부산지역 사례를 중심으로 -

Yoon, Hee-Yoon;Kim, Gyoung Hee

  • Received : 2019.03.28
  • Accepted : 2019.05.16
  • Published : 2019.05.31


The free learning semester system focuses on the activation of career education of middle school students as an educational policy that links career recognition in elementary school, career search in middle school, and career planning in high school. This system was fully implemented in 2016 and public libraries also provided various programs. This study analyzed the free learning semester system programs of public libraries in Busan city and demonstrated the contribution of local development. As a result, career and job search, career exploration and experience, and information literacy enhancement programs contributed to local knowledge culture, reading culture, learning culture, living culture and leisure culture. However, contribution of reading exhibitions, job experience, information literacy enhancement to the leisure culture and local economy were limited. Therefore, it is desirable that all libraries should add programs related to knowledge ecosystem structure, digital information gap, human healing, social environment issues, future job prospects, and provide information literacy programs.


Free Learning Semester;Young Adults;Public Library;Local Culture;Local Development