• Title, Summary, Keyword: Public Library Services for Older Adults

Search Result 4, Processing Time 0.036 seconds

Recommendations on the Public Library Services for Older Adults (공공도서관 노인 서비스를 위한 제언)

  • Kim, Eunji;Lee, Seongsin
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.25 no.2
    • /
    • pp.59-76
    • /
    • 2014
  • The purpose of this study is to recommend on the public library service for older adults through the analysis of the perceptions of older adults and librarians. To achieve the study purpose, interview method was employed. The interview questions are composed based on the ALA guidelines. According to the study results, the following ten factors were recommended by older adults: 1) various customized life long learning programs for older adults, 2) highly qualified staff for the public library life long learning programs and regular evaluation for the staff, 3) provision of various and new information resources, 4) promotion of public library services and programs, 5) public library staff's kindness and professionalism, 6) regular reeducation of the public library staff, 7) library user education, 8) customized resources, facilities, and equipments for older adults, 9) provision of the library space, and 10) customized library services for older adults. In addition, the following four factors were mentioned by librarians: 1) customized services and programs for older adults, 2) customized collection, facilities, and equipments, 3) adequate budget for public library service for older adults, 4) professionals for the public library service for older adults. The followings were recommended by both the older adults and librarians: 1) Customized library services, programs, collection, equipments, facilities for older adults, 2) Professionals for the public library service for older adults and Regular reeducation for them.

A Study on Considerations of the Library Policy Establishment to Resolve Digital Divide of Older Adults (노인의 정보격차 해소를 위한 도서관 정책수립의 고려사항)

  • Yoon, Hye-Young
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
    • /
    • v.48 no.4
    • /
    • pp.77-105
    • /
    • 2017
  • As our society enters an aged society, it is becoming increasingly important to resolve digital divide of older adults. However, the digital divide of the older adults are generally neglected compared to other information poor. The aim of this study is to propose considerations for library policy development in order to resolve the digital divide of the older adults. The study examined regulation of the Framework Act on National Informatization and the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Also it investigated guidelines and current status of services to older adults in the library. The study suggested that public libraries should be used as a basic base for the services to resolve the digital divide to older adults across the country, and the services should be organized systematically and sustainably through public libraries.

Analysis of the Activities of Public Libraries for Closing the Information Divide in Korea (국내 공공도서관의 정보격차해소 활동에 대한 분석)

  • Cho, Yong-Wan
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
    • /
    • v.38 no.4
    • /
    • pp.167-186
    • /
    • 2007
  • The aim of this study is to explore the activities of public libraries in Korea about information divide issues. To do this, the web sites of 58 public libraries in Korea were investigated. On the basis of analysis, this study concluded that the activities of public libraries did not assist information have-nots, for example, people with disabilities, older adults, immigrants, rural residents and low income brackets and were insufficient to related guidelines of library services.

  • PDF

A Study on the Development of Internet-based Information Services for the Older Adults (노인들을 위한 인터넷기반 정보서비스 구축에 관한 연구)

  • 장혜란
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
    • /
    • v.19 no.4
    • /
    • pp.185-208
    • /
    • 2002
  • Information service for the aged is a new challenge for public libraries in Korea. To develop an internet-based information service at public library perspectives, information sources, information need, and information seeking and using behavior are investigated. Interview survey is performed to 1060 adults aged 60 and over. Finding revealed that the respondents led to few channels to information except for mass media and informal oral communication. It ascertain ways in which 23% of the respondents currently use internet, and identify barriers of nonusers. The information need of the elderly are diverse, but health/medicine, news, hobbies, religion, leisure/travel are most identified need in descending order. Based on data analysis and previous research results, a cooperative service model consisting of information contents, online reference, interface design, and education is developed. Finally problems and suggestions for future improvement are discussed.